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Ward 2 - Jennifer Wyness

FREE Summer Activities

This summer The City will be offering a variety of free activities and programming throughout Calgary’s parks and neighbourhoods. Read on to find out what’s happening near you!

From drop-in programs like Park n’ Play and Stay n’ Play to Mobile Adventure Playgrounds and registered youth leadership programs, there's something fun for everyone. Parents can bring their children to both structured and open play sessions featuring games, arts, crafts, entertainment, and educational experiences.

Youth can develop leadership skills and critical thinking in our exciting LEAD programs. Teens and adults can join a guided workout with a certified trainer at one of our Fit Parks. Calgarians of all ages can stay active and have a blast at our mobile skateparks, explore wetlands, or enjoy a guided walk to learn about local birds.

List of events happening in Ward 2:


Stay n’ Play | children ages 3 - 5 years + adult

Fun, safe, supervised programs that help children and adults make new friends and stay active through a play-based learning environment. Participants engage in games and activities that support healthy and active lifestyles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free programs run Monday to Friday. Drop-in on a first come, first serve basis.

Park n’ Play | children ages 6 - 12 years

Fun safe, supervised programs help children make new friends and learn. Games and activities are designed to support them on their path to healthy and active lifestyles. Programs run Monday to Friday. Free Drop-in on a first come, first serve basis.

Citadel:

Jul 8-12

Stay n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Park n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Citadel Park School
808 Citadel Drive N.W.

Ranchlands:

Jul 15-19

Stay n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Park n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ranchlands Community Association
7713 Ranchview Drive N.W.

Arbour Lake:

Aug 12 – 16

Stay n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Park n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Arbour Lake School
27 Arbour Crest Drive N.W

Evanston:

Aug 19 – 23

Stay n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Park n’ Play - 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Kenneth D. Taylor School
30 Evanscove Circle N.W.


Mobile Adventure Playground | children + adult

Join our onsite play ambassadors for this free self-directed, drop-in program. We provide loose parts and natural materials to inspire active and creative outdoor play. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their children’s imaginations soar in these adventure spaces.

Kincora:

Jul 2 – 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mobile Adventure Playground

Kincora Playfield Park (adopt a rink site)
1100 Kincora Dr. N.W.


LEAD | youth 11 - 17 years

LEAD is The City of Calgary’s leadership certification program. Youth will learn to develop and practice leadership skills while earning credibility, recognition and opportunities in the community that will strengthen their leadership skills. Participants are required to complete 20 hours of practicum experience that will enhance their skills further in a hands-on practical way.
Pre-registration is required. Register online at calgary.ca/free or call 403.268.3800.

Ranchlands:

Jul 15 – 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

LEAD

Ranchlands Community Association
7713 Ranchview Drive N.W.


Mobile Skate and Scoot Spot | family/all ages

Check out these free drop-in wheeled sport opportunities. Fun for both beginners and skilled in-line skaters, skateboarders, and scooter users of all ages. Skate and scoot monitors are on site during the indicated hours and can provide tips and tricks. Helmets are recommended. Helmets are required.

Hawkwood:

Aug 15 – 27, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Mobile Skate and Scoot Spot

Hawkwood Outdoor Rink
85 Hawkhill Rd. N.W.

 

Making sure Calgarians have affordable and easy-to-access recreation and social programs boosts individual, family, and community well-being. These opportunities bring people together, build strong connections, and promote healthy, active lifestyles. Let’s keep our community vibrant and thriving!

Visit calgary.ca/free for the full calendar of FREE summer activities being offered across the city, or download the brochure here.

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