Playground Program

Playground Program Participants

2014 Playground Program Calendar - download here!

Are you looking for a healthy, interactive and enjoyable summer for your child? Youth ages 7-15 are welcome to participate in sports, games, special events, bus trips, crafts and much more throughout the summer. A complete calendar of events will be posted online when available and will be distributed during the first week of playgrounds. Participants are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis. The more the merrier, so be sure to tell all your friends!

Two enthusiastic playground leaders are waiting for you at each playground site! They will organize daily events to keep the summer fun and interesting. There are special events planned during the summer. These include the A Night at the Oscars/Ice Cream Social, Mead Pool Play Day/Splash n' Dash Swim Meet, Playground Fair, Breakfast in the Park, Dodgeball Tournament and much, much more!! Visit your local playground site for further details.

The Playground Program will once again be participating in the summer food service program through the AASD. Contact your site leader or Appleton Parks and Recreation customer service for more information or download details here.


- Alicia Park - Derks Park - Green Meadows Park - Huntley School - Linwood Park

- City Park

- Erb Park - Highview Park - Jaycee Park - Schaefer Park
- Colony Oaks Park - Ferber School - Hoover Park - Kiwanis Park - Vosters Park

DATES: June 11 - August 7

DAYS/HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9:00-Noon & 1:00-4:00 p.m.
FEE: FREE with additional charges for bus trips and special events

The City of Appleton Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer our VIP ~ Junior Leader Program. This program is intended to offer young adults who are 14 years of age and older with an opportunity to gain both experience and knowledge of the skills it takes to become a leader. VIP Junior Leaders will assist the Playground Leaders in setting a positive example for younger children. To be a Junior Leader, there are certain expectations to follow and various duties that may need to be completed:

Junior Leader Expectations and Duties

  • Follow and enforce all park rules
  • Accept and follow through with directives from playground leaders and be a positive role model for all park attendees and park program participants
  • Commit to and be present at the park on a regular set schedule as well as for special events
  • Help keep park clean: pick up garbage, sweep/mop shelter floors, etc.
  • Assist playground leaders in planning and preparing for daily activities
  • Assist in chaperoning trips and special events as scheduled

If you are interested in applying for this position, click this link for details and then 'apply' to complete an online application.


Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911




Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


"Building communities and enriching lives where we live, work and play."

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