Summer Playground Program



Little Rock Parks and Recreation welcomes children and parents within the Little Rock area as prospective participants in our 2021 Summer Playground Program. This program will operate from June 7 – July 22, 2021. The program will be closed on July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day.

The objective of the program is to provide children ages 6-15, a rewarding enjoyable, and safe summer that will be supervised, organized, and offer worthwhile recreational activities while school is not in session. We will also be offering a Teen Camp for participants between 11-15 years of age. We will offer a wide range of on-site activities and enjoyable field trip activities.


2021 Playground Sites

The locations for the 2021 Summer Playground Program include the following:


Baseline Elementary

Booker (Teen Camp)


East Little Rock



Western Hills


Activities & Field Trips

The Summer Playground Program on-site activities will include: checkers, dominoes, chess, card games, jump rope, basketball, kickball, movies, arts and crafts, as well as time outside on the playground and many more activities. Field trips will include swimming, roller skating, movies, visits to MacArthur Museum of Military History, The Clinton Presidential Library and The Mosaic Templar Library. Participation in off-site activities are optional. There will be staff members assigned to remain at the playground sites for participants who chose not to participate in the field trip activities. There are some field trips that we expect a large amount of participation and may prevent us from transporting every child. The supervisors at each location are asked to keep a record of which to ensure that all of the children have equal opportunities to participate. Buses from First Student Company will provide transportation for field trips. All other transportation is prohibited. There is additional admission and busing fees for field trips. A schedule of all trips and associated fees will be distributed to parents upon registration.



Online registration will begin May 1, 2021 and will continue until all slots are filled. Cost: $100.00 per child



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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to register online?
A. Yes

Q. What do I do if I don’t have a computer?
A. Dunbar Community Center and Southwest Community Center as well as public libraries have
computers available for use.

Q. What are my payment options?
A. Payments must be made with a credit card or debit card.

Q. Are there additional fees for registering online for the Summer Playground Program?
A. No

Q. What do I do if I personally don’t have a credit card or debit card?
A. Pre-paid credit cards may be used for registering online.

Q. Can I pay with cash or check?
A. No

Q. Do I need an e-mail address to register?
A. Yes, this is how you will receive your confirmation and other important information

Q. If the camp site I choose is full what are my options?
A. Each site is allocated a designated number of participants; once a site reaches its capacity
parents/guardians may choose another location online to register.

Q. If I have more than one child how will I be able to register each of the children for the program?
A. Parents/Guardians will be able to register an additional child in the same household during the
online registration process.

Q. Do I have to create a username and password?
A. No

Q. I do not use computers so what do I do?
A. The online registration process is very simple and user friendly however if anyone needs
assistance please register at one of our community centers.

Q. When can I register?
A. Beginning May 1 the website will open for use at any time for registration for the Summer
Playground Program until each location has met capacity.

Q. Do I have to register my teen (11- 15) for Teen Camp?
A. We strongly encourage each participant in Middle School to register for Teen Camp for teen
friendly activities. Teen Camp participants will have the opportunity to engage with their peers
in a structured environment with fun and educational opportunities.

Q. What do I need to register online?
A. General information for participant and parent/guardian, medical information (doctor
name/telephone), emergency contact information (name/telephone), age and date of birth of participant.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions or concerns, please use the information below for the latest information:

  • Summer Playground Program Information Hotline – (501) 371-4445
  • Summer Playground Program Office – (501) 371-6858

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