City of Saskatoon Programs

2023 Summer Playground Programs for Children and Youth

Playground Programs for children 2 to 12 yr.
Free! Drop in for waterplay, sports, crafts, games, music and more.

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 preschoolers under the age of 6, there must be one adult or responsible youth (12 years or older) within arm’s length, supervising the preschoolers’ 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.  Only diapers specifically designed for use in water are allowed in the paddling pools.
Examples: “Huggies Little Swimmers”, “Pampers Splashers” or reusable cloth swim diapers.

Weekday Playground Programs
Thornton Park – Isabella St. at McPherson Ave. – with Spray Pad
June 1 – Sep. 4 (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. 23 (Closed Mon. Aug. 7)
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. 23 (Closed Mon. Aug. 7)
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:
John Lake Park – Broadway Ave. at Wilson Cr. (Avalon Community Association),
Buena Vista Park – 7th St. E. at Victoria Ave. (Buena Vista Community Association) and
Adelaide Park – McKenzie Cr. at Wilson Cr. (Adelaide Park Churchill Community Association)
Supervised Playground Program (rain or shine)
July 8 – Aug. 20
Sat. – Sun. (plus Mon. Aug. 7) 12:00 noon. – 5:00 p.m.

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Lathey Pool – Taylor St. E. at Lansdowne Ave. – 306 975-3333
Public Swimming (Check for Admission Rates)
June 7 – Aug. 27

Skateboard Site
W.W. Ashley Park – Albert Ave. at Taylor St. (beside Lathey Pool)
Open daily      8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  July 4 – Aug. 17 (Closed Mon. Aug. 7)
Skateboard Program Fri.1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. July 7 – Aug. 11

Neighbourhood and Mè Ta Wè Tàn Youth Centres for youth 12-16 yr.
Free! Drop-in for sports, games and music.
Check the City’s website for sites and programs
Mon. – Thu. 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fri 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. July 4 to Aug 17 (Closed Aug 7)

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.

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).

For more information, call 306 975-3378 or email