ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6ix programs are finished for the 2022 season.

Looking for awesome free things to do right in your own neighbourhood? ParksPlayTO is packed with fun for caregivers and kids aged 12 and under, and Summer in the 6IX will keep youth aged 13 to 24 entertained for hours. Adapted ParksPlayTO has exciting programs for children aged four to 12 and youth aged 13 to 29 and requires advanced registration. Programs run until the end of summer.

Before heading out the door check the Outdoor Recreation Program Service Alerts for any changes to ParksPlayTO, Adapted ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX programs.

ParksPlayTO

ParksPlayTO brandingParksPlayTO is a free drop-in program offering camp-like activities at 40 park locations around the city.

About the Program

ParksPlayTO programs will run from July 4 to August 19, 2022.

  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning sessions 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Afternoon sessions 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Approximately two-hours long

Families will participate in activities such as active games, arts and crafts, family fitness, nature and gardening, story-telling, music circles, special events and more.

Who Can Participate

Any child age 12 and under who is accompanied by a caregiver aged 14 or older can participate. Activities are targeted for children age six and under, but participants up to age 12 are welcome. Programs are free and no pre-registration is necessary, just stop by.

The caregiver must stay at the park and participate in the program. They can be responsible for a maximum of four children.

Adapted ParksPlayTO

Adapted ParksPlayTO is a free registered program that offers activities at select park locations around the city. Staff will attend parks and other green spaces in eight neighbourhoods to provide caregivers, kids and youth some active and social programming time this summer.

About the Program

Adapted ParksPlayTO begins in early July and runs for seven weeks, each session is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Youth Adapted Movement Child Adapted Movement Youth Adapted Movement Child Adapted Movement Youth Adapted Movement
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Youth Walk and Talk Child Walking Adventures Youth Walk and Talk Child Walking Adventures Youth Walk and Talk
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Child Arts in the Park Youth Science Child Arts in the Park Youth Science Child Arts in the Park
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Child Science Youth Arts in the Park Child Science Youth Arts in the Park Child Science

Activities include nature, active games, arts and crafts, movement, story-telling, science, walking adventures and more.

Who Can Participate

  • Participants ages four to 12 with an AIS membership, accompanied by a caregiver aged 18 or older. The caregiver must stay at the park and participate in the program
  • Participants ages 13 to 29 with an AIS membership can participate in the youth Adapted ParksPlayTO programs without a caregiver

Programs are free. Pre-registration for programs is required and can be made online or by calling the customer service line at 416-396-7378 or Adapted and Inclusive Services at 416-395-6128.

Find out more about Adapted and Inclusive Services.

Summer in the 6IX branding

Summer in the 6IX

Summer in the 6IX is a free program for youth to drop-in, meet up with friends and do themed activities.

About the Program

Summer in the 6IX programs will run from July 4 to August 26, 2022.

  • Monday to Friday
  • Two sessions:
    • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer in the 6IX provides drop-ins for sports, arts, fitness and employment readiness workshops.

Who Can Participate

Any youth aged 13 to 24 can drop-in. Programs are free and no pre-registration is necessary.

 

Programs run in dry weather only. Please bring water and wear hats and sunscreen. Closed-toe, closed-heel shoes are also recommended. Program locations do not always have washrooms. Participants are expected to use their home facilities in those instances.

Having trouble finding us in the park?

We are using a free app to help you locate the program in the park. What3words can be downloaded to your smartphone from the app store. Simply type in the three words found in the location listing for the program and the app will help you navigate to our location.