Pre-School (Ages 1-5)
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Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
Status Regarding COVID-19

Options for the pre-school age are abundant in Auburn and include Indoor Playground at the Gymnasium at Les Gove Park, Arts & Crafts classes, dance, music, pre-school sport programs, parent-participation programs and much more. Programs and classes vary with each new registration session.

You can register for programs a variety of different ways and view current programs and activities being offered in an online database at Auburn @ Play On-line or call 253-931-3043.

Classes and Programs

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  • Itsy Bitsy - Ages 1-3
    • Thursdays, May 7 - 28, 9:15-10:00 AM.  $30/$38     
  •  Pitter Patter Paint - Ages 2-4    
    • Tuesdays, May 5 - 26,  11:00 AM-12:00 PM.  $30/$38


Pre-school Sports

An introduction for you and your toddler to the world of sports. You and your child participate together in fun, age-appropriate activities that help your child develop their large motor skills and socialization skills. Current sport options include Football, Soccer, and Basketball.

Pre-school Classes (ages 1-5)


Little Steamers - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &Math) for pre-schoolers.  Wednesdays, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM.  Ages 4-7.

  • Planet Explorers - Let's explore the little girl with microscopeMilky Way and learn about the planets that are our neighbors. We will do cool space crafts, launch some rockets, and learn about the solar system! Wednesday, February 12.
  • Future Forecasters - Ever wonder why it rains, why clouds can look so cool, and why a rainbow shows up after it rains? Well, let's find out! Learn about different types of clouds, the water cycle, and what effects the weather. You'll be predicting the weather in no time! Wednesday, February 26.
  • Start Your Engine(ers) - Get ready world! Here come the future engineers. Come discover the world of engineering by getting creative, building awesome structures, and using your super math skills.  Wednesday, March 12.
  • Discovering Dinos - Journey back in time with us to when huge dinosaurs roamed the earth! Learn about fossils, powerful predators, and gentle giants. Then, dig up some fossils of your own and get ready for lots more amazing dino activities. Wednesday, March 25.

Winter Programs Registering Now!

Indoor Playground

Toddler Indoor Playground
(ages 5 and under)

Bring your child for socialization and fun! We provide balls, games, mats, riding toys, climbing toys and more in the Les Gove Gymnasium (located at 910 9th Street SE).
  • Hours: Now - June 17:
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-11:00 AM
  • For exception dates check gymnasium calendar.

Cost is $2 per child per session. Membership pass is also available. No more than three children per adult. No registration required. Parent or caregiver must provide supervision of children at all times. 

NEW! Drop-In Child Care - Drop-in child care is available for children ages 6 months to 8 years old. Cost is $4/visit per child if parent is enrolled in fitness classes. Try out the new Unlimited Drop-in Childcare membership!  It can be added to any adult fitness membership for an additional $15/child/month.

Kidz Playtime - Do you need a couple of hours to yourself, have an appointment, or want to meet up with a friend and do not have a sitter?  We can help!  Bring your child-2-8 year old to our new drop-in childcare program and we will keep them entertained and safe.  All staff have undergone a National Background Check. Times and days coordinate with fitness classes and may change quarterly. Staff are unable to change children’s clothing.

Location: Auburn Community and Event Center
Ages: 2-8
M, W, F - 10:45 AM-1:30 PM
T, TH - 9:00 AM-1:30 PM
M-TH - 4:00-8:00 PM
Fee: $10 for two hours of care

Join our Fitness Membership and add on Monthly Unlimited Drop-In Childcare for 1, 2, or 3 Children!
Adult  - $25/month
Adult + 1 Child - $40/month
Adult + 2 Children - $55/month
Adult + 3 Children - $70/month
Senior/Teen - $20/month
Additional $5/month without automatic renewal

Birthday Party Packages - Party planning is a piece of cake when you let us do all the work. Utilizing the Les Gove Park Gymnasium as an activity center, we serve as your party host to ensure a fantastic birthday celebration.