Back to drop in - Summer 2023

We are so excited to be running Playgrounds this summer! Participants aged 5 (by the end of 2023)-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! 

Please note, some of our advertisements had a wrong phone number. Our correct phone number is 807-625-2954.

Playgrounds Sites

Playgrounds sites run from July 3-Aug. 24/23 and are open from 9:30 am - 4 pm. All sites will be closed July 28/23 and Aug. 7/23. Please follow us on Facebook for site specific special events, closures etc.  

This year's sites

North Side:

  • Current River Rink Shack
  • North McIntyre Community Centre - Main Hall
  • Oliver Road Community Centre - Lower Level (running Monday-Thursday; Friday events will be posted on Facebook)
  • Volunteer Pool Community Centre - Main Hall (upstairs)

South Side:

  • Elsie MacGill (Starts July 4/23)
  • McKellar Park School - Gym (Starts July 4/23)
  • West Arthur Community Centre - Main Hall
  • Wayland Park/Rink Shack 

Weekly Themes

Week *Four Day WeekTheme
July 3-7 Adventure Awaits
July 10-14 Imagination Station
July 17-21 Into the Wild
July 24-27* A Blast From the Past
July 31-August 4 It's a Small World
August 8-11* Seasons in the Sun
August 14-18 Creative Campers
August 21-24* The Last Hurrah!



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 - Playgroundsor 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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