Kids & Families

Childcare Guidelines


Childcare services reopen Monday, Nov. 2, at the Park Board's three family centers.

Reservations are now required for childcare at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney and Doling family centers. Kids ages 3 months to 8 years may be registered for childcare, offered free of charge for members (an additional $3 for paying guests) for up to 2-hour intervals. Capacity is limited. Parents must remain in the building at all times while their kids are in childcare. Numerous COVID-19 prevention measures are in place. Read more about childcare operations.

  • Care is available for children ages 3 months to 8 years old 
  • Childcare staff should be made aware of any special considerations 
  • The childcare staff will not be responsible for lost clothing or other items 
  • Disruptive children will need to be picked up by their parent or guardian upon being paged 
  • If these needs arise, the parent or guardian will be paged to the childcare room 
  • The parent or guardian will be responsible for feedings and diaper changes 
  • The parent signing the child in must be the parent signing them out 
  • Parents with infants should bring their child in a car seat or carrier 
  • Please do not bring your child when he/she is ill 
  • There is a 2 hour limit on childcare

Child Care Hours


Monday-Friday
9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4-5:45 p.m., 6:15-8 p.m.
Saturday
9-11 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sunday
12-1:45 p.m., 2:15-4 p.m.

Specialty Programs


  1.  

    Generation Pound


    A youth-oriented program that fuses movement, drumming and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. Kids use special drumsticks and are encouraged to explore movement and embrace their creativity. Registration required by calling 837-5900 or at Doling Family Center front desk. Join at any time during the session!

    View flyer | Register online

    Ages 6-14 yrs.
    Fall session: Aug. 31-Dec. 14 Time: Mon., Wed. 6-7 p.m.
    Free/Member, Daily Fee/Non-member



  2. Tiny Dancers


    Learn basic movements of ballet while having a lot of fun.

    View flyer | Register online

    3-4 yrs.
    Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.
    Session 5: Oct. 31-Dec. 12
    $30/Members
    $40/Non-members

  3. Kids’ Beginning Dance


    Basic Ballet and Jazz. Must be at least 5 years old, with less than two sessions of dance experience.

    View flyer | Register online

    5-10 yrs.
    Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.
    Session 5: Oct. 31-Dec. 12
    $30/Members
    $40/Non-members

  4. Kids’ Intermediate Dance


    Builds upon Ballet and Jazz techniques learned in Beginning Dance. Must have at least two sessions of dance experience.

    View flyer | Register online

    5-10 yrs.
    Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.
    Session 5: Oct. 31-Dec. 12 
    $30/Members
    $40/Non-members

  5. Kids’ Advanced Dance


    Builds upon Ballet and Jazz techniques learned in Intermediate Dance. Must have at least three sessions of dance experience.

    View flyer | Register online

    5-10 yrs.
    Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.
    Session 5: Oct. 31-Dec. 12
    $30/Members
    $40/Non-members

  6. Beginning and Advanced Tae Kwon Do


    Helps build self-confidence, teaches self-defense skills while making new friends. Beginners and advanced ages 5 and up are all welcome.

    View flyer | Register online

    5 yrs. and up
    Tues. & Thurs., 6 p.m. Session 10: Nov. 3-Dec.3 (No class. Nov. 26)
    Session 11: Dec. 8-Jan. 7 (No class Dec. 24 & Dec. 31)
    $30/Members
    $40/Non-members

Ongoing Programs


Mile Club Challenge


Move yourself by walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, skating, swimming, or any non-motorized activity, and receive prizes and recognition. Go halfway across the country in miles (Level One), or all the way (Level Two). Total mileage = 3,574.

Ages 12 yrs. and up
Ongoing at self-directed times
$5/Level 1
$10/Level 2

Pickleball


A great game with the funny name, Pickleball is a cross between tennis and ping-pong, played on a short court. Great for teens and adults.

Ages 10 yrs. and up
Wednesdays and Fridays 9-11 a.m.
Saturdays 8-10 a.m.
Free/Members
Daily Fee/Non-members