Summer Playground Program

Willamalane's Summer Playground Program offers Springfield kids FREE fun activities , games, arts and crafts at neighborhood parks. Programs are led and supervised by Willamalane staff, and free lunches are provided by FOOD for Lane County.  Participants will also have the chance to take part in a NASA citizen science program

Registration is now open. Register once online, or at the playground at your first drop-off.

  • Drop in on the days/weeks that work for your family
  • 30 spots daily at each site
  • For kids entering grades 1-5
  • See start dates and times for each site below
Safety measures will be taken in response to COVID-19. Please don’t attend Summer Playground Program if anyone in the child’s household has been ill with a fever or new cough in the last 10 days. 

Summer Playground Program is sponsored by

FOOD for Lane County logo

Summer Playground Program Sites

Programs beginning June 28: 
Douglas Gardens Park

Monday-Thursday, June 28-August 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
3455 S. Redwood Drive

Check-in: Tennis courts off Redwood Drive
Register here

Willamalane Park
Monday-Thursday, June 28-August 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
1276 G Street

Check-in: Doors at the park entrance near Willamalane Park Swim Center
Register here

Fort Park
Monday-Thursday, June 28-August 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
300 S 58th Place

Check-in: TBD
Register here


When can I register?

Register once online, or at the playground at your first drop-off.

How much does it cost for my child to attend?

This program is free to all participants.

Do kids have to wear a mask? Will employees?
This program will follow the Early Learning Division (ELD) face-covering requirements and participants should bring a face covering to use when engaging in activities that will not allow for more than 6 feet of distancing.

Will you be tracking any illness symptoms or outbreaks?

We will be checking for symptoms of new coughs or fevers for any participant entering the program area. If we suspect an illness or infection, we will isolate the participant and send them home.

What sanitation procedures are you taking?
We are closely following and staying up-to-date on statewide and industry guidelines to keep our participants, families, and staff safe and follow all current guidelines and recommendations. Read more about the Willamalane Safety measures.

What policies are in place for Willamalane staff taking care of participants?

Read about what safety measures Willamalane staff are taking
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