Despite some unusually hot temperatures this summer, Perrysburg’s summer recreation programs went smoothly with high attendance, the program’s director reported this week.
There were no illness reported from the heat and only three hours of outside programs were canceled because of the scorching weather, Jim McMorgan said as he gave an update to the Perrysburg city recreation and parks committee during a meeting Monday night.
On one day, temperatures measured 115-degrees on the tennis courts, so “if you look carefully you can see the heat weave,” he recalled.
But despite that, the city’s recreation attendance was high, including 16 youth who attended golf camp, up from 3 people a year ago, and 19 went to baton camp, up from 5 people.
“You can see a lot of our numbers are up, which is really good,” he told the city council members.
Already, Mr. McMorgan said he is looking ahead to next summer.
The city could add wrestling, lacrosse, and guitar lessons to the summer programs, he said.
The city may also break the dodgeball, one of the most popular sports, into two different sessions next year after 112 took it this year.
Children played dodgeball in Municipal Park three days a week from June through August.
After his presentation, Mr. McMorgan said he did not know how the summer programs fared financially.