July 6 – August 13, 2021
Join us for free summer activities in your neighborhood this summer!
It’s totally free and includes lunch! Activities are ideal for ages 6-13!
In order to allow us to prepare materials, lunches and allow for social distancing, registration is requested.
Pick the location most convenient for you and register for a summer of fun!
Park Avenue Playground
(corner of Mercer Street & Park Ave.)
Mondays – Fridays, 10 – 11:30 am
Lunch at 11:30 am
Mondays: Arts & Crafts with the Hoyt
Tuesdays: Reading with the NCP Library
Wednesdays: Fun & Games with the YMCA
Thursdays: Paint by number murals with the Hoyt
Fridays: Fun with Food with LCCAP
Bonus! Play with the New Castle Police on Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm!
Muff Sallie Playground
(corner of Pennsylvania Ave & Big Run Street)
Mondays-Fridays 10:30- Noon
Lunch at Noon
Mondays: Safe & Sound w/the Crisis Shelter
Tuesdays: Fun with Food with LCCAP
Wednesdays: Arts & Crafts with the Hoyt
Thursdays: Reading with the NCP Library
Fridays: Fun & Games with the YMCA
Bonus! Play with the New Castle Police on Mondays, 2-3:30 pm
(Top of the Hill on the corner of Court & Conner. Turn onto Chestnut and enter playground from McClain Street)
Mondays-Fridays 10:15 – 11:45 am
Lunch at 11 :45 am
Mondays: Fun with Food with LC CAP
Tuesdays: Arts & Crafts with the Hoyt
Wednesdays: Reading with the NCP Library
Thursdays: Fun & Games with the YMCA
Fridays: Safe & Sound w/the Crisis Shelter
Bonus! Play with the New Castle Police on Fridays, 2-3:30 pm
(corner of West North Street & Lawry near St. Paul’s Baptist Church)
Mondays – Fridays 10:45 – 12:15
Lunch at 12:15 pm
Mondays: Fun & Games with the YMCA
Tuesdays: Paint by number murals with City Church
Wednesdays: Fun & Games with LCCAP
Thursdays: Arts & Crafts with the Hoyt
Fridays: Reading with the NCP Library
Bonus! Play with the New Castle Police on Tuesdays, 2-3:30 pm
Meet our Partners
Arts & Education at the Hoyt
Perfect projects for the young at art!
Garden Drawings, Mixed Media Paper Gardens, Zentangled Self-Portraits, Paint-by-number Murals, Spin Art & Spinning Tops, Lighting Bug Watercolors
New Castle Public Library
We’ll use books, crafts, STEAM activities, games and more to explore how reading can color your world! Discover what your library has to offer year-round!
Lawrence County Community Action Partnership
Fun with Food
Learn where your food comes from, how to plant and grow it, and the best way to fill your plate! Lessons range from crafts to an actual taste testing of locally grown and produced foods!
Lawrence county YMCA
Join “Y on the Fly” for a variety of whole body health activities ranging from portable pickleball, cornhole and coloring to soccer, music and more!
Lawrence County Crisis Shelter
Learn how to build healthy relationships and healthy boundaries through stories, arts & crafts, music and more!
Parents! Sensitive topics such as safe touches may be discussed. If you are uncomfortable, stay with your child or keep him/her at home. The Crisis Shelter is a mandated reporter.
New Castle Police Department
Think you can best one of our boys (or girls) in blue? Here’s your opportunity to challenge officers to a game of basketball, volleyball, badminton or horseshoes! Held 2-3:30 pm at a different park each day!
What happens if it rains?
In the event of rain, the scheduled programs will be cancelled. We’ll make the call by 8 am, send out an e-blast to parents, and post on our partner social media pages. Lunch will be available at the Lawrence County YMCA in downtown New Castle.
Support for the Summer Playground program has been provided by the Three Rivers Community Foundation (TRCF). TRCF advances social change through grantmaking, advocacy, and capacity development for grassroots and other organizations. TRCF embraces and practices Change, not charity™ by empowering grantee organizations to ensure social, economic, and environmental justice in Southwestern Pennsylvania.