Racine – Registration for City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) summer playground programs will begin Tuesday, May 7, for Racine city residents and Thursday, May 9, for non-city residents. Registration is open to youth ages 4 through 8th grade and is taken at City Hall Annex, 800 Center Street, Rm. 127, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The fee for Racine city residents is $70 and for non-city residents (Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant, and other municipalities/villages) is $100. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis until sites are full with each session limited to 30 participants. Participants may sign up for two sessions, but must fill out two forms and remit payment for both, and leave the site over the lunch hour.

The PRCS nine-week playground programs are theme-orientated and supervised by college students extensively trained as leaders. Participants attend Monday through Thursday in either a morning or afternoon session. Activities include organized games, field trips, free play and weekly special events. Playground programs begin Tuesday, June 18 and conclude on Tuesday, August 13.

Playground programs are available for the following age groups:

Kiddie Korner, for ages 4-6 years old, is held mornings and afternoons at Lockwood Park, and Pierce Woods Park. To be eligible for this program, a child must be 4 years old by June 18, 2019. New participants must provide proof of age in the form of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport at the time of registration.

All other programs are being held mornings and afternoons at Lockwood Park and Humble Park Community Center. Future is for grades 1-3, Play It Again is for youth in grades 4-5, and The Bigs is for grades 6-8. Grade is based on the school year as of May 1, 2019.

Morning sessions run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (8:45-11:30 a.m. for Kiddie Korner) and afternoon sessions from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (1:45-4:30 p.m. for Kiddie Korner).

Registration forms are available at the PRCS office, at any of the five City of Racine community centers (Bryant, Chavez, Humble Park, King and Tyler-Domer), and at cityofracine.org/ParksRec/

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