Summer Playground 2022

The Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with Utica Community Schools and Warren Consolidated Schools, will be offering a playground program at some schools in Sterling Heights. Each site will provide supervised, scheduled activities on a daily basis.

Children must attend the site that they are registered for. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Games, Sports, Special Events and more!  The playground sites will be staffed by a minimum of three qualified staff members selected specifically to provide your child with a summer of FUN! All staff members have passed a criminal background check and are certified in CPR, first aid and concussion training. Each site will have a weekly activity schedule. We will post the schedules below every Friday.

Ages: 6 to 13 years old (Note: Must be 6 years old by 06/27/22 to participate.)

Time: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. A staff member is present during the lunch period from noon to 12:30 p.m. Refrigeration is not available. The playground will reopen at 12:30 p.m.

Starts/Ends: Monday, June 27 to Thursday, August 4, 2022. Six weeks - no program July 4, 28 & 29. 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: $133 per Sterling Heights resident OR $195 per non-Sterling Heights resident.

Shirts: Shirts included in registration fee if registered by Friday, June 3, 2022.

All locations are subject to change.

  1. Black*
  2. Browning
  3. DeKeyser*
  4. Fillmore
  5. Graebner
  6. Grissom
  7. Harwood
  8. Oakbrook

*Will have availability on Fridays (July 1, 8, 15, 22)

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 4:00 p.m. This fee must be paid prior to the child returning to the program.

Registration begins on Monday, May 2, 2022 for Sterling Heights residents OR on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 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.

Copies of the Behavioral Contract and My Camp Contract may be found here. Each contract must be signed at the time of registration.

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