Playground Program - Appleton Parks and Recreation

Are you looking for a way to keep your child active and entertained this summer? How about having them join us for our Playground Program? We will have two-three qualified leaders at each of our thirteen sites ready to create an interactive and enjoyable summer for your child! 

Youth ages 6-13 are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis and participate in sports, games, special events, trips, STEM activities, creative crafts and much more. The more the merrier, so be sure to tell your friends! There are also exciting special events planned throughout the summer for our playground participants that include:

  • Ice Cream Social Night
  • Erb Pool Play Day
  • Children’s Week activities
  • Playground Olympics
  • Playground Fair
  • Breakfast in the Park
  • Kickball Tournament
  • The Amazing Race
  • much, much more!

NEW FOR 2022!  A $10 online registration fee is required for all participants.  This is good for the entire summer of fun.  

Alicia Park
Appleton Memorial Park- NEW for 2022
Colony Oaks Park
Derks Parks
Erb Park
Green Meadows Park 
Highview Park
Hoover Park
Huntley School
Kiwanis Park
Linwood Park
Peabody Park
Vosters Park
*Please note that Schaefer Park is no longer a playground site.

DATES:   Monday, June 13 – Thursday, August 11
DAY:       Monday – Thursday
TIME:      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE:         $10 for the entire summer! (extra fees may be required for certain special events or site trip days)

Appleton Parks and Recreation is proud to offer our VIP (Volunteer in Parks) Junior Leader Program. Make the most of your summer by becoming a Junior Leader to our summer playground program. This program is intended to offer young adults who are 14 years of age and older an opportunity to gain both experience and knowledge of the skills it takes to become a playground leader. VIP – Junior Leaders will assist the Playground Leaders in leading games, helping with crafts and setting a positive example for younger children. The program runs from June 13 – August 11. Responsible teens must commit to volunteering a minimum of 6 hours per week.   Application deadline is May 31, 2022. Please note: each playground site is limited to two Junior Leaders.  Click here for application

Watch the video below to see some of the fun had during the Playground Program in the past!