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 4 – 12 and youth aged 13 – 29. 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 starts July 5, 2021 and runs until August 27, 2021.
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.
*Some location’s times may vary.
Any child age 12 and under who is accompanied by a caregiver aged 18 or older can participate. 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.
Summer in the 6IX is a free program for youth to drop-in, meet up with friends and do themed activities.
Summer in the 6IX starts July 5, 2021 and runs until the end of summer.
Summer in the 6IX provides drop-ins for leadership, employment, arts, media, dance, fitness, eco/environmental and sport.
Any youth aged 13 to 24 can drop-in. Programs are free and no pre-registration is necessary.
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 over 20 neighbourhoods to provide caregivers, kids and youth some active and social programming time this summer.
Adapted ParksPlayTO begins July 5, 2021 and runs for eight weeks, each session is approximately 45 minutes in length. Arrive 15 minutes early for health screening and sign-in.
|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.
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.
Staff will conduct a verbal health screening with each participant prior to program start. Staff will collect caregiver or participant contact information and for ParksPlayTO, the number of children they are accompanying. This information is being collected for Toronto Public Health in case of a COVID-19 outbreak.
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. Program schedules are posted two weeks at a time so check back for more dates. Locations will change over the summer.
Programming is designed for participants to maintain physical distance from other individuals and groups. Equipment will be sanitized between uses, or individual supplies will be provided.
Toronto Public Health offers additional safety tips when visiting parks.
This year 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.