Summer Playground Program
A supervised Summer Playground Program will be conducted by the City of Tallahassee at the seven sites during the summer of 2014 between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday, with supervision available from 7:30am- 5:30pm for eight weeks starting June 9 through August 1. Each Playground will offers a variety of physical, social and cultural activities on a daily basis. Youth ages 5-16 can participate in sports, games, fitness, special events, and tournaments. Children five years of age must have completed kindergarten in order to be registered for the Playground Program.
For more information, contact Toni McDonald at 891-3856.
The City of Tallahassee, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department Summer Playground Program is no longer accepting applications for summer employment. If you are interested in applying for a position, we start accepting applications in January and begin the interviews in March. If you are interested in becoming a Counselor in Training, applications are will be accepted through the first of May. To be a Counselor in Training, you must be between the ages of 13-16. For more information about applying to be a Counselor in Training, please contact Toni McDonald at 891-3856.
Youth Sports Camp: June 16 - 20
For the first time ever, the athletics division is hosting a youth sports camp this summer. If you enjoy the youth team sports throughout the year, you will enjoy this one week camp. Every day, a new sport (baseball, softball, flag and tackle football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, disc golf) will be highlighted and campers will learn the fundamentals of the sport and playing against others while meeting new friends along the way. There will also be a guided walking tour from Tom Brown Park to Lake Lafayette on Cadillac Trail and a fun aquatic bounce house to beat the summer heat!
There are three age groups (5-7, 8-10 and 11-13) and space is limited as we can take only the first 25 registrations per age group. The camp will be at Tom Brown Park and the cost is $125. Each camper will receive a t-shirt and a take-home disc to play disc golf.
For more information, download the registration packet (PDF) or contact the camp directors: Brian Smatt - 891-3837 and Luca Williams - 891-3825.
Playcamp at The Sue - Our 49th Year!
Children ages 5-12 are invited to participate in our Playcamp - a fun-filled two-week session sure to please. Plenty of spots will be available this year, and with a cost of only $210 per session, it is well worth the summer escape.
Registration is by lottery drawing for new participants, and will be held April 7 from 9:00am - 12:00n and 2:00 - 9:00pm. For each session (running Monday - Friday from 7:30am - 5:30pm), we will provide a morning snack, and kids will need to bring their own lunch. Five year old children must have completed Kindergarten.
- June 2 - 13
- June 16 - 27
- June 30 - July 11 (skipping July 4)
- July 14 - 25
- July 28 - August 8
For more information, call 891-3946.
Tennis Camp: June 2 - August 15
Tennis camp is back at Forestmeadows Park & Athletic Center and Winthrop Park. It is designed for beginning to intermediate level participants and will emphasize the development of stroke fundamentals, conditioning, footwork drills, tennis rules, etiquette, and introduce the students to competitive match play. Activities will run rain or shine. Inside activities will occur with inclement weather. Each site will be supervised by one of our certified USPTA professionals.
||Forestmeadows and Winthrop Parks
||$65.00/session at Forestmeadows and $45.00/session at Winthrop. Each child will need to bring a tennis racquet.
||7:30am - 12:00n (Forestmeadows)
7:30 - 10:30am (Winthrop)
||I- June 2-6
II- June 9-13
III- June 17-21
IV- June 23-27
VI- July 14-18
VII- July 28 - August 1
VIII- August 4-8
IX- August 11-15
||Registration will begin April 1 and forms can be dropped off at Forestmeadows, Winthrop or Tom Brown Park. You may also send it by mail.
||Download the Registration Form (PDF)
|For More Info
||Contact Glen Howe at 850-891-3920
Special Park Hours & Privileges
The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department operates an 8 week Summer Camp program for children, ages 5-16 from June 9 - August 1. During the week, some parks/playgrounds are reserved for our camp activities to ensure the safety of our campers and your children.
The following sites are reserved for exclusive use by our programs from (7:30am to 5:30pm):
- Myers Park
- Winthrop Park
- Lawrence Gregory Community Center at Dade Street
- Jack McLean Community Center
- Jake Gaither Community Center
- Walker Ford Community Center
During this time period we hope you'll visit one of our other parks. Some locations you might like include:
- Tom Brown Park - 501 Easterwood Drive
- Ninth & Terrace Park - 615 E. 9th Ave
- AJ Henry Park - 2701 AJ Henry Park Drive
- LeVerne Payne Community Center (4th Avenue) - 450 W. 4th Avenue
- Levy Park - 609 Tharpe Street
- Capital Park - 400 Tram Road
- Campbell Pond Park - 3703 Shoreline Drive
- Playground at Lafayette Park - 501 Ingleside Ave (must be accompanied by parents)
If you have any questions regarding this matter please feel free to contact Mario Palmentieri, Recreation Supervisor, at 891-3879 or Toni McDonald, Recreation Supervisor, at 891-3856