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Play Park

Dickinson Parks and Recreation along with the Optimist Club gives children the opportunity to have a structured fun filled morning at the park. Weekly themes and activities are planned by the staff providing for fun times all summer long. Enjoy free time on the play equipment, crafts, songs, and games are all part of this supervised Play Park program. Children must bring a water bottle and snack. Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing adaptable for weather is required. (Age 4 by the session end date)

*DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE RAPIDLY – We will inform all registered participants of any changes to the original schedule.

  • All recreation programming will remain on schedule as published in the DPR Activity Guide.
  • All programs will make modifications to ensure we are following guidelines established by the State of North Dakota to the best of our ability. Some of these modifications may include limiting participant numbers in programs, breaking participants into smaller groups at the site, and modifying activities within the program.
  • Cleaning procedures will be established to include disinfection of any/all equipment used, surfaces, and facilities.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be provided for participants and staff to use.
  • Face coverings are encouraged for the participant to wear, but not required. They will not be provided by the park district
  • Park District employees will be screened before they begin work for signs of illness or fever.

AGES:  4-8 yrs. (must be age 4 by the session end date)
DATES:  Monday-Thursday
TIMES:  9:30 am – 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Optimist Park (731 6th St W)
FEE:  $35.00 per session

Click on the session to register!


July 6-16  – This class is full. Participants will be added to the waitlist

July 20-30  – This class is full. Participants will be added to the waitlist

Inclement Weather:  Text DPRPLAYPARK to 84483 to receive text notifications when program is cancelled.

Learn more about registration HERE


Carve away! Bring a pumpkin and enter to carve the most unique pumpkin we have ever seen in Dickinson! Judges will be present and supplies will be provided. For All Ages! 
• Please bring your own pumpkin. 
• If you are attending as a family or group, you only need to register for 1 spot. 
• We will set up socially distanced spaces for individuals and families/groups to carve or paint a pumpkin.
• We will provide supplies such as paint, carving tools and stencils for you to be creative. You are welcome to bring additional pumpkin carving tools and supplies to give you even more carving options. 
• Children must be accompanied by an adult for safety reasons. 
• Contest pumpkins will be selected by our judges to be posted on our Facebook page. There will be voting options for our viewers to vote for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place 2020 Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza winners. Prizes will be awarded! 


Date: October 2, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Ages:  All ages welcome
October 2 by 12:00 pm