Summer Playground Program

The Summer Playground Program is cancelled for 2021.

The health, safety and well being of the community, visitors and staff are very important to Cheltenham Township.  For this reason, the Township is taking all possible precautions to protect the community. During this difficult period for so many, both locally and around the world, the Township appreciates your understanding and help in protecting the community from the spread of this virus.

The Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department has been working to provide virtual programs and other activities where social distancing can be maintained. Please check the  Parks & Recreation Department webpage for frequent updates.

As the weather warms up and summer begins, please remember that Cheltenham has many wonderful open spaces to spread out and enjoy. But please remember to maintain appropriate social distancing and wear a mask to protect yourself and others.

The eight-week Summer Playground Program offers supervised arts & crafts, special events, inter-playground competitions, field trips and "theme" activities for youngsters ages 6 to 12. 

Program Hours
Program operates weekdays, Monday, June 22nd, through Thursday, August 13, 2020, except for July 3rd. Playgrounds or Rainy Day Sites are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Registration Information - cancelled

On-line registration will begin April 1st.  If you have created an account on our online portal: and been approved, you may register online.  You must set up an online account if you wish to pay by credit card. A service fee of 2.65% applies to all credit card purchases.

Evening walk in registration will be available at the La Mott and Rowland Community Centers on Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Cash, checks or money orders only. No checks will be accepted after this date.


Regular Registration (includes non-residents)

Weekdays, June 3rd - 17th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cash and money orders accepted at the community centers only. No checks. 
Registrations are not accepted at the playgrounds.


Register at the appropriate Community Center for the playground you wish to attend:

La Mott Community Center
7420 Sycamore Ave, La Mott
Rowland Community Center
400 Myrtle Ave, Cheltenham

La Mott C. C. Playground

7420 Sycamore Ave, La Mott

Rowland C. C. Playground

400 Myrtle Ave, Cheltenham

Renninger Playground

185 S Keswick Ave, Glenside

Wall Park Playground

100 Wall Park Drive, Elkins Park

Registrations will also be accepted during the first week of the program as space permits. You cannot register at the playground, registration will only be taken in the community center offices. Cash and money orders payments at the community centers only. No checks. (Online registration with credit card payments will have an additional fee of 2.65% applied to their charge.) Call for availability.

Parents may register their own children ONLY. Falsification of any registration information may result in the forfeiture of playground privileges and registration fees.

2020 Resident Resident Fees

1st child in family $400
2nd child in family $375
Each additional child in family $350

2020 Non-Residents Fees
Each Child  $600

Once children arrive at the playground, they are required to remain until 3:30 PM unless playground directors receive written permission in advance to allow any children to leave early.

On Rainy Days, the La Mott and Rowland Community Centers and Glenside Hall will host the playground program camps from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Please remember to bring a lunch!

Parents are welcome to attend trips at the same fees. Children who have not completed first grade MUST be accompanied by an adult to attend the trips.

Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information.