The Supervised Park Playground Programs this summer look a little different than in past years due to Covid-19, but it is still happening in Ashwaubenon and Green Bay! There are fewer parks participating this year and there are some changes to the programs. De Pere made the difficult decision to cancel their supervised park program for 2020.
Each program is slightly different, but as a general rule, these programs are for kids ages 6 & up. It is a FREE, drop-in program, but for Ashwaubenon, kids need to be registered in the program to participate. The parks are staffed with “Parkees” who are area high school students and 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 and more! It is not necessary to be a resident of the given city to participate in the program and it is 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. Playgrounds are subject to close if there is inclement weather such as lightning/thunder, heavy rain, hail, extreme wind or exceedingly hot temperatures.
Details for each program are as follows:
DAYS: Monday thru Friday, June 11-August 18 (all parks closed Friday, July 3rd)
TIMES: 10:30AM-12:30PM & 1:00-4:30PM
AGES: 6 & up
3 PARK LOCATIONS: Fort Howard, Sand Acres & Smith
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, July 6-August 21 (closes at 1PM on August 21)
16 PARK LOCATIONS: Astor, Danz, Eastman, Eisenhower, Fisk, Fort Howard, Fritsch, Joannes, John Muir, JF Kennedy, Marquette, Mather Heights, McAuliffe, Perkins, Tank, VT Pride
REGISTRATION: No registration needed–kids just drop-in & can participate in whichever activities they choose. Contact Green Bay Parks & Recreation department with any questions at 920-448-3365.
OTHER: This year the program will allow a ratio of 8 kids to 2 playground leaders in structured programs like arts & crafts, WLS and library program. Check the Green Bay Parks & Rec Facebook page for updates as some information is subject to change. Restrooms at parks will be open during the hours of the program and closed afterwards and will be cleaned on a regular basis as needed. Lunches will NOT be served at the parks this year. Instead, lunches will be served at Green Bay school locations. Visit this link for changes and more info about the 2020 Green Bay Park Program due to Covid-19: https://greenbaywi.gov/397/Supervised-Playground-Program
If you plan to attend, please review their re-opening plan/guidelines here. For any questions, contact the Green Bay Parks Department directly at 920-448-3365.