2024 Summer Playground Program

Summer Playground Program Weather Update Tuesday July 23 - Due to the wet and rainy weather the program will be paused this morning and they will return as soon as weather clears.  Please return for updates on when Leaders will be back at the their park.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


We are now accepting volunteer applications for the 2024 Summer Playground Program!  Email recreation@cornwall.ca or spp@cornwall.ca for a copy of the Volunteer form. (scroll to bottom of page for more information)


Summer Playground Program

Tuesday July 2nd – Friday August 16th

Trained Park Leaders provide FREE fun and exciting play opportunities for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years at ten park locations throughout the City. (Please see the park locations below). The day will be filled with active games, sports, music, crafts, fun and laughter each and every day!

The program runs from Tuesday July 2nd – Friday August 16th on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no supervision at the neighborhood parks over the lunch hour. Parents and guardians are welcome to come with their children to the park for the activities. Children under the age of 5 are welcome but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. There are exciting activities scheduled each and every day, be sure to click here to register online or see the Park Leader any time this summer.

Summer Playground Program Registration - All participants must be registered for the program through the City's online booking system, Aquatic Centre, Benson Centre. Registration begins June 3, 2024. Registration will also take place in person at the park beginning July 2, 2024!


Alexander Park

Eighth St & Adolphus St

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Alguire Park

Dundee Ave & Dewhurst Ave

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kinsmen Park

Third St & Carleton St

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mattice Park

Edward St & Lennox St

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Menard Park

Concorde Ave & Billington Dr

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Reg Campbell Park

Leitch Dr & Fraser Ave

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Riverdale Park

Riverdale Ave & Peter St

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales Park

Second St & Cumberland St

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Theresa's Park

Thirteenth St & Churchill St

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Terry Fox Park

Mercier Ave & Ross Ave

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Theme Week

July 2nd -5th

Splash into Summer 

Kick off summer with our summer themed week featuring water games and more!

 July 8th -12th

SPP Shark Week

Duuunn dunn.... It’s shark week at SPP! Play shark themed games and make ocean crafts all week long! 

  July 15th - 19th



Carnival games, circus crafts, and a fun-filled event day at the Benson Centre, oh my! 


July 22nd - 26th

Magic & Mystery 

A week packed full of magic and mystery including a special magic show by your SPP Office Staff at your park!

 July 29th - August 2nd

It's Not Rocket Science

Hmm, should we do a space week or a science week?  Why not do both!!  It's not rocket science!

August 5th - 9th

Star-Studded Spectacular

It's a musical movie week at SPP!  Get ready to hit the red carpet at the annual Super Show event day!

August 12th - 16th

Ice Age Escapade

Dinosaurs, Ice Age, Fossils and more!  A week you won't want to miss!

Frequently Asked Questions (VERY IMPORTANT)

Are children supervised during lunch hour?

No. There is no supervision during the lunch hour, children are asked to return home and may return at 1pm to continue the fun!

What happens during inclement weather?

The program will close during periods of moderate to heavy rainfall, severe weather such as thunder and or lightning and when the humidex reaches 40c.  Program participants will be sent home due to any unsafe weather conditions so participants must have access to their homes at all times.  An alert will be sent to parents via email informing them that their children are on their way home.

Are there washrooms available at the program sites?

Some Summer Playground Program locations do not have access to water and/or washroom facilities.

What should my child bring to the park?

Participants are to bring sunscreen, hat, water bottle, running shoes and comfortable clothing.

To register online for the 2024 Summer Playground Program (June 3, 2024), please click here. You will be prompted to log in or create an account. If you have an questions or need assistance with the registration process, please email recreation@cornwall.ca, spp@cornwall.ca or call the Summer Playground office at 613-330-0171.  You may also register your child at the park during program hours.


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 a training session (max. 2 hours) before commencing your hours on the park. This session will ensure that you will understand your responsibilities as a volunteer. Once your training has been completed, you will be assigned to a park location based on your application form.

You will be responsible for helping to make our playground program, 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
  • Providing positive goals and encouraging achievements
  • Creating a safe and positive environment

Please email complete Volunteer Application Form to recreation@cornwall.ca, spp@cornwall.ca or drop off at the Benson Centre (800 7th St. West)

 Click here for the volunteer application form.

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Lorne Taillon
Leisure Arts Coordinator
800 Seventh Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-938-9898 ext. 4012
F.: 613-938-8855
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