Parks Dept. Fun for Kids and Families

Just A Reminder!

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

"On The Wilder Side" Summer Sampler


Camp Wilder


"On The Wilder Side" Preview


April 20 & 21, 2015 


$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).


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




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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