Washington Park District offers an excellent before and after school program for children Kindergarten through 6th grade. We offer a variety of fun activities ranging from playground and gym time to games and crafts in the classroom. Children are divided by grade, K, 1st -2nd, 3rd, and 4th – 6th. Each room is arranged with grade appropriate activities.  We have plenty of workspace to complete homework assignments if needed.

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An added benefit to enrolling your child in REACH is the availability and proximity to the many seasonal programs offered by the Washington Park District. We offer many programs available during REACH hours. We have many participants attending tumbling, basketball, volleyball, and drawing programs that occur at our facility. A great convenience for those working parents who are unable to be in two places at once.

Due to the new registration software (DaySmart Recreation), we are able to provide even more flexibility to you as you sign up for this program.  You will be required to sign up for each month, individually and complete the required parent’s packet available at the Washington Park District office located at 105 S. Spruce St. Washington, IL 61571.  The program runs August 16, 2023 – May 22, 2024.  Dayquest days are not included in the REACH program, but are available on most full days off school and holiday break days.  All early dismissal days are included in the REACH program fee. School sponsored snow CANCELLATION days are offered to current REACH customers free of charge.

Our Full-Time REACH plan is 5 Days for AM, PM or AM/PM but will also have Part-Time Coverage which will have the option to choose your days individually to accommodate your schedule.

Transportation is provided to the Park District REACH program from Central Grade School, John L. Hensey, Beverly Manor, and St. Pat’s for a fee of $85. The Lincoln Grade School and Washington Middle School buses pick up and drop off in front of our building.  Parents wishing to schedule children for the Park District Transportation service should register during his/her respective school registration.

Grade: Entering Grades K-6

Location: Washington Recreational Facility

REACH Coordinator: Megan Vanderheydt – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.            

Transportation Fee: $85 due at the time of registration for students attending Districts 50, 51 and St. Pat’s.

Hours of operation: Before Care opens at 6:30 am and After Care closes at 6:00 pm

Full-Time REACH Program

5 Day AM            $8/day

5 Day PM             $12/day

5 Day AM/PM     $17/day

10% discount for each subsequent sibling.

Part Time Coverage:  Pick your Days!

AM                        $10/day

PM                        $12/day

AM/PM                $20/day

Billed for per day of coverage.

No further discounts for part time coverage.



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Administrative Office

105 S. Spruce St.
Washington, IL 61571

Phone: 309-444-9413
Fax: 309-444-3849

WPD weather information line 309-366-2413

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