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 All-Day Kindergarten through 5th Grades for certain elementary schools in Alameda.


How Do We Register For RAP?

  • Mail or Drop Off completed RAP form with payment (single or 1st installment) to: Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
  • E-mail completed form with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA to
  • Fax completed form with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA to 510-523-4071
  • Online and phone registration are not available for RAP
  • Single payment will be charged unless you indicate on the form that you wish to pay the 1st Installment Payment
  • Once we have your completed RAP form on file, you may make your payments over the phone (510-747-7529 ext. 1) with your credit card # throughout the school year.

Before RAP Program can begin at a school site, we must have 8 students registered.  If we do not meet our minimum number, there is a possibility that our RAP Program for that school may be cancelled or delayed.

Meet your RAP Leaders at the pre-designated pick-up areas at the school.
All participants will walk back to the park as a group with the RAP Leaders.

 Bay Farm
Tillman Park
Front of School Office at Flagpole
 Earhart Leydecker Park
Grass Field near Driveway Entrance
 Edison Lincoln Park
Picnic Tables near Playground
 Franklin Franklin Park
Front of School at Flagpole
 Haight Franklin Park
Front of School
 Maya Lin
Washington Park
Front Steps on Taylor Avenue
 NEA Bayport Park
Front of School Office
 Otis Lincoln Park
Picnic Tables near Portable Classrooms
 Paden Longfellow Park
Front Steps near Flagpole
 Ruby Bridges
Bayport Park
Front of Media Center at Flagpole

RAP meets every school day at dismissal time, including modified or early dismissal school days and ends at 5:30 p.m.  THERE IS NO RAP CARE ON SCHOOL HOLIDAYS OR NON-SCHOOL DAYS.

Once RAP Staff leaves school grounds for their park site, they cannot return to school for late kids (i.e., field trips, enrichment, etc.).  RAP fees DO NOT cover cost or enrollments for any non-school vacation camps.  (Camp enrollments require separate forms and fees).

Any kids with bikes, scooters, skateboards or roller blades MUST walk or carry them and obey all traffic laws on the way to the park.  Be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

Activities Include:

  • Daily Snack
  • Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Activities (weather permitting) in a supervised, safe environment

Fee Schedule for 2018-19 School Year - August 20, 2018 to June 7, 2018

All fees must be paid a minimum of 48 business hours in advance before your child is picked up for RAP.  You must pay either the entire single payment or the split payment by the published due dates; single payments CANNOT be split.

Payments made after the due dates are charged an automatic $30 late fee and pick ups will begin 48 business hours after payment is received.  Payment options include Cash, Check & Money Order (payable to ARPD), American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA.  No exceptions!

If your child IS NOT listed on our roster at the start of a RAP session or mid-session, RAP Staff will walk your child to the school office and leave him/her there if they cannot reach parent/guardian.

Click here for Fall Session Fee Schedule (Aug 20, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018)
Click here for Winter Session Fee Schedule (Nov 26, 2018 - Mar 15, 2019)
Click here for Spring Session Fee Schedule (March 18, 2019 - June 7, 2019)

You must contact ARPD if your child will not attend RAP for any reason.  YOU MAY EITHER CALL 510-747-7529 EXT. 1 OR JUST SEND AN E-MAIL TO by 12:00 NOON.

Failure to notify RAP of an absence on a scheduled RAP day will result in Alameda Police Department conducting a search for your child which will result in a $15 service fee.  Fee must be paid within 24 hours of the incident.  NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR MAKE-UPS ARE ALLOWED FOR ANY DAYS YOU MISS.

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.


Attention All 2 or 3 Day Participants:

  • Day Changes:  You must specify the days of the week your child will attend.  These days will remain the same for the full session unless you pay the $15 administrative fee to change them.
  • Extra Days:  You CANNOT swap any unused regular day(s) for any extra day(s).  You may add a one-time additional pick up day (outside of your regular days); there is a $15 per day charge which must be paid in full 48 business hours in advance of the date needed.

A limited number of partial scholarships for the RAP Program are available for Alameda residents only.  To qualify, complete a Fee Assistance Request Form from ARPD and allow a minimum of three (3) weeks to process your request.

RAP Registration for 2019-2020 School Year:
Lottery Registration Period:  May 20 to 31, 2019

In an effort to provide excellent customer service and to give everyone an opportunity to participate in our very popular program, ARPD will conduct a LOTTERY for potential RAP participants (1st to 5th Grades) for school year 2019-2020.  ALL NEW AND RETURNING PARTICIPANTS may fax, e-mail, mail or drop off a completed registration form with payment to ARPD's Main Office only between May 20-31, 2019.  Incomplete registration forms will not be processed.  Incomplete payment will delay processing.

Lottery draw will take place during the week of June 3rd.  Registrations drawn and complete will be processed and receipts emailed by July 12th.  All remaining spaces will be open for registration starting on July 15th.

ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST ONCE THE LOTTERY PULL IS COMPLETED, WILL BE NOTIFIED BY ARPD VIA EMAIL.  Otherwise you will receive your RAP registration receipt via email (see above).  Further information, including fees, will be available at RAP sites and ARPD website after April 1st.