Programmed After-school Recreation for Kids (P.A.R.K.) Childcare Programs

P.A.R.K. is a childcare program that offers a safe place for elementary-school-aged children to stay physically, mentally and socially active when South-Western City Schools are in session.

P.A.R.K. sites are closed when SWCSD buildings are closed.

Before-school – 6 to 8 a.m. at the Kingston Center. Featuring supervised care and recreational activities as well as breakfast.

After-school – 2:40 to 6 p.m. operates in the gymnasiums of five South-Western City School District (SWCSD) elementary schools at Buckeye Woods, J.C. Sommer, Highland Park, Monterey and Richard Avenue elementary schools. Children should bring a snack and water bottle to P.A.R.K. daily and dress to play comfortably outside.

Register online

P.A.R.K. Newsletter

September 2023

2023-2024 P.A.R.K. Parent Information & Forms

Please review the following information and return all appropriate forms.

Summer P.A.R.K.

A full-day childcare program for children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade. Offering cooperative games, fitness, indoor and outdoor play, free art, special interest and free-choice activities, on-site learning labs and more.

  • Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Nine-week
  • Located at two South-Western City School District sites.
  • Register online

2023 Summer P.A.R.K.

Parent Information

Summer PlayZone

A fun, outdoor-focused program for children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade. Developing self-esteem, independence and social skills through highly active games, outrageous play, special activities, free-choice art and adventurous off-site trips.

  • Weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Six-week program, June – July
  • Located at the Kingston Center