Giant board games, mini soccer and hockey games, inflatable ride-on animals, bubbles and more are on their way to a park near you as part of the City of Markham’s Park and Play Fun Tour.
Children ages four to 12 years of all backgrounds and abilities are invited to take part in the free program and enjoy each park’s equipment and splash pad. Everyone who attends will receive a free recreation activity pass.
The City’s recreation team invites you to enjoy the tour at Millennium Park at 101 Town Centre Blvd. on Wednesday, July 26. Next up: South Unionville Park at 514 Cabato Trail on Wednesday, Aug. 2, followed by Gordon Stollery Park at 3970 Major Mackenzie Dr. E. on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
The tour hits Russell Carter Tefft Park at 95 Alexander Lawrie Ave. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, followed by Cornell Community Park at 371 Cornell Centre Blvd. on Aug. 23. It wraps up at Boxgrove Community Park at Pagnell Crescent on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Each event takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Don’t forget to take sunscreen, a hat and a filled water bottle. The City invites you to enter the Park and Play Fun Photo Contest, which is open until Thursday, Aug. 31. Share original photos/videos on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram demonstrating Park and Play Fun Tour activities. Accounts must be set to public for discoverability. Include the hashtag #ParkandPlayTour and tag @markhamrecreation.
Visit markham.ca/ParkandPlay to learn more about the tour.
Discover splash pads like the one this girl enjoyed at the official opening of Debbi Wilkes Park on July 15. Photo courtesy of the City of Markham.