The Playgrounds Program is a free, inclusive drop-in program for children 5 - 12!

Each day is themed and days are packed with arts, crafts, sports, games, music and drama!

2019 Information will be updated in May 2019!

2018 Dates, times and closures

  • Program runs July 3, 2018 – August 23, 2018.
  • Sites open at 9:30 am and close at 4 pm.
  • Supervision between 12 noon and 1pm is limited to reduced staff.
  • All sites will be closed July 13, Aug 3, Aug 6 and Aug 24, 2018.
  • Locations are pending for Aug 20 – 23, 2018.

2018 Playgrounds Sites

 Site Locations: 5 days a week

Monday-Friday Sites:

  • John Jumbo (Toivo St.)
  • McKellar School (Gym)
  • Volunteer Pool (Main Hall)
  • Westmount School (Gym)
 Site Locations: 3 days a week

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Sites:

  • South Neebing CC (Main Hall)
  • West Arthur CC (Main Hall)
  • Vickers Park (Near Equipment)
  • Academy (14 Trillium St.)
  • North End CC (Rink Shack)
  • North McIntyre CC (Rink Shack)
  • Current River Arena (Rink Shack)** please note this change!
 Site Locations: 2 days a week
  • Vickers Heights CC (Main Hall)
  • Vale CC (Main Hall)
  • Wayland Park (Rink Shack)
  • West Thunder CC (Rink Shack)
  • La Verendrye School (Gym) - LAST DAY August 16/18
  • County Park (Rink Shack)
  • River Terrace (Near Equipment)

Things to know

  • No pre-registration is required – sign up at the park!
  • Playgrounds is nut safe – any food sent from home must be nut safe.
  • Children may return home for lunch.
  • Please pack plenty of water, food, athletic footwear and a hat.
  • Ensure your child is wearing sunscreen.
  • Parent/Guardian and/or Alternate Contact MUST be available to promptly pick up participants during program hours as required.
  • If your child has a disability, we welcome them to come with a PSW or support can be provided through Junior Inclusion Services.

Additional programming

 Youth Move Open House – 10-13 year olds

Thursday, July 19 and Tuesday, August 14


Kinsmen Centre 10:00 – 4:00pm, lunch will be provided - FREE

To register call 625-8463


Drop Off/ Pick up

At Kinsmen 9:30 – 10:00 4:00 – 4:30

At Grandview Arena 9:00 – 9:30 4:30 – 5:00 (will be bussed)


For more information see us on Facebook - Youth Move

Staff and volunteers

 All staff is trained in First Aid and the HIGH FIVE. 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 807-625-2350.

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 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.

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