List of 20 rec centers with extended weekend hours

    As part of his response yesterday to a series of violent attacks by youths in and around Center City, Mayor Michael Nutter laid out a plan.

    Part of that plan for stopping the violence includes leaving 20 city rec centers open later to give kids something to do. While the curfew in Center City and University City for people 18 and younger will be 9 p.m., the following rec centers across the city will be open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays:


    Northern Liberties Recreation Center, 321 Fairmount Ave.
    Murphy Recreation Center, 300 Shunk St.
    Vare Recreation Center, 2600 Morris St.
    Myers Recreation Center, 5800 Kingsessing Ave.
    Christy Recreation Center 728 S. 55th St.
    Kingsessing Recreation Center, 5000 Chester Ave.
    Shepard Recreation Center, 5700 Haverford Ave.
    Gustine Lake Recreation Center, 4863 Ridge Ave.
    Hank Gathers Recreation Center 2501-19 W. Diamond St.
    Athletic Recreation Center, 1401-27 North 27th St.
    Vogt Recreation center, 4131 Unruh Ave.
    Samuel Recreation Cente,r 3539 Gaul St.
    McVeigh Recreation Center, 400-64 D St.
    Feltonville Recreation Center, 231-31 E. Wyoming Ave.
    Lonnie Young Recreation Center, 1100 E. Chelten Ave.
    Happy Hollow Recreation center, 4740 Wayne Ave.
    Olney Recreation Center, 100 E. Godfrey Ave.
    Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.
    Simons Recreation Center, 7200 Woolston St.
    Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St.

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    For more information on the city’s reponse to flashmobs, tune into Radio Times this morning at 10 a.m. on 90.9 FM, when host Marty Moss-Coane will talk with Police Commission Charles Ramsey and Dr. Chuck Williams, Drexel University education professor and director of the Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence.

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