Did you know that there are Supervised Playground Programs this summer in Ashwaubenon, De Pere and Green Bay at 47 different parks?
Each program is slightly different, but as a general rule, these programs are for kids ages 6-14. It is a drop-in program, but kids typically need to be registered in the program to participate. The parks are staffed with “Parkees” who are area high school students and are positive role models who plan and lead activities to do with the kids throughout the summer. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, theme weeks, special events and more! It is not necessary to be a resident of the given city to participate in the program and the Ashwaubenon and Green Bay programs are FREE!!
Please note that while recreation staff will supervise participants during scheduled activities they are not responsible for keeping track of children for the duration of the day and this should not be used as a substitute for child-care services. Kids may come and go as they please and participate in the scheduled activities of their choice at any of the participating parks. Staff is also not responsible for providing activities for non-registered children where registration is required.
Details for each program are as follows:
DAYS: Monday thru Friday, June 9-August 16 (closed July 4)
TIMES: 10:30AM-12:30PM & 1PM-4:30PM
7 PARK LOCATIONS: Canterbury, Fort Howard, Pioneer, Sand Acres, Smith, Valley View, Waterford
REGISTRATION: Parents should register their children with the playground leader at the park they are attending. Contact the parks department with any questions at 920-492-2331.
DAYS: Monday thru Friday, June 13-August 12 (closed July 4)
TIMES: 10AM-12:30 PM & 1PM-5PM
4 PARK LOCATIONS: Braisher, Kiwanis, Optimist & Patriot
COST: $15 per participant for all on-site daily activities for entire summer
REGISTRATION: All registrations must be paid at the De Pere Community Center. No registrations will be accepted at the parks. Participants may register anytime throughout the summer and once registered may attend any of the parks’ daily programs. Find online registration here.
OTHER: Families are invited to an Ice Cream Social at the parks for an opportunity to meet the Summer Playground Staff and get the “scoop” on all the fun activities they have planned for the kids this summer! Also, enjoy a “scoop” of ice cream with some of your favorite toppings for just $1.50 per Sundae! Ice Cream Socials will be held from 5-7PM on Monday, June 27 at Optimist Park, Tuesday, June 28 at Patriot Park, Tuesday, July 12 at Braisher Park and Thursday, July 14 at Kiwanis Park.
DAYS: Monday thru Friday, June 8-August 12 (closed July 4 & 26)
36 PARK LOCATIONS: Astor, Baird, Bay View, Beaumont, Beaver Dam, Colburn, Danz, Eighth Street, Eastman, East River VanBeaver, Edison, Eisenhower, Farlin, Firemans, Fisk, Fort Howard, Fritsch, Joannes, John Muir, JF Kennedy, King, Marquette, Mather Heights, McAuliffe, Murphy, Perkins, Preble, Red Smith, Seymour, St James, St John, St Philip, Tank, VT Pride, Whitney, Wilder
REGISTRATION: No registration needed–kids just drop-in to participate. Contact Green Bay Parks & Recreation department with any questions at 920-448-3365.
OTHER: Playgrounds will open at 11AM on June 8 except at Baird, Red Smith and King, which will open at 1PM on June 9. Park program will end at 1PM on August 12. A variety of activities, city-wide special events, games and sports will be offered including:
–All City Track & Novelty Meet 6/16 at Fisk Park/West High School Stadium at 11AM
–Special Event Thursdays on 6/30, 7/7, 7/21 and 8/4 from 2:30-3:30PM
–Wildlife Sanctuary Tours 6/28 from 1-3PM
–Games Day 7/6 at 11AM at Fisk Park, categories will consist of chess, checkers, sand sculpture, tetherball, 4 square, basketball free throw, bean bags and ping pong
–City-Wide Sports Tournament 7/14 at 11AM at Colburn Park
–68th Annual City-Wide Talent Show 7/19 at 6PM at Bay Beach
–Wildlife Sanctuary visits to local parks from 2-3PM on 6/15 at Tank, 7/13 at Fisk, 7/18 at JFK, 7/20 at St Philip and 7/25 at Astor
–Spelling Bee on 8/2 at 11AM at Preble Park
–Book of the Week Summer Reading Initiative