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Summer playground registration under way

Summer playground registration under way

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Children and playground leaders await the start of a game of dodgeball with fellow children and Racine Park and Recreation playground leaders on Aug. 4, 2014, at Douglas Park near the Cesar Chavez Community Center.

RACINE — Registration for Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) summer playground program for youth ages 4 to eighth grade is under way.

The program will be held June 21 to Aug. 17. The 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.

Kiddie Korner for ages 4-6 is held mornings and afternoons at Lockwood Park and Pierce Woods Park. A child must be 4 years old by June 21. New participants must provide proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or passport by the start of the program. Documents may be presented to the playground leader on the first day. Morning sessions run from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:45-4:30 p.m.

Future is for grades one to three, Play It Again is for youth in grades four and five and The Bigs is for grades six to eight. These programs are held mornings and afternoons at Lockwood Park and Humble Park Community Center. Morning sessions run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Youth may register for both sessions with payment of applicable fees; no supervision is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Grade is based on the school year as of May 1.

The fee for Racine residents is $75 and $105 for non-city residents. There are two ways to register:

  • Send Email to prcs@cityofracine.org on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Registrations will be entered in the order in which they are received. Payment is by credit card; staff will contact registrant for payment by phone.
  • Door drop-off and mail-in beginning Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the PRCS Office, 800 Center St., Room 127. Payment is by check only; make payable to City of Racine PRCS.

Registrants will receive confirmation of enrollment in the program via email. PRCS receipt of the registration form and payment does not guarantee placement in the program. Payment will be returned if placement is not available.

Registration forms are available at cityofracine.org/ParksRec/YouthSports/PlayGround. Online registration is not available for this program. For more information, call 262-636-9131.

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