Play Center

Offering outdoor playdates, D St. playgroup and support for youth 0-5 and their caregivers.
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WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY D ST OUTDOOR PLAYGROUP

The Arcata Recreation Division, with funding from First 5 Humboldt, offers a play group for families with children newborn to 5 years. Playgroup is a safe and comfortable environment for children to interact with other children while learning important playtime social skills. Activities include drawing, books, tricycles, Duplo blocks, play kitchen, musical instruments in addition to many other toys. Caregivers have an opportunity to gain support from each other.

Do you have concerns about the impacts of the pandemic on your child's development? Developmental screening and enrichment resources are available. Arcata Play Center is invested in Ages and Stages developmental screening. We are proud to use the #1 developmental and social-emotional screeners to give kids a great start in life. Ask a facilitator how you and your child can get involved.

Ages: Newborn - 5
Location: D St Neighborhood Center Parking Lot, 1301 D St. in Arcata
Days: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm - weather permitting  
Facilitators: Desirae, Lauren and Chelsea
Suggested Donation: $3 drop-in per day

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Outdoor Playcenter

TUESDAY PLAYDATES IN THE PARKS

Explore Arcata’s parks and playgrounds together. Please leave your personal toys at home. We will have some items in multiples to share.

Ages: Newborn - 5
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm - weather permitting
Facilitators: Desirae, Lauren and Chelsea

PLAYDATE LOCATIONS: 

May 24
Cahill Park
1300 Stromberg Ave.

June 14 
Greenview Park
116 Lewis Ct. near 11th St.

May 31
Westwood Manor Park
2175 Wisteria Way near Foster Ave.
June 21
Chevret-Vaissade Park
1760 Felix Ave. at Ribeiro Ln.

June 7 
Redwood Park
11th St. to Park Dr.

June 28
Vinum Park
1450 F St. between 14th and 15th


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