Playtime at the Park

by Brie

Last summer we stumbled upon the Centretown Community Health Centre’s (CCHC) free Summer Park program. I was very glad we did. And I am glad to say that they are back again this summer!

Mondays in the month of July and August will find the CCHC team out in force at two downtown Ottawa parks. With them comes craft supplies, sand toys, balls, bubbles and books. It is a great discovery if you are planning to be at the park anyway, but it is even worth going out of your way for. My one and a half-year old and three and a half-year old both had a great time exploring all the new treasures to play with, but I think this is particularly entertaining for older kids that are looking for something different to do.

The summer park programs rotates between St.Luke’s Park (Elgin and Gladstone) and Dundonald Park (Somerset and Lyon). More information is available here.

Brie is the mom of a 3.5 year old daughter “the girl” and eighteen month old son “the boy”. You can read her blog at Capital Mom.



Filed under Activities for kids, Free, Parks

5 responses to “Playtime at the Park

  1. krista

    I love playgroups in parks! My community does one from the time the snow melts until it comes again in the fall. It is less formal, but a great way to meet your neighbours – and their children!

  2. the early child education centers around town have some programming in selective parks throughout the summer as well. i remember doing stuff with the jellybean while on mat leave as well as during the holidays these past summers. great programmes.

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