Free Summer Fun Program returning this year!
Online registration begins May 8 for town locations, May 15 for rural sites
Summer Fun is returning to your City parks this year, with the popular and engaging program being offered to O‘ahu families for free once again!
“The need for good quality childcare is greater now more than ever,” said Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “Though Summer Fun is free to parents we will be offering even more activities this year, with each park being given funds for extra activities that would normally be paid through additional fees. On top of that, this program provides a little boost to the job market with the seasonal employment opportunities available to workers interested in being part of this energetic program.”
The 2021 Summer Fun Program will be offered on weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, June 7 through Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (not including the King Kamehameha Holiday on June 11 or the observed Independence Day Holiday on July 5).
“Along with keeping this amazing program free to island families, similar health protocols and CDC guidelines from last year will be followed throughout the program. Safety is our top priority,” said Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Director Laura H. Thielen. “With the ratio of about one worker to 20 keiki, and keeping those groups in non-mingling pods, we are looking to accommodate about 6,000 kids this year. We cannot wait to see our Summer Fun keiki enjoying our parks!”
Registration will once again be held online using our Parks and Recreation Online System (PROS) which can be accessed by visiting this website https://pros.hnl.info. If parents have not already done so, we highly recommend creating an account for this system, and inputting their keiki’s information using the Google Chrome web browser, before registration opens. An online tutorial is available to assist the public with creating their account and profile.
Below are those online registration dates and procedures which are determined by geographic park district. All dates and times are Hawai‘i Standard Time:
District 1 (Hawaiʻi Kai to McCully) ph. (808) 768-8944 District 2 (Makiki to ʻAiea) ph. (808) 768-9292
Online Registration opens Saturday, May 8 at 9 a.m.
District 3 (Pearlridge to Waiʻanae to Wahiawā) ph. (808) 768-6889 District 4 (Waialua to Waimānalo) ph. (808) 768-8980
Online Registration opens Saturday, May 15 at 9 a.m.
For those who do not have computer or internet access, accommodations are available to facilitate their registration into the program. Please call the appropriate district office for those accommodations. A list of the 62 program sites, and their contact phone numbers, is included at the bottom of this announcement for your convenience.
Children must be six years old before Aug. 1, 2021 and not older than 13 years old by July 27, 2021 to take part in the program. Summer Fun will still utilize Junior Leaders, who must be 13 years old before Aug. 1, 2021 and not older than 17 years old by July 27, 2021 to qualify.
Summer Plus, activities before and/or after the regular program times, will be offered at many of the sites but will require a separate fee. Separate seasonal classes and activities, commonly referred to as enrichment classes, will not be offered by DPR this summer.