Playground Program

Free Supervised Playground Program 2023
Monday - Friday - June 26 - August 4
9:00 AM - Noon AND 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(closed from Noon - 1:00 PM for lunch - no supervision)

(closes at Noon on the last day, Friday, August 4th)

The Town of Vestal Recreation Department invites you to spend a morning, afternoon, or both in the Park. A variety of crafts, games, literature, and special events are provided. Make new friends and create new memories. All supervised playground activities are free and open to boys and girls ages 5 and up. Children younger than 5 years are welcome to attend, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Inclement weather sometimes forces us to close the parks. If a storm arrives during the program hours, for safety reasons, we will close the playground and send the children home. We may also close if there is a heat warning. Be sure to watch for information about weekly special events taking place throughout the summer.
Inclement weather sometimes forces us to close the parks. If it appears to be an all day rain we will close the playground and send the children home. We may also close due to extreme heat warnings. Be sure to watch for news of daily special events that will be taking place throughout the summer. See below.
Closed - Tuesday, July 4th (for 4th of July Holiday)

Register Online at:  
Create an account with your household information and add all the members of your household. Next, register for the playground that your child wants to attend. By registering online and filling out your cell phone number, we can text you on any program updates. (esp. due to weather closings). The playground program is a free drop-in program and even though the participants may not choose to attend every day, it is required to register.

All Day Park Sites:
All day parks close from Noon - 1:00 PM and there is no supervision during lunch hour.

9:00 AM - Noon & 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Code: PL-AR - African Road Park
Code: PL-STR - Stair Park
Code: PL-VC - Vestal Center Park

Playground Program Calendar of Events 2023

On the following dates, your park counselors will create special activities based on the theme!  Ask your counselor for the details and join in on the fun! Dates are subject to change depending upon the weather.

Monday, June 26 - All sites open
Tuesday, June 27 - Happy New "Playground" Year
Friday, June 30 - Safari Day
Monday, July 3 - 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4 - Closed for Holiday
Friday, July 7 - Beach Day/Under the Sea
Tuesday, July 11 - Valentine's Day

Friday, July 14 - Space Day
Tuesday, July 18 - St. Patrick's Day
Thursday, July 20 - Free Family Movie Night
8:45 PM (dusk) Arnold Park - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
     See Special Events

Friday, July 21 - Happy Birthday To All!
Tuesday, July 25 - Santa in July
Friday, July 28 - Superhero Day
Tuesday, August 1 - Halloween

Wednesday, August 2 - Summer Celebration!!
5:00 - 8:00 PM - Arnold Park, Andrews Rd.
     See Special Events for updates.
Friday, August 4 - Back to School Day -  
All Playground sites close at NOON for the season