Summer activities to keep kids busy, safe and sound: Resource - New York News

Summer activities to keep kids busy, safe and sound: Resource

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

By: FOX 32 News intern Shannon Hayden

Chicago is at the "Tipping Point" when it comes to violence.

While there are many different factors that contribute to the violence in the city, many residents say as the hot weather peaks, so does violent crime. Unfortunately, more and more of these incidents involve children.

One solution to help decrease the inclination of Chicago youth to get roped into violent incidents is simple – keep them busy.

To find out more about crime in your neighborhood, visit the Chicago Tribune's breakdown of the crime in Chicagoland communities.

Here are a few fun ways to keep you kids busy during the hot summer months:

Shedd Aquarium - Stingray Touch

Lincoln Park Zoo

Millennium Park- Crown Fountain

Holstein Park Pool - 2200N. Oakley Ave

Outdoor Pools in Chicago

Free Bowling at AMF

Oz Park - 2021 N. Burling Street

Adams Water Playground - 1919 N. Seminary Ave.

The Paintbrush- 2856 N. Halsted

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