Supervised Playground Programs in Green Bay Area 2017

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 & up. 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 15 (begins at 1PM on June 9, closed July 4)
TIMES: 10:30AM-12:30PM & 1PM-4:30PM
AGES: 6 & up
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.

De Pere

DAYS: Monday thru Friday, June 14-August 18 (closed July 3 & 4)
TIMES: 9:30AM-12:30PM & 1PM-4:30PM
AGES: 6-12
4 PARK LOCATIONS: Braisher, Kiwanis, Optimist & Patriot
COST: $16 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 5-6:30PM on Monday, June 26 at Optimist Park & Braisher Park and Tuesday, July 11 at Kiwanis Park & Partiot Park. The season will end with a summer carnival and games at Legion Park from 5:30-7:30. Game tickets are 20 cents each and a hotdog dinner will be available for a nominal fee.

Green Bay

DAYS: Monday thru Friday, June 13-August 18 (begins at 1PM on June 13; closed July 4 & August 1)
AGES: 6-18
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: Playground program will open at 1PM on June 13. Park playground program will end at 1PM on August 18. A variety of activities, city-wide special events, games and sports will be offered including:
All City Track & Novelty Meet 6/22 at Fisk Park/West High School Stadium at 11AM
Special Event Thursdays on 6/29, 7/13 and 8/10 from 2:30-3:30PM
Wildlife Sanctuary Day 7/6 from 1-3PM
Games Day 7/12 at 11AM at Fisk Park, events will consist of 4-square, ping-pong, chess, checkers, tetherball, bean bags, badminton, sand sculpture, basketball free throw and 3-on-3 basketball.
City-Wide Sports Tournament 7/20 at 11AM at Colburn Park
Annual City-Wide Talent Show 7/25 at 6PM at Bay Beach
Kiddie Karnival & Parade 8/1 at Leicht Park 4:30-9
Wildlife Sanctuary visits to local parks from 2-3PM on 6/28 at Tank, 7/19 at Fisk, 7/24 at JFK, 7/26 at St Philip and 7/31 at Astor
Library Days from 2-3PM on 7/3 (JFK), 7/11 (Tank), 7/24 (Astor) and 8/7 (Fisk)
Field trips to Resch/Colburn or Joannes Pools on 8/14 and Bay Beach on 8/15

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