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

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Summer Enrichment Programs

Registration begins on Monday, May 8th with each site having a specific day.  See the schedule in the chart below.

Registration will take place in Forest Park (Sumner Avenue entrance.  293 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.*****

NOTE:  There is a $3.00 fee to enter the park for registration

***** 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*****

 

Quality Summer Enrichment Programs

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

Programs begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and run through Friday, August 11, 2017

 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Program SiteThemeRegistration DateRegistration Location

Forest Park - ECOS

Into the WildMonday, May 8Recreation Office

Kiley

Amazing Race:  Scavenger Hunt ChallengeTuesday, May 9Recreation Office
Pottenger

 

Science AdventuresWednesday, May 10Recreation Office
Renaissance

 

Science AdventuresWednesday, May 10Cyr Arena (ice skating rink in Forest Park)

Liberty

Creative MindsThursday, May 11Recreation Office

Download the Flyer and Registration Information

"On The Wilder Side"

If you are looking for a fun-filled out-of-the-ordinary experience, this adventure program is just right for you and promises to be EXTRA-ordinary!  There will be five, one-week sessions that include team building games and challenges, kayaking, fishing, swimming, treasure hunts, hiking, snorkeling, survival skills and out-of-the-box adventure!  This year’s lineup has a ropes challenge course to add even more excitement and challenges to your wilder experience! From beginner to expert level, you will learn new skills while exploring fun ways of helping each other AND our environment.  Come uncover the REAL you in this unique program of self esteem and competence building.

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

Five Sessions from July 10 - August 11, 2017

Get the details

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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 7.  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)

 

 

 

Camp STAR Angelina Universal Master Plan

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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.5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forest Park Middle School (Oakland Street)Mon. - Fri.5:30 pm - 8:30 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 December 5, 2016 and run through the week of May 8, 2017.  The Open Gym programs are funded by Health New England.

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Sports leagues

The Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management offers a variety of recreational sports leagues to city residents. Want to register someone for a particular sport? Here's a list of contacts.









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