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 eleven 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 Field Day
  • Playground Fair
  • Breakfast in the Park
  • Kickball Tournament
  • much, much more!

A $25 online registration fee is required for all participants.  This is good for the entire summer of fun.  

The Playground Program will once again be participating in the summer food service program through the Appleton Area School District. More details coming soon.


Alicia Park
Appleton Memorial Park
Colony Oaks Park
Derks Parks
Erb Park
Green Meadows Park 
Highview Park
Huntley School
Kiwanis Park
Peabody Park
Vosters Park

DATES:   Wednesday, June 12 – Tuesday, August 13, 2024
DAYS:       Monday – Thursday
TIMES:      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FEE:         $25 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 12 – August 13. Responsible teens must commit to volunteering a minimum of 6 hours per week.   Each playground site is limited to two Junior Leaders.  


Check out just a little of the fun we had in 2023: