City of Saskatoon Programs

The City’s program requirements have been changed because of the pandemic. The links below will provide details of the new regulations.

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.

2021 Summer Playground Programs for Children and Youth

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 (12 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
June 1 – Sep. 6 (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 5 – Aug. 26 (Closed Mon. Aug. 2)
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 5 – Aug. 26 (Closed Mon. Aug. 3)
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 10 – Aug. 22
Sat. – Sun. (plus Mon. Aug. 2) 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)
Dates and Times TBD
June 9 – Aug. 27
Mon. – Fri.      1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  (Check Drop-in On-line for hours on Thu. July 1 and Aug. 2)
Sat. – Sun.       11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Skateboard Site
W.W. Ashley Park – Albert Ave. at Taylor St. (beside Lathey Pool)
July 6 – Aug. 18 (Closed Mon. Aug. 2)
Open daily      8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Skateboard Program Dates and Times TBD  – July 3 – August 14
Fri.       1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 306 975-3378.  Register online at or call any Leisure Centre.

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 andinterests.

Leisure Online allows you to view and register, at your convenience, for programs found in the Leisure Guide for preschoolers, children, youth, and adults.