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If you have any Park maintenance issues please remember to call 311.  You may also visit the 311 website.

Summer Concerts

Where: Forest Park Amphitheater

When:  June 7, 14, 21, 28

Time:  6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

June 7: Floyd Patterson Band

June 14: Manzi Family Band

June 21: The Diamond Collection - Kenny LeBelle

June 28: Leon Spradley

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Summer Enrichment Programs

Registration begins on Monday, May 7th with each site having a specific day.  See the schedule in the chart below.

Registration will take place in Forest Park (Sumner Avenue entrance.  299 Sumner Ave. for GPS purposes.) at either the Recreation Office or Cyr Arena from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (OR UNTIL SITES ARE FILLED!).

Note:  If spots at a site have not filled after the initial registration date, registration will continue on a rolling basis, until all spots are filled.  Please contact the Recreation Office (787-6434) for openings.

****REGISTRATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 2:00 PM.*****

***** EACH PROGRAM ACCEPTS 75 CHILDREN.  REGISTRATION IS ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. *****

Cost:  $50/Child for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling (CASH OR MONEY ORDERS ONLY!)

***** THIS CHARGE IS A NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE (NO EXCEPTIONS!) *****

Ages:  6 - 13 (must be 6 by July 1 and not turn 14 before July 1)

*****BIRTH CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER*****

*****ONLY PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS MAY REGISTER A CHILD. *****

*****WE WILL NOT HOLD SPOTS OR MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR REGISTRATION*****

*****PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS OF THE PROGRAM*****

 COMING TO FOREST PARK FOR REGISTRATION

Address for the Main Entrance for Forest Park is 293 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA

All parents/guardians coming to Forest Park for registration MUST pay the $3.00 (in state vehicle) to enter Forest Park. No exceptions.

 

Quality Summer Enrichment Programs

Programs run Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Programs begin on Wednesday, July 2, 2018 and run through Friday, August 10, 2018 (Closed Wednesday, July 4) 

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Program SiteThemeRegistration DateRegistration Location

Forest Park - ECOS

 

Into The Wild

***** THIS PROGRAM IS FULL *****

Central

 

Youth Can Do It!

***** THIS PROGRAM IS FULL *****

 

Pottenger

 

Learn, Grow, Engineer and Go!

Thursday, May 10

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Recreation Office in Forest Park
Renaissance

 

Lift Off! Rockets and Rovers Engineering Program

Tuesday, May 8

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Recreation Office in Forest Park

Liberty

Arts In Action

Wednesday, May 9

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Recreation Office in Forest Park

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"On The Wilder Side"

Next Level Adventures is coming once again to Camp Wilder in Springfield and we're offering the best outdoor adventure camp in all of New England.

Camp Wilder provides a low-stress environment with no pressure to do any particular activity, and "challenge by choice" is our philosophy.

There is no better place to make new friends, learn new skills, challenge and amaze yourself, and experience the beauty of nature. For all kids looking for an incredible week or weeks outdoors, with a wide variety of adventure activities, this is the camp for you.

Address: 1524 Parker St Springfield

Camp Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

So c’mon…take a week on the wilder side…or take two!

You can also register online.

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Aquatics Programs

•Learn to Swim - The City of Springfield's Aquatics Department offers swimming lessons at a wide variety of levels. All Learn to Swim classes are available to participants ages three years and up. From getting your child comfortable in the water to perfecting your strokes, our program has everything needed to watch your child, or even yourself, grow into a strong and confident swimmer.

•Family Swim - The Family Swim program gives the entire family an opportunity to have fun, get in shape, get healthy, and spend time together in a safe environment. It can be an amazing thing to watch families bond while having fun!

•Aquaventure - An exciting new adventure awaits the participants of this program! A certified and licensed instructor will oversee the curriculum, which includes: kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving basics.

•Aqua-Zumba - A combination of dance and aerobics blend together for this latest trend in water fitness. This fast-paced fitness class provides participants with a fun and exciting way to stay in shape.

For flyers and additional information please visit the Aquatics page.

Public skating

Public skating is offered at Cyr Arena in Forest Park on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. beginning on Friday, October 6.  There is a $5.00 admission fee ($3.00 for youth) and a $4.25 skate rental fee.  Birthday parties may be scheduled please call 787-6438 after 4:00 p.m. for booking and fee information.

Valley Advocate Votes Forest Park Best Public Park 2013!

With 736 acres of open space and a variety of recreation options for the whole family, Forest Park, the crown jewel of Springfield, has been voted the best public park in the Pioneer Valley by the Valley Advocate!  Stop by today to see what’s blooming!

 

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Afterschool Programs

Looking for a free afterschool program that provides a safe, fun-filled environment for your children with lots of opportunities for hands-on educational and recreational activities to support what they do during the school day? The Recreation Division of the Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management (DPBRM) runs afterschool programs at six elementary schools located throughout the city and funded by the City of Springfield and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Testimonials:

This is awesome! You guys are doing a great job. I just want to thank you for letting my children be involved in the program.  (A Pottenger Parent)

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Open Gym Programs

SiteDaysTimes
Brookings Elementary School (Walnut Street)Mon. - Wed.5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chestnut Middle School (Plainfield Street)Mon. - Fri. (Closed Wednesdays)5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forest Park Middle School (Oakland Street)Mon. - Fri. (Closed Tuesdays)5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gerena Elementary School (Birnie Ave.)Mon. - Fri.5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kennedy Middle School (Berkshire Ave. Indian Orchard)Mon. - Wed.5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Milton Bradley Elementary School (Mulberry Street)Mon. - Fri.5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

End dates are subject to change.  For more information call 787-6434.  Programs start the week of November 27, 2017 and run through the week of April 9, 2018.  The Open Gym programs are funded by Health New England.

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