Park 'n' Play
For ages 6 to 12, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Park ‘n’ Play is a free outdoor drop-in program. Join in the fun with games, crafts and other activities. Children will be divided into two age groups where possible (ages 6-8 and 9-12), with age appropriate activities planned. If participant numbers are low, children will remain together as one large group.
Stay 'n' Play
For ages 3 to 5, 10 a.m. - noon
Stay ‘n’ Play is a free outdoor drop-in program. Join in the fun with games, crafts and other activities. An adult/guardian, whose participation in the programs is mandatory, must accompany their child/children throughout the duration of the program. For the best program experience and supervision of your child, we strongly recommended that parents/guardians attend the program with no more than two children within this age group.
Program Schedule Program FAQs
Play Faster This Summer!
The City of Calgary’s Park ‘n’ Play and Stay ‘n’ Play has a new “PLAY PASS” process which allow you to provide, in advance, all the information required for your child (children) to participate, making it quick and simple to sign-in as soon as you arrive.
CNS will start taking pre-sign in forms and calls on May 27, 2013. The deadline to submit for the Play Pass is the Wednesday prior to program starting. The Play Pass request form lists all the programs offered for the summer. Let us know which ones you plan to attend and we will have all of your child’s information on site so you’ll just need to check in when you arrive. Please note that the Play Pass will not guarantee a spot, as our programs are first come first serve. If you decide to attend a program at the last minute, you can always provide your child’s information upon arrival.
Play Pass Instructions / Rules / Form
Park ’n’ Play/Stay ‘n’ Play programs are possible through partnerships with local community associations and other organizations including Tummy Tamers and Families Matter-L.E.A.P.
Tummy Tamers: visiting selected sites throughout the summer, Tummy Tamers provides children with a healthy and nutritious snack while learning about healthy eating through fun and interactive activities. All food is provided in partnership with Community Kitchens of Calgary. Please ensure that any food allergies or restrictions are communicated to the Park ‘n’ Play/Stay ‘n’ Play staff during sign-in. In order to receive this service, participants must be signed into the program by 10:30 a.m.
Families Matter – L.E.A.P. (Literacy, Education, Attachment and Play): visiting selected sites throughout the summer, LEAP consist of a 40-minute session of Parent Child Mother Goose, which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes and songs, followed by a 40-minute parenting topic delivered informally and based on the ages and stages of children 2 to 6. Find a location where Families Matter will be presenting.