Summer Parks & Recreation

Summer Fun in Erie

Join YMCA staff for safe and healthy fun for kids Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. from June 12th – August 9th (Closed July 4th and 5th) for the City of Erie’s Parks & Recreation program for kids. Free summer lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and snack from 2-2:30 p.m. for kids ages 2-18 (no income requirement). Parents must remain during lunch for kids ages 2-5.

Locations: Bayview, Burton, Gridley, McKinley and Roger Young Parks.

At the YMCA Kids Club Summer Parks & Recreation Program, kids ages 6-18 years spend their days taking part in a wide variety of summer play and learning activities while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Each day, Y staff leads hands-on activities such as small group games, board games, fitness and art and music. A hula hoop instructor will visit each park once per week to teach a “hoop” class. Before they know it, the day is done and they’ve made a new friend.

To register, parents can visit their park of choice starting June 12 and complete an emergency contact form.

Rodger Young Park & Pool:

Open House & Registration for the pool is on June 11 from 4-6 p.m.

Open recreational swimming at Rodger Young Park Monday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m.(excluding July 4 and July 5) starting June 12.

Brian Lee Crosby Learn to Swim Program:

Free swim lessons are available to City of Erie kids ages 6 months-17 years old. 

The program emphasizes swim and water safety lessons for beginners to advanced swimmers.

Join us at the Downtown Y for any of our 4 sessions mid-June through mid-August. Lessons meet 3 times a week for 2 weeks on Mon/Wed/Fri mornings. Registration is required. Sign up starting June 5 by calling 814-452-3261 or visit the program page.

Or stop by the Rodger Young Pool Mon/Wed/Fri afternoons for free ongoing lessons throughout the entire summer. Registration is required in the summer parks program to participate.


Parent Handbook

Parks Program Registration Form