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Summer Playground Program 2017

  • Registration Fee

    Free Program - $0.00

Full Description

Join the Rec Department in your local park this summer for crafts, sports, games and more. Free lunch included for those 17 and under through the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

The Summer Playground program is open to children ages 2-17. Participants under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult for the day. The program runs July 5th- August 18th, Monday—Friday from 9:30am—2:30pm, weather permitting.  This program is offered to Fitchburg residents at NO COST.

*Several low cost/no cost field trips are taken throughout the summer. Trips will be announced shortly!* Field Trip Reservations will be available online at and are limited to participants of the Fitchburg Playground Program. Field trips are limited to 100 participants on a first come first serve basis.

This year's participating parks include:
  • Coggshall Park
  • Coolidge Park
  • Crocker Park
  • Parkhill Park
  • Goodrich Street Playground
  • Green Street Playground

The Fitchburg Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel participating parks due to low resident participation.

Be sure to:
  • Arrive wearing comfortable athletic clothing
  • Wear closed toed shoes (no flip flops or sandals).
  • Wear Sunscreen
  • Come ready for fun!

Registration Period: April 20, 2017 Through July 1, 2017
Register Online:
Register In Person: Fitchburg Recreation Department
301 Broad Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Registration Form

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The Summer Nutrition Program does not require participation in the Summer Playground Program, however participants must check in at the park before 10am.

Lunch is provided free of charge through the Department of Education and the Fitchburg Recreation Department to all children participating in the Summer Playground Program.

Children receiving a lunch must be signed in and at the park by 10:00 AM. Lunch will be served from 10:55 to 11:45. Lunches must be consumed at the playground.

For more information about the Summer Playground Program and the Summer Nutrition Program please contact us at


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

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