Playground Program

Free Supervised Playground Program
Monday - Friday, July 1st - August 9th (1/2 day)
9:00 AM - Noon AND 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(closed from Noon - 1:00 PM for lunch - no supervision)

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. If it appears to be an all-day rain we may close the playground. We may also close due to extreme heat warnings or smoke. Please make sure you check our website for updates if there is a question if we will be open. The playground program will be closed on Thursday, July 4th for the 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 2024
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 on the weather.

Monday, July 1 - All sites open
Wednesday, July 3 - Gnome Day
Thursday, July 4 - Closed for Holiday
Friday, July 5 - Hero Day
Monday, July 8 - Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday, July 10 - Unicorn Day
Friday, July 12 - Costume Day
Monday, July 15 - Mismatch Day

Wednesday, July 17 - Mermaid Day
Friday, July 19 - Beach Day
Monday, July 22 - Pajama Day
Wednesday, July 24 - Fairy Day
Friday, July 26 - Happy Birthday to All!
Monday, July 29 - Hat Day
Wednesday, July 31 - Dragon Day
Friday, August 2 - Cowboy Day
Monday, August 5 - Silly Sock Day
Wednesday, August 7 - Leprechaun Day
Friday, August 9 - All Playground sites close at NOON for the season