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Summer Play Programs, Youth Centres and Travelling Sport and Skateboard Vans begin Monday, July 4, 2022

For immediate release: June 30, 2022 - 9:00am
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Summer Play Program

The City’s 46 Summer Play Programs will open for the season on Monday, July 4, 2022 and will operate until Thursday, August 25, 2022.

Designed for children 2 to 12 years of age, these free drop-in programs include water play, sports, games and crafts. The summer play program operates at 30 paddling pool and 15 spray pad locations throughout the city. A list of locations is available at saskatoon.ca/play.

Play Programs operate Mondays to Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weekend Play Programs operate at select locations on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, July 9, through until Sunday, August 21, 2022. The weekend program will also run on the Monday of the August long weekend (August 1).

Paddling Pools operate within Summer Play Program hours of operation. Fill and drain times for paddling pools vary - please check with staff to confirm hours.  All spray pads are available daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., daily.

On opening day, the paddling pools require public health inspections, which will delay opening of some paddling pools.  All pools are expected to be open by 3:00 p.m. on July 4.   Dry programming will remain as scheduled. 

Please note, children under the age of 6 must be supervised by an adult or responsible youth (14 years or older) at all times during Play Program hours. To help preschool age children stay safe in and around the water, the City requires that all participants comply with the following policy: "For every 2 preschoolers under the age of 6, there must be one adult or responsible youth (14 years or older) within arm's length, supervising the preschoolers' water play and activity."

Visit saskatoon.ca/play for more information.

 

Youth Centres

The City’s summer youth centres open for the season on Monday, July 4, 2022 and will operate until August 18, 2022.  All youth, ages 14 to 16, are invited to drop in for sports and activities or hang out with friends in a friendly environment supervised by fun, qualified leaders.

Youth centres are free to attend.  Unless otherwise stated, hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Monday, August 1, 2022).

 

Youth Centre Locations:

  • Confederation - Wâhkôhtowin School  (3555 John A. Macdonald Road)
  • Dundonald - St. Peter Elementary (202 Sumner Crescent)
  • Forest Grove - St. Volodymyr School (302 Kellough Road)
  • Silverwood – Brownell School (274 Russell Road)

 

MÈ TA WÈ TÀN Youth Centres:

  • Holiday Park - St. John School (1205 Avenue N South) 
  • Mayfair – St. Edward School (1002 Avenue P North)
  • Pleasant Hill - St. Mary Wellness & Education Centre (327 Avenue N South) 
  • Holiday Park - St. John School (1205 Avenue N South) 
  • Westmount - Westmount School (411 Avenue J North) 

 

Special Focus Youth Centres:

An opportunity to express yourself with unique art projects, music, and theatre.

  • Nutana (Arts Only) - Albert Community Centre (610 Clarence Avenue South)
    Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
     
  • Lakeview (Sports Only) - Lakewood Civic Centre (1635 McKercher Drive)
    Monday to Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday 1:30 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Travelling Sports Van:

Youth are invited to participate in a variety of sports and activities with our skilled leaders who travel to different sites each day. Equipment is provided. The program runs from July 4 to Thursday, August 18, 2022 (cancelled August 1)

Leaders are at the following locations at these hours:

  • Kelsey Woodlawn (Dr. J Valens Park)
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • River Landing
    Monday from 3:00 p.m.to 6:30 p.m.
  • Confederation Park (Charlottetown Park, 3130 Laurier Drive)
    Monday from 3:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m.
  • Briarwood (Briarwood Park, 602 Briarwood Road)
    Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Forest Grove (Les Kerr Park, 501 115th Street)
    Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Riversdale (Optimist Park – 413 Avenue J South)
    Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Skateboard Program:

Youth are also invited to practise boarding with our skilled skateboard leaders who travel to different sites each day.  Equipment is provided or you can bring your own deck.  Program runs from July 4 to August 18, 2022 (cancelled August 1).

Skateboard leaders are at the following locations at these hours:

  • Charlottetown Park (behind Cosmo Civic Centre)
    Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
     
  • Lions Skate Park (Victoria Park - beside Riversdale Pool)
    Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
     
  • Forest Park (adjacent to Centennial High School)
    Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
     
  • Umea Park (behind Lawson Civic Centre off Pinehouse Drive)
    Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
     
  • W.W. Ashley Park (beside Lathey Pool)
    Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Skateboard sites are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 306-975-3378 or visit www.saskatoon.ca/skateboard.