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Playgrounds 2017 we had tons of fun, thanks for a great summer! See you in 2018!

     ***Previous Summer 2017 Site Schedule*** Keep checking back for 2018 or visit our City of Thunder Bay Children and Youth Facebook Page     
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.

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.