Playground Program

Playground Program - Bumper BallSince 2008, the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission has sponsored summer playground programs for at-risk youth in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Ypsilanti area. This effort includes hiring local activity leaders, providing sports equipment, table games, and arts and craft supplies at each location during the summer.

This summer, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is pleased to offer the program at three locations: Superior Township Community Park, West Willow at New Covenant Church, and Sugar brook Neighborhood at Grace Fellowship Church. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts, group games, interactive nature fun, weekly themes, and more!

The program is FREE and available for children who have completed kindergarten to age 11 years old. Weekly programs will be offered for 8 weeks during summer months. There is no limit to the number of weeks you register for. All program staff have passed a background check and are certified in CPR, first aid, and youth skills based training. Food Gatherers is generously providing daily breakfast and lunch at each location.

If you know someone interested in attending, be sure to register soon because space is limited. Registration open until filled. For more information, please contact Karen Lewis at (734) 971-6337 x.324 or lewisk2@washtenaw.org.

Location, Hours & Rates

*All programs run from June 24 - August 15, Monday - Thursday
Location Hours
Superior Township (New Christian Love Church) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sugarbrook Neighborhood (Grace Fellowship Church) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
West Willow (New Covenant Church) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How to Register

1. School Office: Turn registration form in to the following Ypsilanti Community School Offices:

Estabrook Learning Community
1555 W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti

Erickson Elementary
1427 Levona Street, Ypsilanti

Holmes Elementary
1255 Holmes Road, Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti International Elementary (YIES)
503 Oak Street, Ypsilanti

2. In Person: 

Washtenaw County Parks Administration Building 
2230 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

3. Fax: 

Washtenaw County Parks at 734-971-6386
Attn: Summer Playground

4. Postal Mail: 

Washtenaw County Parks
PO Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107

 5. On-Site Registration: Available on the first day of program (Space permitting).

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