Offered at three different community recreation centers in Roanoke, the Positive Learning and Adventure for Youth (P.L.A.Y.) program is designed to give children a place to receive homework assistance and participate in enrichment activities while enjoying a safe, welcoming and positive after-school care environment. Activities include sports and games, visits from special speakers or instructors, arts and crafts, and more. All activities focus on overall youth development.

Program Details:

  • Participants must be in grades kindergarten through fifth (ages five to eleven)
  • P.L.A.Y. costs $150/month per child, billed montly (see full billing details below)
  • Program runs Monday-Friday from 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.*
  • Fall 2022 P.L.A.Y. will run August 23 – December 21*
  • Homeschooled students must meet the enrollment requirements above in order to participate

* The P.LA.Y. program does not run during Roanoke City Public School closure days (including holidays and inclement weather closures)

Locations:

The P.L.A.Y. program takes place at Eureka Recreation Center, Grandin Court Recreation Center and Preston Recreation Center

Contact:

  • Preston Recreation Center: 540-853-2770
  • Grandin Court Recreation Center: 540-853-2446
  • Eureka Recreation Center: 540-853-2675

Registration:

To register, please check with the center to determine space availability.  There is no online registration.

Billing:

After School P.L.A.Y. registration fees are $150 per month, billed monthly. Payments are based on weeks of service, and divided into 11 equal payments from August through June. (40 weeks x $40 = $1,600, $1,600/11 months = $150) Price break down does not include winter break or spring break camps. 
 
  • PAYMENTS BY AUTOMATIC DRAFT ONLY – You can use your VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express to make payments.
  • The P.L.A.Y. After School has a no cash or check policy. 
  • Payments are drafted on the last Friday of each month for the following month.
  • Outstanding balances on your account must be paid in full or your child cannot attend the program. 
  • If there are extenuating circumstances that do not allow for you and your family to work within this pay structure, please submit a letter stating your needs to a Parks and Recreation Staff Member. They will route your letter to the Parks and Recreation Director for approval.

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