Parks and Recreation
Grove City, OH 43123
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
P.A.R.K. After-school Child Care
Programmed After-school Recreation for Kids (P.A.R.K.) is a daily after-school child care program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. The program takes place in the gymnasiums at Buckeye Woods, J.C. Sommer, Highland Park, Monterey and Richard Avenue elementary schools, and runs from 2:40 to 6 p.m. every day South-Western City Schools are in session. Qualified childcare providers staff each site.
P.A.R.K. provides planned cooperative games, fitness, indoor and outdoor activities, free art, special interest activities, stations, free-choice activities and much more. Children should bring a snack to P.A.R.K. daily.
Parents of participants are responsible for reading and abiding by the information contained in the parent handbook.
Registration for each school year opens the previous May and continues as space is available. Registration for the the 2013-2014 school year is now open to the public. Waiting lists for the sites are maintained throughout the year with students added on a first-come basis as space becomes available. All spaces at the Buckeye Woods program for the 2013-2014 school year are reserved; names are being added to a waiting list. The registration form is available as a download.
Before-School P.A.R.K. Program
The Before-School P.A.R.K. Program creates a safe, fun environment for children in the morning hours before school starts. Children who are in kindergarten through fourth grade participate in supervised recreational activities and are given a nutritious breakfast beginning at 6 a.m.
Held at the Kingston Center, this program meets every day the South-Western City Schools are in session. Transportation to the child's school is provided by the South-Western City Schools Transportation Department, but is only available for students enrolled at Buckeye Woods, Highland Park, Richard Avenue and Monterey elementary schools. Before-school P.A.R.K. staff will walk J.C. Sommer students to school at 8 a.m.
Parents of participants are responsible for reading and abiding by the information contained the parent handbook.
Registration for each school year opens the previous May and continues as space is available. Registration is currently open to the public. The registration form is available as a download.
NEW for the 2013-2014 School Year: Intermediate Student Care for Before School
The P.A.R.K. program is offering before-school care for students at Park Street, Hayes and Holt Crossing intermediate schools. The program meets at the Kingston Center from 6 a.m. until transporation arrives. The fee is $100 per month and includes supervised care and activities as well as a nutritious breakfast. Holt Crossing students will be bused to school. Students from Park Street and Hayes will walk with P.A.R.K. staff to their respective schools.
Registration is now open. For this year, the $30 registration fee is waived for intermediate students interested in the program. The registration form is available as a download.
The program for this age group is subject to cancellation if not enough interest exists - so register now! The decision will be made by Monday, July 1.
Summer P.A.R.K. Program
Summer P.A.R.K. is a full-day child care program offered weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program offers cooperative games, fitness, indoor and outdoor activities, free art, special interest activities, on-site mini-camps, stations, free choice activities and more. Participants also take weekly field trips, including excursions to the Big Splash Family Aquatic Center. The program is available for children in kindergarten through fourth grade; participants must have completed kindergarten before starting the program.
Summer P.A.R.K. is conveniently located at Buckeye Woods and Highland Park elementary schools, and is perfect for children on parents who live or work in Grove City or surrounding areas.
Registration for Summer P.A.R.K. opens to the public on Tuesday, April 2.
The registration form is available as a download.
Summer Play Zone
Children develop self esteem, independence and social skills through highly active games, outrageous play, special activities, free choice art and adventurous off-site trips at Summer PlayZone. This fun, outdoor-focused program takes place at the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., and runs for six weeks from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, starting June 24. Participants must have completed kindergarten through sixth grade before taking part in the program. The Summer Play Zone is a summer course available during spring/summer registration.