Looking for awesome free things to do right in your own neighbourhood? There are two new fantastic programs starting July 20 and running for the rest of the summer. ParksPlayTO is packed with fun for caregivers and kids aged 12 and under, and Summer in the 6IX will keep youth aged 13 – 24 entertained for hours.
The City of Toronto is pleased to partner with MLSE Foundation on ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX. The MLSE Foundation is bringing exciting drop-in sport programming to select locations around the city.
Before heading out the door check the Outdoor Recreation Program Service Alerts for any changes to ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX programs.
ParksPlayTO is a new free drop-in program that offers fun for the whole family at select park locations around the city. Staff will attend parks and other green spaces in over 80 neighbourhoods to provide caregivers and kids 12 and under some active programming time this summer.
ParksPlayTO begins July 20 and runs Mondays to Fridays all summer long. Families will participate in a two hour program, offered in morning or afternoon sessions and including activities such as nature and gardening, active games, arts and crafts, family fitness, story-telling and music circles.
Any child, age 12 and under who is accompanied by a caregiver aged 18 or older. The caregiver must stay at the park and participate in the program and may be responsible for a maximum of four children. There is no cost to participate, and no pre-registration is necessary – just show up in the park when the program is scheduled to happen!
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before program start for health screening and sign-in.
Programs are approximately 2.5 hours long.
Find a location near you.
Summer in the 6IX is a free program for youth to drop-in, meet up with friends and do some fun, themed activities. Summer in the 6IX is providing drop-ins for leadership, employment, arts, media, dance, fitness, eco/environmental and sport. Just pick the activities most interesting to you and plan your week.
Any youth, aged 13 – 24, can join in the fun. There is no cost to participate, and no pre-registration is necessary – just show up in the outdoor space when the program is scheduled to happen!
There are three session times offered per day at multiple locations across the city, seven days a week. Please check the map to know where and when the program will be!
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.