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PLAY Fort Lauderdale is your child’s passport to fun! PLAY (Promoting Lifetime Activities for Youth) is our licensed after-school program that provides children the opportunity to exercise, play, and build their self-esteem in a safe and nurturing environment. This program offers a balance of organized and recreational activities in a pleasant, comfortable afternoon experience. Activities include free play, games, arts and crafts, fitness, sports, cultural arts, homework help, and so much more!

Download the PLAY Fort Lauderdale After-School flyer. pdf

Dates: Session I, August 21 - December 22
            Session II, January 8 - June 6

Ages: 5-11 (Grades K-5th)

Days: Monday-Friday

Time: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Benefits of Licensed After-School Programs

Licensed after-school programs keep children safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. Additional benefits include:

  • Improved practices and higher standards for safety measures
  • Stricter staff/children ratios and filing procedures
  • Quarterly health and safety checks by Broward County’s Child Care Licensing
  • Staff development and training requirements
  • Grant funding opportunities

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The City of Fort Lauderdale is an official member of the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties! Through our efforts, we have earned medals in each of the following categories:

Goal I: START EARLY, START SMART

Gold Medal
To provide children with a healthier start, we commit to helping early care and education program providers incorporate best practices for nutrition, physical activity and screen time into their programs.

Goal II:  MY PLATE, YOUR PLACE
Gold Medal
To empower parents and caregivers, we commit to prominently displaying MyPlate in all municipally- or county-owned or operated venues where food is served.

Goal III:  SMART SERVINGS FOR STUDENTS
Gold Medal
To provide healthy food in schools, we commit to increasing participation in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Goal IV: MODEL FOOD SERVICE
Gold Medal
To improve access to healthy, affordable foods, local elected officials commit to implementing healthy and sustainable food service guidelines that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in all municipally- or county-owned or operated venues that offer or sell food/beverages.*

Goal V: ACTIVE KIDS AT PLAY
Gold Medal
To increase physical activity, we commit to mapping local playspaces, completing a needs assessment, developing an action plan, and launching a minimum of three proven policies, programs or initiatives aimed at increasing access to play.

Membership Fee

Resident $400/session
Non-Resident $600/session
Y.E.S.* $100/session
Multi-child discounts available.
*Applicants for the Youth Enrichment Scholarship (Y.E.S.) must provide proof of City residency and proof of school board free or reduced lunch.

Transportation Information

Transportation Fees
Resident $200/session
Non-Resident $300/session
Y.E.S.* $50/session

Pick-Up Locations & Times
Dillard Elementary
Rock Island Elementary
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
Walker Elementary
Wilton Manors Elementary

Registration Includes

  • No School Days (excludes national holidays & winter/spring breaks)
  • Sports Instruction
  • Fitness
  • Games    
  • Special Events
  • Performing Arts
  • Parties
  • Visual Arts

PLAY Fort Lauderdale Closed

  • September 4 - Labor Day
  • November 10 - Veterans Day
  • November 23-24 - Thanksgiving
  • December 25 - January 5 - Winter Break
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • March 26-30 - Spring Break
  • May 28 - Memorial Day

Early Release Days: noon - 6:00 p.m.

  • September 14
  • October 19
  • December 22
  • February 22
  • March 22
  • June 6

No School Days: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • September 21
  • October 20
  • November 10 & 22
  • January 8
  • February 19
  • March 23
  • May 25

Locations

Bass Park
2750 NW 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-828-8498

Carter Park
1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-828-5411

Croissant Park
245 W. Park Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
954-828-6154

Lauderdale Manors Park
1340 Chateau Park Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-828-5412


Osswald Park
2220 NW 21st Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-828-6455

Riverland Park
950 SW 27th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
954-828-5320

Warfield Park
1000 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-828-6120 

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