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A popular Parks & Rec program

Here’s an indication that people enjoy King George’s Parks and Recreation programs:

So many kids have wanted to play basketball in recent years, the department has had to schedule its games on Sundays. This season, like last, there are 38 teams of children, ages 6 to 18, playing Parks and Recreation ball throughout the day on Saturdays and on Sunday afternoons, according to director Tim Smith.

Enrollment typically doesn’t decline when the economy suffers, Smith said. Instead, people “put their kids in our programs because it’s local and less expensive.”

With gas at more than $3 a gallon, it makes sense that people would want to limit their driving on the weekends to the local elementary or middle school.