Tuttle Recreation Center, 240 W. Oakland Ave., will offer a free holiday cookout from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 2.

Tuttle Recreation Center, 240 W. Oakland Ave., will offer a free holiday cookout from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 2.

Those 18 and younger are invited. The cookout will include hot dogs, chips and beverages. Games and crafts will follow until 5:30 p.m.

The center will be closed Monday, July 5.

The summer playground program runs through Aug. 6.

Playground hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities for ages 17 and younger include outdoor games, arts and crafts, gym games, water games and more. Fishing is available for children 15 and younger.

Special events will include a trip to the zoo and ice skating at the Chiller, as well as a chance to climb on a portable climbing wall. A schedule is available at www.columbusrecparks.com.

A free lunch for ages 18 and younger is served daily from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.