OPEN PLAY VENUES | FALL 2012
Schedules are subject to change, including school-related breaks. Please contact host to confirm your plans.
*All venues require parent or caregiver to be present with children at all times*
Ph: (608) 271-1885
6901 Schroeder Rd, Madison
1pm - 3pm
10am - Noon &
7pm - 9pm
|Open Gym, ages 1-5
Preschool Open Gym is offered during the school year. Children ages 6
& up are able to be dropped off for Friday evening session (no parent
required except for ages 5 & under).
|BOUNCY TOWN USA
Ph: (608) 846-1891
6592 Lake Rd, Windsor
|TUES, WED, THUR
10am - 7pm*
FRI & SAT
10am - 8pm
|Walk-in Play All Day
Unlimited play for children, crawlers to age 12, including Toddler Zone for
kids 3 & under. Walk-in's, all day, every day, no reservations, no time
limit. *Closed Mondays. *Also closed during the hours of 1pm-3:30
Tue/Wed/Thur when school is IN session (during slow times). Don't
forget socks (required)!
|CENTER FOR FAMILIES
Ph: (608) 241-5150
2120 Fordem Ave, Madison
9:30 - 11:30
1pm - 3pm
|Play and Learn Group
Free, facilitated group for ages birth to 5, offering parents support and
skills they can use at home while allowing children to explore through
play with other children & parent. Donations accepted.
Groups also meet in a number of neighborhoods of MMSD residents
(Madison Metro School District). Scroll down table for more info, or see
complete listing click here
|CENTER FOR FAMILIES
Various Locations, per schedule:
Tues: Living Water Lutheran, Sun Prairie
Wed: Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison
Thur: St. Martin's Lutheran, Cross Plains
9:30 - 11:30
|FITCHBURG COMMUNITY CENTER
Ph: (608) 270-4285 or (608) 270-4286
5510 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg
9:30 to 11am
Winter Season Only
Kidz Zone, best recommended for ages 12 months to 5 years old, takes
place in the Oak Hall Room in the Fitchburg Community Center. Program
runs Jan 12 thru Apr 26.
|GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER
Ph: (608) 241-1574 x270
149 Waubesa St, Madison
School Year Only
Resumes Nov 2012
|Parent Tot Time
The gym opens for parents and children, ages 1 through 4 years, to play
and explore together. A variety of toddler equipment and toys & tricycles
are available. Registration is required, forms are available at front desk.
Note: Closed weeks of: Nov 11th and Nov 18th for annual Thanksgiving
Basket Drive (drop off you canned goods and other non-perishable
Ph: (608) 848-3547
6300 Nesbitt Rd, Fitchburg
|TUES & THURS
|Open Gym, Ages 6 & under
Ages 9 & under welcome on Monday & Wednesday 2pm - 3pm.
Ages 6 & up (to 21) on Saturdays 1pm - 2pm. See website for
complete schedule and additional sessions.
|KEVA SPORTS CENTER
Ph: (608) 662-7529
8312 Forsythia St, Middleton
TUE & THUR
9:30 to 1pm
*Sept - May
|Open Play, Ages 7 & under
Check website for list of closures or schedule changes due to other
events or school holidays. Also find additional Saturday venues and
other options to schedule a play group. School year only.
Ph: (608) 270-9977
2881 Commerce Park Dr, Fitchburg
|MON - FRI
10am - Noon -&-
12:30 - 2:30
Hours will resume
|Open Gym, Walkers to age 12
Youngsters Open Gym offered 10am-Noon Sunday through Saturday
during fall/winter months. Afternoon venue also offered up to ages 14.
Open Gym is offered weekdays throughout the year and also weekends
during the colder months. Be sure to check website for current season's
schedule and added sessions.
|MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY
Ph: (608) 204-3000
3802 Regent St, Madison
|TUESDAY & THURSDAY
School Year Only
Ages 4 & under can play in the gym set up with play structures and toys.
This program does not meet in the summer. Program Guide PDF
East: Ph: (608) 245-9565
808 Walsh Rd, Madison
West: Ph: (608) 829-2922
7035 Old Sauk Rd, Madison
schedules at website
|Tots Open Play 6 & Under
Mixed ages & Family open gym also offered on weekends and school
breaks. See website for other older-age/mixed sessions.
West: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun @ 11am-12:45; Tue/Thur 1pm-2:45
Check website for additional sessions & age requirements, including
Monday afternoon's "KDDz" session (Kids w/ Developmental
Differences) East: Mon/Wed/Fri & Sun @ 11am-12:45
|NETHERWOOD KNOLL ELEMENTARY
(Visitors must check-in with front desk)
Ph: (608) 835-4100
276 Soden Dr, Oregon
*Open Gym will NOT run when weather requires
indoor recess for Netherwood students.
|MON - FRI
When Oregon School
District is in session
|Homeroom (ages 0-5) -&- Open Gym (ages 0-5)
Homeroom classroom play is organized by parent volunteers at
Netherwood Knoll Elementary. Parents with children are invited to play in
a room set-up with age-appropriate toys, dress-up, crafts & activities.
Open Gym provides gross motor activities & toys, such as tricycles,
balls, mats, etc. Children, ages 0-5, are welcome with parent or
caregiver. *Open Gym will not run when weather requires indoor recess
for Netherwood students.
Ph: (608) 234-5600
3919 Parmenter St, Middleton
(Next to Nonn's flooring, just off of Century
Ave along Hwy 12.)
SAT 10-4 & SUN 12-4
New back yard & sports equipment showroom displaying quality
playsets, trampolines, hoops & rebound/goal equipment offering regular
pay-to-play (open gym) all hours of operation.
See website for admission/schedule
|PLAY & LEARN PROGRAMS
Play and Learn, offered at multiple sites, is a
collaborative initiative between the Madison
Metropolitan School District, Family Enhancement,
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin and United
Way of Dane County.
|Play and Learn is a fun and engaging free-of-charge program offered by the Madison Metropolitan
School District for children ages birth to 3+ and their caregivers, who reside in the Madison School
District. The Play and Learn sessions provide a learning environment for families who may not have
access to similar opportunities and who are not currently participating in similar programs. Children
learn early math, literacy, and social skills through play, and caregivers learn about child development,
the importance of play, and parenting skills.
Click Here for more information and complete list of sites and schedules
|PUMP IT UP
Ph: (608) 442-6386
2911 Marketplace Dr, Fitchburg
Check website for
Children under 2 can play in arena with parent supervision at no cost,
but not bounce. Family Bounce Night offered every Thursday 5:30 - 7pm.
See website for age requirements, additional sessions & special events.
|WARNER PARK COMMUNITY RECREATION
Ph: (608) 245-3690
1625 Northport Dr, Madison
Part of Madison School & Community Recreation, play structures, toys
and activities geared toward ages 5 & under, and intended for playtime
with parent & child. Family ID required. (1st session not required,
otherwise annual ID card must be purchased @ $10 Madison resident or
$25 non-resident.) MSCR Program Guide PDF
|WAUNAKEE VILLAGE CENTER
Ph: (608) 850-5992
333 S Madison St, Waunakee
Children 5 & under can burn off some energy in the gym, filled with
tumbling equipment and toys. $4 Waunakee residents, $8 non-residents,
FREE for FITPass members.
|YMCA OF DANE COUNTY
West: Ph: (608) 276-6606
5515 Medical Cir, Madison
Northeast: Ph: (608) 837-8221
1470 Don Simon Dr, Sun Prairie
East: Ph: (608) 221-1571
711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison
Drop-in sessions are no longer available at the Y, but families may register for a session of similar
programs (ranging from $37 - $74 based on membership & number of weeks in session.) Just some
of the classes offered include: Tiny Tumblers (ages 1-2); Let's Get Movin (ages 2-3); and Wiggles &
Giggles (ages 2-5). See website for seasonal program guides.