City of Toronto Launches ParksPlayTO for Youth

Starting Monday, July 20, 2020, ParksPlayTO will offer free drop-in and activity-based, recreation programming Monday to Friday each week, at multiple locations.

ParksPlayTO will offer activities such as nature exploring, gardening, active games, arts and crafts, family fitness, story-telling and music circles for children and their caregivers.

All children ages 12 and under accompanied by a caregiver age 18 or older can participate in ParksPlayTO. Caregivers are able to bring up to four children and must remain at the park to participate in the program. ParksPlayTO morning sessions will begin at 9:15 a.m. and afternoon sessions will begin at 1:30 p.m. The programs duration is approximately 2.5 hours long.


Morning sessions begin at 9:15 a.m.

Afternoon sessions begin at 1:30 p.m.

The City is asking that you plan to arrive 15 minutes before program start for health screening and sign-in.

This program was developed with Toronto Public Health with a strong focus on health and safety. 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. Staff will conduct a verbal health screening with each participant prior to the program start and collect caregiver or participant contact information. This information will be collected for Toronto Public Health, if COVID-19 contact tracing is required.

Pre-registration is not required. You can just head to the park when activities are scheduled.

Good to know...

Programs run in dry weather only. Bring your own water and wear hats and sunscreen. Closed-toe, closed heel shoes are also recommended. Program locations do not always have washrooms, so participants are expected to use their home facilities. Program schedules will be posted two weeks at a time so check back for more dates. Locations will change over the summer.

Find out more at Find a ParksPlayTO program location near you here.

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