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Summer Playground Program

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The City of Allentown’s free eight-week summer playground program begins Monday, June 12th. For the second year now, online registration process is being offered again.
The program includes playground activities and free lunch for children ages 7-to-15 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. There are currently 16 participating locations.
Daily participants will be eligible to win free prizes at the end of the season, including bicycles, scooters, skateboards, sporting equipment, arts and crafts supplies.
Those who participate will also be invited to an end of year ‘Romper Day Celebration’ on Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at J. Birney Crum Stadium.

The City’s summer playground program began in 1914 when General Harry C. Trexler and Mrs. Trexler sponsored an outing called “Romper Day.” The celebration is the culminating event of the summer and consists of various games, relay races, and dances.

Registration for the summer playground program can be done on-site but pre-registration is strongly recommended.

** Lunches will be served Tuesdays through Fridays starting Tuesday, June 20.


1. Jackson/Ramos Elementary - 517 N. 15th St. 
2. Midway Manor (Newcomer Academy) - Tacoma & Pennsylvania Streets
3. Muhlenberg Elementary - 21st & Washington Streets
4. Sheridan Elementary - 521 N. 2nd St

Ithaca Playlot - SW 30th St & Ithaca Street
2. Jordan Park  - 6th & Sumner Ave.
3. Keck Park - S. Carlisle & E. Mosser Streets.
4. Roosevelt Park - Filmore St. - Between W. Saucon & Camp Streets.
5. Stevens Park - 630 N. 6th Street
6. Trout Creek West - 8th & Juniata Streets.
7. Union Terrace  - Union Street (West of 19th Streets)
8. Valania Park - 6th & Union Streets
9. Walden Terrace Playlot - S. Carbon & S. Lumber St. (2366 S. Carbon St.)
1. Alliance Hall/Central Elementary - 829 W. Turner St.
2. Greater Valley YMCA - 425 15th St.
3. Salvation Army - 144 N. 8th St.
**These sites have separate programs, registrations, dates/times, and costs. They all participate in field trips and Romper Day activities.

2023 Summer Playground Program

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