Summer Playground Program
Welcome to the Summer Playground Program!
PROGRAM DATES THIS YEAR ARE JUNE 11TH - AUGUST 17TH (11:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.). WE HAVE EXTENDED OUR PROGRAM TO TEN WEEKS FOR 2018! SITES WILL REMAIN THE SAME AS LAST SUMMER.
Click here for the 2018 flyer.
In response to the concerns expressed after the introduction of the new registration process for the Summer Playground Program, the Parks and Recreation Commission have decided to return to our prior process for registration and fee collection.
There will be no fees collected when registering your child or children. We would still encourage you to register your child for the weeks known that you wish to participate. Children will still be asked to pay for the field trips within the community, but those will be collected on an individual trip basis similar to years past.
Click here for the registration form. As program begins Monday, June 11th, please bring your completed registration form to the site your child will be attending (do not mail or drop off at the Government Center at this time).
The Summer Playground Program runs from 11:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday from mid June to mid August . Our goal is to provide supervised play and outdoor fun in a safe environment for children ages 5-11 in Superior. In order to set the foundation for this, we staff each program site with staff members who have been trained in CPR and First Aid. We also partner with the School District of Superior to provide free lunch and snack for program participants as well as any other children under the age of 18.
When sending your child to participate in our program, we suggest dressing them in layers as the temperature fluctuates frequently throughout the day and we are an outdoor program! Occasionally we will have to cancel program due to inclement weather, but we do our best to remain open as much as possible! In addition, sunscreen and water bottles are great things to have at the playground. Please make sure that if you child is participating in our trips to the YMCA that you also send them with the proper swim wear for the pool.
This year we are very excited about the field trip additions to our playground activities. In addition to swimming at the YMCA once a week, parks will attend field trips as outlined below (the fees for these fields trips are listed):
- EDGE Waterpark $15.00
- North Shore Standup Paddleboard $10.00
- Positive Energy Outdoors $15.00
- Landmark Lanes & World of Wheels $11.00
- SAHA $7.00
- Planet3 Trampoline Park $14.00
We look forward to a great summer and are glad you are joining us!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Program has already started, can I still register my child?
Yes!! We welcome new registrations at any time! Each site has registration forms available for you to fill out and your child can start attending program immediately. You can also download and fill out the registration form from our website and bring it completed to the playground site your child will attend.
Can my child attend more than one site?
Yes, but if you would like your child to attend more than one site, that will need to be communicated at registration so both sites have necessary contact and emergency information.
Is there any bussing from summer school to the playground program?
No, your child can join us any time after 11:30, but we do not transport any participants to program. They should walk, ride a bike, or be dropped off.
Can my child just come to the site to eat?
Absolutely. Our partnership with the Summer Food Service Program provides a free lunch and snack to anyone under the age of 18. Registration for the Summer Playground Program is not required to participate in lunch or snack.
Can my child attend only on field trip days?
Sure! We would love to have your child attend every day, but our ‘come and go’ structure allows you and your child to choose when they would like to attend.
What happens if it rains during program?
If we have to cancel due to inclement weather, participants will be sent home for the remainder of the day. If a group is on a field trip and indoors, they will continue with the trip as scheduled and will be sent home upon return to their playground site. If a field trip day is rained out, we will do our best to reschedule as soon as possible.If you have additional questions, please email our Program Coordinator.