City of Saskatoon Programs

2022 Summer Playground Programs for Children and Youth

The City offers a number of free activities for children and youth this summer.

Children Under 6 Years:  To help children stay safe in and around the water, the City requires that all participants comply with the following policy:
“For every 2 children under the age of 6, there must be one adult or responsible youth (14 years or older) within arm’s length, supervising the children’s water play and activity.”
 The best life preserver for your child is YOU!
Infants and toddlers participating in water play must wear an appropriate swim diaper.

Weekday Playground Programs
Thornton Park – Isabella St. at McPherson Ave. – with Spray Pad
Exhibition Spray Pad (Thorton Park) is Closed for Emergency Maintenance – no timeline for completion is available
June 1 – Sep. 5 (except during lunch and recess on school days)
Open daily        10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Supervised Playground Programs (rain or shine)
July 4 – Aug. 25 (Closed Mon. Aug. 1)
Mon. – Thu.      10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fri.       12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.
W.W. Ashley Park – Albert Ave. at Taylor St. with Paddling Pool
Supervised Playground Programs (rain or shine)
July 4 – Aug. 25 (Closed Mon. Aug. 1)
Mon. – Thu.      10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fri.       12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.

Weekend Playground Program
The nearest weekend programs are offered at:
Buena Vista Park – 7th St. E. at Victoria Ave. and
Adelaide Park – McKenzie Cr. at Wilson Cr.
Supervised Playground Program (rain or shine)
July 9 – Aug. 21
Sat. – Sun. (plus Mon. Aug. 1) 12:00 noon. – 5:00 p.m.

Skateboard Site
W.W. Ashley Park – Albert Ave. at Taylor St. (beside Lathey Pool)
Open daily      8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Skateboard Sites are unsupervised.  Users are encouraged to wear safety equipment such as helmets and guards at all times.

There is a fee for Public Swimming at our Outdoor Swimming Pool. Check for Admission Rates.
Lathey Pool – Taylor St. E. at Lansdowne Ave. – 306 975-3333
June 8 – Aug. 12
Mon. – Fri.      1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 15 – 26
Mon. – Fri.      1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
June 11 – Aug. 28
Sat. – Sun.       11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Holidays: July 1 and Aug. 1
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For more information, check the Leisure Guide, Leisure Online, call 306 975-3378 or email

Recreational Programs & Activities

The City offers a wide range of programs each season, including swimming lessons, preschool and youth recreation programs, adult fitness and specialized wellness programs.

Other City of Saskatoon Programs

Visit the Parks and Recreation web pages for information about programs at the leisure centres, Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, golf courses, Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park and the Youth Centres, including Metawetan. Check for opportunities that interest you.

At its leisure facilities, the City offers a variety of registered programs for all ages, skill levels and interests.

Leisure Online allows you, at your convenience, to view and register for programs found in the Leisure Guide for preschoolers, children, youth, and adults.
In Your Community, copies of the Leisure Guide are available at J.S. Wood Library, Circle K (Ruth St. and Lorne Ave.) and Lathey Pool (in season).