PenMet Parks partners with Pierce County to offer “Kids Need to Play!” program

    The Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) looks forward to the opportunity to partner with Pierce County on a new program called “Kids Need to Play!”. Pierce County was the recipient of federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and decided to allocate some of this funding to provide discounts for kids’ summer camps and programs throughout Pierce County. Several public and private recreation providers are collaborating on the initiative to bring kids accessible opportunities to learn, create, explore, and play.

    Beginning June 3rd, all PenMet Parks participants can expect a 70% discount on fees relative to select youth programs, including camps, classes, and activities running June 28th – September 3rd, 2021. Participants that registered for eligible summer programs prior to June 3rd will also enjoy the discounted rate.

    “This is an exciting opportunity for our District,” said Park Board President Amanda Babich. “Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing parks and recreation opportunities for our community. This program helps to provide our constituents with broad access to high-quality recreational programs, while supporting our vision to craft partnerships.”

    While remaining safety-conscious, camps and programs for pre-school (ages 3-4) and school-age kids (ages 5-18) will be deeply discounted at 70% off thanks to the Kids Need to Play Program. Starting June3rd, “Kids Need to Play!” discounts will automatically be reflected in the program fee at the time of registration, with no need for a coupon or discount code. PenMet Parks will be closing online and phone registrations on June 2nd to update youth program listings on our registration website and to issue a 70% credit for participants who have already registered for a youth camp or program running June 28th-September 3rd. Participants already registered for a youth summer program do not need to take any action to receive the credit on their PenMet Parks ActiveNet account.

    Executive Director Ally Bujacich adds, “We are always seeking new ways for our friends and families to learn, create, explore, and play with PenMet Parks. Thanks to Pierce County, PenMet Parks will provide the same high-quality programs our community has come to know and love at a discounted rate.”

    For more information on the Kids Need Play program, please email [email protected]