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Just A Reminder!

If you have any Park maintenance issues please remember to call 311.  You may also visit the 311 website.

ELKS Lodge #61 52nd Anniversary Fishing Derby!

What:

The Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management and The Springfield Lodge of Elks #61 will hold the 52nd Anniversary Elks Fishing Derby.

Where:

Barney Pond in Forest Park

When:

April 25th, 2015 from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon.

Who:

All boys and girls up to and including age 12 are invited

Prizes:

One trophy per child will be awarded for tagged trout caught.  There is a three trout limit.  A grand prize of a $50.00 Shopping Spree will be awarded to the child who catches the longest tagged trout.  A free raffle will be held throughout the derby.

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For more information you may contact Sandy Federico at 413-787-6435

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Summer Enrichment Programs

Registration begins on Monday, May 11th with each site having a specific day.  See the schedule in the chart below.

Registration will take place in Forest Park (at 200 Trafton Road) at either the Recreation Office or Cyr Arena from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (OR UNTIL SITES ARE FILLED!).

NOTE:  There is a $3.00 fee to enter the park for registration

Cost:  $50/Child for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling (CASH ONLY!)

***** THIS CHARGE IS A NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE (NO EXCEPTIONS!) *****

Ages:  7 - 12 (must be 7 by July 1 and not turn 13 before July 1)

*****BIRTH CERTIFICATES ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER*****

*****ONLY PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS MAY REGISTER A CHILD*****

EACH PROGRAM ACCEPTS 75 CHILDREN.  REGISTRATION IS ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Quality Summer Enrichment Programs

Programs run Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Programs begin on Monday, July 6, 2015 and run through August 7, 2015 (Except for the Pottenger program which runs through August 14)

  • Thematic-based Programs
  • Hands-on activities
  • Swimming
  • Field Trips
  • Recreation
  • Breakfast and lunch provided 

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Program Site

Theme

Registration Date

Registration Location

Lincoln

Nature

Monday, May 11

Forest Park Recreation Office

Van Sickle

Arts

Monday, May 11

Cyr Arena

Kiley

Fitness & Nutrition

Wednesday, May 13

Cyr Arena

Pottenger

(Priority given to Pottenger afterschool participants, so this site will NOT have 75 openings left on May 13, the day of registration)

Travel Through Oz (Grades 1-3)

Step Up To Leadership (Grades 4 & 5)

Wednesday, May 13

Forest Park Recreation Office

Forest Park Middle School

*****THIS PROGRAM IS BY INVITATION ONLY*****

Springfield Summer Leadership Program

Thursday, May 12

Cyr Arena

Bowles

Travel Through Oz

Thursday, May 12

Forest Park Recreation Office

 Please call Daisy at 886-5220. 

"On The Wilder Side" Summer Sampler

Where

Camp Wilder

What

"On The Wilder Side" Preview

When

April 20 & 21, 2015 

Cost

$40.00 - 1 day/$75.00 - 2 days (must bring your own lunch!)

Pre-registration required.  Please call Sandy Federico at 787-6435 to register or for further information.  Come experience an out-of-the-box outdoor adventure this summer!  Uncover the REAL you in this unique program of self-esteem and competence building.  Program located on Parker Street.  Enter at the Montessori School


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"On The Wilder Side" Summer Program

"On The Wilder Side"

If you are looking for a fun-filled out-of-the-ordinary experience, this adventure program is just right for you and promises to be EXTRA-ordinary!  There will be five, one-week sessions that include team building games and challenges, kayaking, fishing, swimming, treasure hunts, hiking, snorkeling, survival skills and out-of-the-box adventure!  This year’s lineup has a ropes challenge course to add even more excitement and challenges to your wilder experience! From beginner to expert level, you will learn new skills while exploring fun ways of helping each other AND our environment.  Come uncover the REAL you in this unique program of self esteem and competence building.

So c’mon…take a week on the wilder side…or take two!

Five Sessions from July 6 - August 7, 2015

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Valley Advocate Votes Forest Park Best Public Park 2013!

With 736 acres of open space and a variety of recreation options for the whole family, Forest Park, the crown jewel of Springfield, has been voted the best public park in the Pioneer Valley by the Valley Advocate!  Stop by today to see what’s blooming!

 

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Afterschool Programs

Looking for a free afterschool program that provides a safe, fun-filled environment for your children with lots of opportunities for hands-on educational and recreational activities to support what they do during the school day? The Recreation Division of the Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management (DPBRM) runs afterschool programs at six elementary schools located throughout the city and funded by the City of Springfield and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Testimonials:

This is awesome! You guys are doing a great job. I just want to thank you for letting my children be involved in the program.  (A Pottenger Parent)

Article On Read By 4th Grade (Davis Foundation) Website

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Camp STAR Angelina Universal Master Plan

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Open Gym Programs

Site

Days

Times

Forest Park Middle School (Oakland Street off Sumner Ave.)

Mon. - Fri.

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (Plainfield Street)

Mon. - Fri.

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Milton Bradley School (Mulberry Street)

Mon. - Fri.

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Boland School (Armory Street)

Mon., Tue., Thurs.

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kennedy Middle School (Bershire Ave. Indian Orchard)

Mon. - Wed.

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

End dates are subject to change.  For more information call 787-6434.  Programs run through the end of April.

"Firsts Things First - Celebrating Springfield"

The City of 50 Firsts!

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Public skating

Public skating is offered at Cyr Arena in Forest Park on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. beginning on Friday, October 3.  There is a $5.00 admission fee ($3.00 for youth) and a $4.00 skate rental fee.  Birthday parties may be scheduled please call 787-6438 after 4:00 p.m. for booking and fee information.

Sports leagues

The Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management offers a variety of recreational sports leagues to city residents. Want to register someone for a particular sport? Here's a list of contacts.









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