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Water slides, sprinklers, games could be coming to a park near you. Find out when.

Paul White, 7, tossed a bean bag as Lexington Parks and Recreation helped kids experience the magic of summer camp with the Park and Play van. The van visits various Lexington parks, including the stop Tuesday morning in Phoenix Park, with activities such as slip and slides, sprinklers, dodgeball, tug of war, craft projects, cornhole, and more. Some of the parks the van will visit include Cardinal Valley Park, Douglass Park Green Acres Park, Lou Johnson Park, Martin Luther King, and Woodhill Park.
Paul White, 7, tossed a bean bag as Lexington Parks and Recreation helped kids experience the magic of summer camp with the Park and Play van. The van visits various Lexington parks, including the stop Tuesday morning in Phoenix Park, with activities such as slip and slides, sprinklers, dodgeball, tug of war, craft projects, cornhole, and more. Some of the parks the van will visit include Cardinal Valley Park, Douglass Park Green Acres Park, Lou Johnson Park, Martin Luther King, and Woodhill Park. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Kids in Lexington’s downtown Phoenix Park got a taste of summer camp for a few hours on Tuesday.

The Lexington Parks and Recreation Park and Play program is bringing popular summer games to area parks. Some of the games include large Connect Four, Jenga and tug-of-war and crafts.

Other activities for parks that have water access include slip and slide and sprinklers. After spending several hours at Phoenix Park Tuesday, the van went to Cardinal Valley Park. The Park and Play program started Sunday at Douglass Park.

The “Park and Play” van will be at Woodhill Park, 2490 Woodhill Dr., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday; Lou Johnson Park, 190 Prall St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Green Acres Park, 1560 LaSalle Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

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