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Summer Playground Program 2017

Thursday July 27 - Sports Day Extravaganza at the Benson Centre
Rain or Shine Event

Cornwall Transit Buses will be chartering participants to and from the activity at the Benson Centre.  See your Park Leader for time of pick up.


The City of Cornwall's Recreation Department offers free morning and afternoon drop-in recreation and leisure programs in various City parks from July 4th - August 18th.  The Summer Playground Program is a free and accessible drop-in program offered in 18 neighbourhood parks throughout the City of Cornwall.

Trained park leaders provide fun and exciting play opportunities for children between the ages of 5 and 12.   Active and quiet games, sports, songs, and crafts are offered daily.  There are also a number of special off-the-park events planned throughout the summer, such as the annual Soccer Tournament, Park Scavenger Hunt/ Movie Day and the Supershow.Summer Playground Program

The program operates for 7 weeks during the months of July and August on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Registration for the summer playground program is held at any park site, all park leaders have registration forms on hand.   

For more info, please contact the Leisure Arts Coordinator at 613-938-9898 ext. 2 or email or the Summer Playground Office at 613-938-9898 ext. 4015 (Open May 23 - August 25, 2017).  

Parents, guardians and are always welcome to come with their children to the Park for the activities.  Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  There are exciting activities scheduled each and every day, so visit often and don't miss out!

2017 Summer Playground Host Sites*:
*Subject to Change Based on Participation Levels

Park Leaders are on location Mondays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

 Park Name  Address  Times when leader(s) are present
 Adams Park  Sydney St. & Twelfth St.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
 Aime Leblanc Park  Prince Arthur St.  Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon
 Alexander Park  Eighth St. & Adolphus St.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
 Alguire Park  Dundee Ave. & Dewhurst Ave.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
 Bell Park  Dundas Cres.  Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon    
 Francis Guindon Park
(Formally Norman Park) 
 Norman Ave. & Fifteenth St.  Monday to Friday 1pm-4pm
 Gallinger Park  Lottie Ave.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
 Heritage Park  Heritage Pl.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon &1pm-4pm        
 Kinsmen Park  Third St. & Carleton St.  Monday to Friday 1pm-4pm  
 Mattice Park  Edward St. & Lennox St.  Monday to Friday 1pm-4pm
 Meadowvale Park  Meadowvale Cres.  Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon  
 Menard Park  Concorde Ave. & Billington Dr.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm      
 Reg Campbell Park  Leitch Dr. & Fraser Ave.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm          
 Riverdale Park  Riverdale Ave. & Peter St.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm  
 Snetsinger Park  Blessed Sacrament Dr.  Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon
 St. Joseph's Park  Jarvis St. & Easton Ave.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
 St. Theresa's Park  Thirteenth St. & Churchill St.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
 Terry Fox Park  Mercier Ave. & Ross Ave.  Monday 1pm-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm

For additional information, please call us at 938-9898 ext 2. 

Travelling Workshops

Throughout the summer, special guests take time to visit the children at each one of our participating neighbourhood parks.  Please see the list below of guests scheduled to visit a park near you this summer.  Check with your park leader for full details on dates and time.

Ontario Early Years Centre
Library - Story Time
Sports Workshops & Arts Workshops

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a place to volunteer for the summer? Do you enjoy spending your days outside and being with kids? Then the Summer Playground Program is the perfect volunteering opportunity for you!

As a volunteer, you will be required to take part in an afternoon of training before commencing your hours on the park. This afternoon will ensure that you will understand your responsibilities as a volunteer. Once your training has been completed, you will be assigned to a Park at a location and the park nearest to you where you will be able to create a schedule with the Park Leader.

You will be responsible for helping to make our playground program and its day-to-day activities and special events for children a success.

This will be done by:

  • Showing up to your park regularly and on time
  • Making sure to follow the programs
  • Being patient with everyone

 Some of your duties will include:

  • Setting up activities and crafts
  • Assisting with supervision of the children on the park
  • Assisting at off-park events
  • Providing positive goals and encouraging achievements
  • Creating a safe and positive environment

Click here for the Volunteer Application Form


Weather Update and Program Note : Insert Date  

Program Update:  The Summer Playground Program.  With the on and off heavy rain and the risk of thunderstorms the Playground Program has been delayed at the present time.  The Leaders will not be on the Park this morning.  We will make a decison on the afternoon program closer to 12 noon and post the decison on facebook and the website.  This decison only affects the Summer Playground Program.

For more information please contact the office at 613-938-9898 x 2 or ext 4015.