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Recreation & Parks - June 16, 2014

Skate in July!Fairground Fridays and a free indoor skateboard park, both sponsored by Forsyth Technical Community College, lead the list of teen activities that will be offered this summer by Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks..

The Fairground Fridays Kick-off Party is June 27 with the King BMX Stunt Show, MC Busta Brown, music by Mr. Bill’s Productions, dance contests, prizes, give-aways and free arcade games from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Education Building at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Concessions will be available.

All Fairground Fridays will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. Parking is available through Gate 5 on Deacon Boulevard. [UPDATE: enter the Annex parking lot off Deacon Drive.]

415 Deacon Boulevard, Winston-Salem NC 27105

The Fairground Fridays Kick-Off Party on June 27 also marks the opening of an indoor skateboard park the Recreation Department is setting up inside the Education Building. The skateboard park will be open daily through Aug. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free and includes use of the arcade games inside the building. Concession stands will be open during skating hours.

Fairground Fridays will skip the first week of July for Independence Day and then return July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1. 

**Protective gear is required (helmet, elbow and knee pads) and a signed waiver form must be brought with you, for the skateboard park. More information about Fairground Fridays and the indoor skateboard park is posted at **

Also this summer, Polo Park, Fourteenth Street and the Martin Luther King Jr. recreation centers will hold Teen Nights on Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. June 20 through Aug. 1 with open play, music and game rooms. (For ages 13-16.)

Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center has Teen Night Basketball from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays. Hanes Hosiery will also host the annual Hang the Net Celebrity Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24.

A complete list of recreation center activities for teens during the summer is posted online at and in the Spring/Summer issue of the WePLAY recreation catalog.

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