Supervised Playground Program

Einstein Project 2
Einstein project

Summer Playground Program

Spend this summer at your neighborhood’s supervised playground. These sites will be supervised by "Parkees." A variety of organized activities, special events, games, and sports will be offered throughout the summer - there is something for everyone! 

Mark your calendars! Playground Program sites will open on June 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Parkees will be onsite from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The program ends August 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. All Playground Program sites will be closed on July 4 (wading pools will be open normal hours) as well as August 1 for the Kiddie Karnival. 


There is no fee or pre-registration for participating in the program, and children aged 6-18 years old can come and go from the program as they choose (younger children can participate if supervised by an adult).

Lunch in the Parks

The Green Bay Public School District Food Service provides free lunches to children throughout the City during the summer months, including many Playground Program sites and special events. 

2023 Parks                                                                                                                                                 

Astor Beaumont
McAuliffeJohn Muir
Red SmithMarquette
VT PrideMather Heights

2023 Special Events

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Playground 2023 Special Event Calendars-June
Playground 2023 Special Event Calendars-July
Playground 2023 Special Event Calendars-August

June Events

June 13 at 1pm: Playground Sites open

June 14: Summer Lunch Program starts

June 26: Kids' Day

June 29 at 2:30-3:30pm: Playground Site Special Event-Games Day 
Each playground site will host its own special event with the theme "Games Day". Visit your neighborhood parkee to learn more! 

July Events

July 4: Closed. Happy 4th of July! 

July 6 at 2:30-3:30pm: Playground Site Special Event-Own Choice 
Each playground site will hosts its own special event with a theme chosen by your neighborhood parkee. Visit your playground site to learn more!

July 12 at 11am: Track & Novelty at Fisk Park
Compete against other City parks at the annual Track & Novelty Day! Events include sprints and runs, sack races, 3-legged races, long jumps, and softball throws. Participants must be 6-18 years old and will be divided up by age group. There will be individual winners as well as a park named the "Track & Novelty Day Champion". Please arrive at 11am to register. Free lunch is provided by the Green Bay School District. 

July 18: Drama/Skit Day (East side parks)
July 19: Drama/Skit Day (West side parks)
Calling all singers, dancers, comedians, mimes, actors, and talented people! Show off your skills at your local park. See your parkee for your park's scheduled performance time. 

July 20 at 11am: Sports Tournament at Colburn Park
Compete against other City parks at the annual Sports Tournament! This event is for the older kids, ages 10-18. The sports include volleyball, kübb, kickball, and soccer. Please arrive at 11am to register. Free lunch is provided by the Green Bay School District. 

August Events

August 1 at 5-8pm: Kiddie Karnival at Leicht Park (Playground sites & wading pools closed all day)
Join us for an evening to celebrate our Playground Program participants and staff! Each playground site will run a booth consisting of games and raffles for all ages. Tickets are 5¢ each (the amount charged at each booth varies). 

August 8: Bay Beach Field Trip Day 

August 14: Aquatic Centers Field Trip Day

August 17: End-of-Summer Picnics 
Each park will plan and organize its own End-of-Summer picnic. See your parkees for details.

August 18: Playground Sites close at 1pm

Ongoing Events

Green Bay Bicycle Collective Mobile Bike Repair: Mobile Bike Repair is Green Bay Bicycle Collective’s newest initiative in bicycle advocacy, youth development, and accessibility. The Mobile Bike Repair will be launched in Green Bay parks this summer, visiting a new park every week to offer free bike repair services to area youth and cyclists. This program will help kids, teens, and adults maintain access to operational bikes. It will also teach area youth about bicycle maintenance and helps identify participants for the Earn-a-Bike program.

  • June 14: Astor at 11am-1pm
  • June 21: Marquette at 11am-1pm
  • June 28: JFK at 11am-1pm
  • July 5: John Muir at 11am-1pm
  • July 12: Fisk at 11am-3pm
  • July 19: Red Smith at 11am-1pm
  • July 26: Seymour at 11am-1pm
  • August 2: Joannes at 11am-1pm
  • August 9: Mather Heights at 11am-1pm
  • August 16: Fritsch at 11am-1pm

Einstein Project: For over three decades, the Einstein Project has provided leadership in transformation change in STEAM education in WI. The hands-on materials and curriculum not only promote quality learning in science, technology, engineering, aesthetics, and math; they also help develop a student's soft skills and foster curiosity. 

  • June 14: John Muir at 1-3pm
  • June 15: Mather Heights at 12-2pm
  • June 19: Marquette at 12-2pm
  • June 20: Astor at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • June 21: Fisk at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • June 23: JFK at 12:30-2:30pm
  • June 26: Leicht at 10:30am-1pm
  • June 27: Red Smith at 12-2pm
  • June 30: Fritsch at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • July 12: VT Pride at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • July 14: Joannes at 12:30-2:30pm
  • July 19: Eastman at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • July 25: Colburn at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • July 28: Seymour at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • August 1: Leicht at 5-8pm
  • August 2: McAuliffe at 11:30am-1:30pm
  • August 9: Beaumont at 1-3pm
  • August 11: Wilder at 1-3pm

Brown County Library/Bookmobile: Visit the Bookmobile to learn more about what this library on wheels has to offer. Bring your library card to borrow books, sign up for one, and participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! 

  • June 16: Bookmobile at Joannes at 1-3pm
  • June 27: Library Day at JFK at 2-3pm
  • July 11: Library Day at John Muir at 2-3pm
  • July 13: Bookmobile at Red Smith at 1-3pm
  • July 21: Bookmobile at Marquette at 1-3pm
  • July 24: Bookmobile at VT Pride at 1-3pm
  • July 24: Library Day at Astor at 2-3pm
  • July 26: Bookmobile at Fritsch at 1-3pm
  • August 1: Bookmobile at Leicht at 5-8pm
  • August 3: Library Day at Fisk at 2-3pm

Wildlife Sanctuary: Wildlife Sanctuary Naturalists provide hands-on education designed to enhance the community's understanding and knowledge of nature. Come meet some of the Sanctuary's critters!

  • July 10: John Muir at 2-3pm
  • July 17: Fisk at 2-3pm
  • July 24: JFK at 2-3pm
  • July 26: Mather Heights at 2-3pm
  • August 7: Astor at 2-3pm