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 Playgrounds summer 2017


Sites are open from July 4/17-Aug 24/17, see closure below.

      Summer 2017 Site Schedule     
Mon-Fri      Mon, Wed & Fri  Tues & Thurs 
 John Jumbo Gardens [Toivo St.]


 West Thunder C.C. [Rinkshack]  Dease Park (Near Equipment)

Westmount School [Gym]

 South Neebing C.C. [Main Hall]  Vickers Heights (Main Hall)

Vicker’s Park [Near Equipment]

 North End C.C. [Rinkshack]   Academy Park (14 Trillium Crt.)
 Volunteer Pool (Main Hall)  

North McIntyre C.C. [Rinkshack]

 County Park (Rinkshack)

Wayland Park [Rinkshack]

 Tarbutt Park (Rinkshack)

West Arthur C.C. [Main Hall]

 Vale C.C. (Main Hall)

Claude Garton School (Gym)

 River Terrace (Near Equipment)


Please note the following site closures

July 11 Vickers Park (Teddy Bears Picnic)

July 13 County Park

July 20 Vickers Heights

July 27 River Terrace

Aug 3 Dease

Aug 10 Academy

Locations are pending for the week of August 21-25.


Playgrounds is a FREE, inclusive, drop-in program for children ages 5 to 12. Playleaders are trained in first aid, arts & crafts, sports & games, behaviour management, inclusion and Healthy Child Development.

Choose to boost veggies & fruits, playgrounds addition

In partnership with Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Our Kids Count.

Busses will leave pick up location at 9:30am and go to Our Kids Count for healthy cooking activities as part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The theme of the recipes that participants will be following will be fruit and veggie base. Participants will return to drop off location early afternoon and will have activities and games with Playgrounds staff. Please advise registration staff about any food restrictions or allergies.

Cost: Free
To register call: 625-2351
Ages: 5-12
Drop off: 9:30am Pick up: 4:00pm

Date Pick Up and Drop Location Code 
 Thursday July 13      TBA   380338  
 Thursday July 20  West Thunder Rink Shack  380339
 Thursday July 27  TBA  380340
 Thursday Aug 3  West Thunder Rink Shack  380341
 Thursday Aug 10 TBA   380342
 Thursday Aug 17  West Thunder Rink Shack   380343

 Max registration 25 per clinic

Please bring:

Lunch and Snacks (nut safe please!)
Water bottle
Active clothing and footwear
Hats and sunscreen

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What do children do in the Playgrounds Program?
Children will enjoy a different theme every day! Days are packed with arts & crafts, sport & games and music & drama. Special guests drop by too! 

Should we bring a lunch? 
Children may return home for lunch or they can bring a NUT SAFE lunch to the park. Supervision between 12 noon and 1 pm is limited to reduced staff. 

What else should we pack?
Bring plenty of water, a NUT SAFE lunch (if the child is not returning home for lunch), a snack, athletic footwear, and a hat. Please make sure the child is wearing sunscreen before visiting the park.

Are staff trained?
All staff is trained in First Aid and the High Five quality assurance program. High Five supports the healthy development of children in recreation and sport.

Can I volunteer with Playgrounds?
To volunteer with Playgrounds, contact us at 625-2350 or email

For more information:
Playgrounds is presented by the City of Thunder Bay Recreation & Culture Division. For more information on the Playgrounds Program please call 625-2350.