Summer 2024

We are so excited to be running Playgrounds this summer! Participants aged 5 (by the end of 2024)-12 will be playing games, doing crafts and enjoying themed days! 

We are back to drop in! What does that mean?

  • No pre-registration required!
  • Email us to get a Participant Information Form, fill it in and bring to site the first day! (Forms will also be available onsite)
  • If your child is attending multiple sites, a Participant Information Form will need to be submitted at each site. 

We ask that all kids come with full water bottles, sunscreen, nut-safe lunch and snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing and athletic footwear! 


Playgrounds Sites

Playgrounds sites run from July 2-August 22/23 and are open from 9:30 am - 4pm. All sites will be closed July 26/24 and August 5/24. Please follow us on Facebook for site specific special events, closures etc.  

This year's sites

North Side:

- Volunteer Pool Community Centre, 180 Martha St
- Oliver Road Community Centre, 563 Oliver Rd
- North McIntyre Community Centre, 2051 Government Rd

South Side:

- McKellar Park School, 301 Archibald St N
- Westmount School, 20 Begin St W
- West Arthur Community Centre, 1914 Arthur St W

Weekly Themes

Week *Four Day WeekTheme
July 2-5  Playgrounds Party!
July 8-12  Wildlife Wonders
July 15-19  Picasso's Paradise
July 22-25*  Curious Campers
July 29-August 2  All-Star Athletes
August 6-9*  Imagination Island
August 12-16  Adventure Awaits
August 19-22*  Summer Send-Off

 Picasso's Paradise and Imagination Island will be craft weeks, so if your child loves to do all things crafty, ensure to check us out those weeks!


All staff is trained in Standard First Aid, Level C CPR and HIGH FIVE, Principals of Healthy Childhood Development. HIGH FIVE supports the healthy development of children in recreation and sport.


 To volunteer with Playgrounds, or if you have any questions or concerns, email our Children And Youth Coordinator - Playgrounds or call 807-625-2954.

Check out our Facebook page!

Interested in being a part of our team?

If you are interested in applying to work in our programs during the school year or as a part of our summer staff team, visit the City of Thunder Bay Jobs page for job descriptions and application forms.

Contact Us

Any questions? Call us at 625-2954 or email 

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