• For children ages 4 – 12
  • Children will split into two groups: ages 4-7 & ages 8-12
  • Variety of crafts, games and activities


YMCA and the cities of Forest Lake, Circle Pines and Hugo are offering children ages 4 – 12 the opportunity to come, play and learn at the parks. There will be a variety of crafts, games and activities. Participating children will split into two age groups; ages 4 – 7 and ages 8 – 12.

Locations & Hours

Session One: June 8 – July 9 (no program July 3)
Session Two: July 13 – August 13

Golden Lake Park Play Days

Hours: 1 – 4 p.m. (M, T, W and TH)

Circle Pines Location:
Golden Lake Park
67 W Golden Lake Rd
Circle Pines, MN 55014-1784

Forest Lake Park Play Days

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (M, T, W and TH)

Forest Lake Location:
Beltz Park
1206 South Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Hugo Park Play Days

Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (M, T, W and TH)

Hugo Location
Hugo-Hanifl Athletic Park
7032 137th ST N
Hugo, MN 55038


Cost per child per session: $80 for member and non-member participants

Full payment due at registration.

What to Bring

  • Non-perishable Lunch & 2 snacks
  • Rain Jacket and/ or sweatshirt
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Wear tennis shoes that can get dirty
  • Pack everything in a labeled backpack

What Not to Bring

  • Electronic equipment, radios, iPod/mp3 players, cards/games, personal sports equipment except when requested for specialty Park Play Day.
  • Firearms, pocket knives or weapons
  • Extra money
  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unregistered friends/family

Frequently Asked Questions

How are staff selected?

Each staff member goes through an extensive hiring process including a criminal history background check, reference checks and an interview. Staff receive over 40 hours of training including training in Park Play Day program areas, relating to children, health and safety skills and are First Aid and CPR certified. All staff are committed to being positive role models for Park Play Dayers.

Where is the lost and found?

Lost items will be held for two weeks, and after that they will be given away to a local charity. Please check with the Park Play Day Staff AND the branch for lost items. The lost and found is located in the office building. All families will have an opportunity to look for lost items on family night. We will do our best to help Park Play Dayers remember their things, however, the YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

What about rainy days and severe heat?

Park Play Day is held rain or shine. We have many fun-filled activities planned for rainy days. PARK PLAY DAYERS MUST DRESS ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WEATHER WITH APPROPRIATE RAIN GEAR! Your child may come home wet and muddy. Activities are modified outside to fit rainy days and will continue as long as it is not lightning or thundering. Some of the best Park Play Day memories for children can be had on rainy days! To keep Park Play Dayers safe during extremely hot days, we will occasionally cancel certain activities. We always encourage Park Play Dayers to drink lots of water and will play more water games and stay in the shade.

Is Park Play Day prepared for severe weather?

All of our staff have been trained in emergency procedures. If a tornado warning has been issued while the children are at Park Play Day, they will be instructed to go to the Tornado Shelter. The Program Director will notify the YMCA immediately if the bus will be delayed.

What should I do if someone else is picking up my Park Play Dayer?

If you are arranging for persons who are not on your authorized to transport list to pick up your child from Park Play Day, you must send a written permission slip. We will not accept phone calls. Authorized individuals will be responsible for signing your child in and/or out. VERY IMPORTANT: you and all authorized persons need a picture ID to pick up your Park Play Dayer(s)!

What if I’m late for pick up?

We will try and reach you, but if we do not reach you, we will call persons listed as emergency contacts. Park Play Dayers will be transported to the Before and After Care site and after 1 hour we will call authorities to ensure the safety of your child.