Wausau Playgrounds

Registration Form (26 kb pdf)                            
2019 Playground Program Information
Who Children attending Grades K through 5 for the 2019/2020 school year
When June 10 to August 1, 2019
Fee $44 each Resident/$53 each Non-resident

Wausau playgrounds are staffed by college-age adults who excel at leading games and arts and crafts.  In case of rain, playgrounds move into school gyms or multi-purpose rooms except on Fridays.  If it rains on a Friday there is no playground program that day. Includes four field trips.

Playground Sites Street Address Days of Week Times
Marshall School 1918 Lamont Street Mon, Wed  8:30 a.m. to Noon
Grant School 500 N 4th Avenue Tues, Thurs  8:30 a.m. to Noon
Thomas Jefferson School 500 W Randolph Fridays Only  8:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4:00pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon sites must register through Wausau Schools Community Connections, 715.261.0581.  You may not register through the Park Department for those days/times.

Wausau City Playgrounds
This program offers four, half-day supervised sites for 5 to 11 year olds; Activities include crafts, games and sports for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grades for the 2019-2020 school year.

Registrations are welcome by mail, at the Park Department, 212 River Drive, Ste #2, or you can register at the playground of your choice. The Monday through Thursday afternoon sites must register through the Wausau School District, Community Connections, Phone 715.261.0581.  Child must be enrolled in the Community Connections program in order to participate in the Monday - Thursday afternoon playground sites.  Fee covers all 8 weeks!

Fees: Wausau Residents $44/child
Non-residents $53/child


2018 Information is below. 2019 Information will be posted when available 
Brochure available here 
Theme - "Agents of Fun"

June 11 - 15 Week #1 "Discover New Friends!"
Crafts: Beads & lanyards
Games: Name games, Mingle-Mingle
Friday: 8:30 - Noon Play, 1-4 pm free swim at Schulenburg Pool

June 18 - 22 Week #2 "Mysterious Adventure"
Crafts: Scratch Art Door Knockers
Games: Relay Race Scavenger Hunt
Friday: 8:30 - Noon Play, 1-4 pm free swim at Schulenburg Pool

June 25 - 29 Week #3 "Spy Training"
Crafts: Bead Animals
Games: "Freeze Tag", "Who Am I?"
Friday: 8:30 - Noon Play, 1 - 4 pm free swim at Schulenburg Pool

July 2 - 6 Week #4 "The Great Escape" (no playgrounds July 4)
Crafts: Gliders & Disguise Masks
Games: Practice Relay Races for Friday
Event: FREE Wacky Olympics (send/wear sneakers for running)
Friday, 8:30 - Noon Play, 1 - 4 pm free swim at Schulenburg Pool

July 9 - 13 Week #5 "Clue Catchers"
Crafts: Make your own Clue Character
Games: Kickball & Field Games
Special Event: Fire Dept. Day
July 13, Jefferson 8:30 - Noon
Bring swim suit and towel or extra dry clothes as we will get wet!
Free swim 1 - 4 pm at Schulenburg Pool.

July 16 - 20 Week #6 "Mission Impossible"
Crafts: Invisible Ink
Games: Team Tag, Capture the Flag
Friday: 8:30 - Noon Play, 1 - 4 pm free swim at Schulenburg Pool

July 23 - 27 Week #7 "Spy Camp"
Crafts: Decoder Wheels & Puzzles
Games: Charades/Pictionary
Friday: 8:30 - Noon Play, 1 - 4 pm free swim at Schulenburg Pool

July 30 - August 2 Week #8 "Solve-the-Mystery!"
Craft: Memory Books
Games: Live Action Clue Game
THURSDAY: Memorial Park Picnic
10 AM - 1 PM Mystery Picnic at Memorial, 1 - 4 pm Pool Party

Playgrounds last day will be Thursday, August 2, 2018

Playgrounds Code:
In order to maintain a safe and fun play environment for all the participants in our program, we ask that children abide by the Code of Courtesy on the playgrounds and during special events.

Code of Courtesy:
*I will treat myself, other children, playground leaders and guests with respect and not use inappropriate language or make inappropriate physical contact.

* I will respect the playground supplies and not enter the vehicle without permission from the leaders.

*I will respect the school and grounds and only enter the building when I am accompanied by an adult leader. In the school I will use my inside voice and will not misuse equipment.

* I will park my bike, board or scooter, and not use them in the play areas. If I wear in-line skates to the playground, I will bring regular shoes and change into them for playground activities.

*I will follow this code of courtesy when on the playground and during special events.