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 college-aged 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.  These include Ice Cream Social Night, Erb Pool Play Day, Children’s Week activities, Playground Fair, Breakfast in the Park, Kickball Tournament, the Amazing Race and much, much more!

Emergency contact information is required for all participants. Fill out the form on site with the Playground Leaders or make it easy and preregister and complete the form in advance by clicking here!

Alicia Park
Colony Oaks Park
Derks Parks
Erb Park
Green Meadows Park 
Highview Park
Hoover Park
Huntley School
Kiwanis Park
Linwood Park
Peabody Park
Schaefer Park 
Vosters Park

DATES:   Monday, June 15 – Thursday, August 13
DAY:        Monday – Thursday
TIME:       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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 15-August 13. Responsible teens must commit to volunteering a minimum of 6 hours per week. To become a Junior Leader, complete the application at Application deadline is May 8, 2020. Please note: each playground site is limited to two Junior Leaders.

There are fun and exciting special events planned throughout the summer for our playground participants.  Make sure to mark your calendars to join in the fun! 2020 calendar coming soon!

2019 Playground Program Event Calendar 

The Appleton Parks and Recreation is excited to announce our continued partnership with the Appleton Area School District for families looking to have their students involved in summer school and the summer playground program. Students attending summer school at selected sites (see the list below) will participate in supervised lunch at the school site. After lunch a summer school staff member will walk with them to the local park to participate in our Playground Program which starts at 1:00 p.m.  Once at the park, students will be under the supervision of our Playground Leaders until 4:00 p.m. Please note this program is only available during the weeks summer school is taking place and the playground program is offered only Monday through Thursday.   This service is FREE but registration is required to participate.  Download the registration form here

  • Franklin: Erb Park 1:00-4:00 p.m. Mon-Thu (bring a bagged lunch)
  • Huntley: Huntley Playground 1:00-4:00 p.m. Mon-Thu (bring a bagged lunch)
  • Jefferson: Alicia Park 1:00-4:00 p.m. Mon-Thu (free lunch at school first)

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