Summer Playground 2021

The Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with Utica Community Schools and Warren Consolidated Schools, will be offering a playground program at the schools listed below!  Due to COVID-19 there will be a number of adjustments to our program to ensure our participants and staff remain safe. Children must attend the site that they are registered for. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Games, Sports, Art Show, Special Events and more!  A college student or older Senior Leader will staff each playground, along with at least one Junior Leader and an Aide.

Please note that all staff have passed a background check and are certified in CPR, First Aid, and Concussion Training.

Ages: 6 to 14 years old (Note: Child's birthdate must fall between 8/6/2006 and 6/28/2015.)

Time: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. A staff member is present during the lunch period from noon to 12:30 p.m. Refrigeration is not available. Lunch will be provided by each school district at all playground sites. The playground will reopen at 12:30 p.m.

Starts/Ends: Monday, June 28 to Thursday, August 5, 2021. Six weeks - no program July 5 & 6. This is a drop-in program; daily or full day attendance is not required. Children should come prepared to take part in all activities. Please dress in gym shoes daily! Open toe shoes are not recommended for safety purposes.

Fees: Residents: $110 per Sterling Heights resident OR $165 per non-Sterling Heights resident.

Shirts: Shirts included in registration fee if registered by Friday, June 4, 2021.


Black Elementary - 14100 Heritage Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Burr Elementary - 41460 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314 

Carleton Middle School - 8900 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Dekeyser Elementary - 39600 Atkinson Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Graebner Elementary - 41875 Saal Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Grissom Middle School - 35701 Ryan Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Harwood Elementary - 4900 Southlawn Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Heritage Junior High - 37400 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Free lunch will be available to all participants.

Important Information: The playground staff will not be responsible for any child leaving a playground site. A child's attendance will be left up to the instructions of their parent or guardian. This is an activity-based program, not a childcare setting. Children should come prepared to participate in all activities. If severe weather occurs (thunderstorms or tornado warnings), the children will be kept indoors.

Please note: A $25 late fee will be assessed to the parent if a child is picked up after 3:00 p.m. This fee must be paid prior to the child returning to the program.

Masks will be required for all children, whether activities are being held indoors or outdoors.

Registration begins on Monday, May 3, 2021 for Sterling Heights residents OR on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 for non-Sterling Heights residents. You can register online at Or in-person at the Community Center, email, fax or mail by completing and returning this form.

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