Recreation Afterschool Program (RAP)

ARPD's Recreation Afterschool Program (RAP) is our supervised recreation after school program for boys and girls who are enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th Grades for certain elementary schools in Alameda.

2020-21 RAP

R.A.P. (Recreation Afterschool Program) will be offered for K – 5 youth at park sites throughout Alameda. R.A.P. site assignments are based on child’s school.  

At this time, participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from program each day. Per Alameda County Health Dept. guidelines, drop-in programs will not be offered at this time.

Dates & Program Fees:
August 31 – September 30 (23 days)  $338.00
October 1 – 30 (22 days)  $328.00
November 2 – December 18 (29 days)  $398.00



How Do We Register For RAP?

Priority for registration will be given to children of essential workers. Essential workers are defined by Alameda County Health Department, as working in the following job categories:

  • School staff: including teachers, paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, janitors, bus drivers, or any other school employee that may have contact with students or other staff
  • Child care workers
  • Private and public healthcare essential workers
  • Emergency services sector: Law Enforcement, public safety officers and first responders
  • Public works essential workers
  • Food and agriculture essential workers
  • Energy sector essential workers
  • Transportation  and logistics essential workers
  • Critical manufacturing essential workers
  • Military  and defense essential workers
  • Residential  and shelter services essential workers

Please note: if you work in an industry that is not on this list but you believe you are an essential worker, please contact ARPD to discuss your child’s application.


Registration Instructions

Registration will be open for Essential Workers only from Thursday, August 20 at 12:00 noon through Saturday, August 22.

Registration for all will open on Monday, August 24 at 10:00 am.

Online registration is not available for these programs. Please Fill out online form see below:

Click here to view form.


Due to a limited number of spaces and priority for essential workers, applications will be time stamped, reviewed and processed in order of the time they were submitted.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ENROLLED: your payment will be processed and you will receive a receipt via email.

IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT ENROLLED: they will be placed on a waiting list, and you will be notified via email by Friday, August 28.



ARPD youth afterschool programs will emphasize recreational activities (sports, active games, fitness), enrichment activities (arts & crafts, science, passive and social games, cooking), and youth development (safety community/team building, positive relationship building, skill building). Programs will incorporate many of the same activities you may be accustomed to, with additional safety measures taken by ARPD to keep participants and their families as safe as possible from COVID-19.

All participants must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.  Starting at 5:31 p.m., a late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for late pick-ups, payable that day.  If you are more than 30 minutes late, we will contact the Alameda Police Department to pick up your child and take him/her to the Police Station.  If late pick ups are a consistent problem, we will take further appropriate action.


Financial assistance is available for Alameda residents.  To qualify, you will need to complete a Fee Assistance Request Form and send it to
To request an application, please email