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Active Play Park Program - inspiring spontaneous play!

Our Active Play leaders will visit a different playground each morning and each afternoon from Tuesday to Thursday. They will encourage your child to have fun and make new friends!

Please ensure you read all of the following information before participating in our program. Each session is largely weather-dependent and can be cancelled without notice. Please check our website for any changes or last minute updates. Access to restrooms will be provided at every location.


 July 3-5
Theme: The Great Outdoors
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Mother Teresa Playground
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: J.C. Mackie Park

  July 31-Aug 2
Theme: Under the Sea
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: J.C. Mackie Park
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Mother Teresa Playground
 July 10-12
Theme: Spy Kids
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Alexander Forbes Playground
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Hillside School Playground
 Aug 7-9
Theme: Fear Factor
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Hillside School Playground
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Alexander Forbes Playground
July 17-19
Theme: ActiveZone Olympics
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Avondale Park
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Aspen Grove Playground
 Aug 14-16
Theme: Build It
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Aspen Grove Playground
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Avondale Park
July 24-26
Theme: Mad Science
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Maude Clifford Playground
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: École Nouvelle Frontière
 Aug 21-23 CANCELLED
Theme: The Stone Age
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: École Nouvelle Frontière
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Maude Clifford Playground
   Aug 28-30 CANCELLED
Theme: Try It Week
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Mother Teresa School
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Alexander Forbes School



Active Play on Tuesday, July 3rd has been cancelled due to rain.

Active Play on Wednesday, Aug 22nd has been cancelled due to poor air quality due to smoke.

Active Play on Thursday, Aug 23rd has been cancelled due to poor air quality due to smoke.

Active Play from Aug 28th-30th has been cancelled.

What to Bring:

As Active Play is outdoors, we suggest that participants bring the following items in a backpack:
• a nutritious nut-free snack
• water bottle
• appropriate outdoor clothing (hat / jacket)
• sunscreen and/or bug spray (optional)
We do not advise bringing any valuables. The City of Grande Prairie is not responsible for any lost or stolen items so valuable items should be left at home.


Safety and Supervision

Active Play is drop-in and recreation-based. It is not licensed, however we do abide by best practices. We use public outdoor space to inspire spontaneous play between any number of children at one time. The role of our leaders is to observe participants while facilitating and encouraging spontaneous play- not to provide child care. Staff are chosen based on experience and ability and are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR. The City of Grande Prairie is not responsible for any incidents which may occur during Active Play.

Hours of Operation

Active Play leaders are on site at schedule parks throughout the City from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. Outside of these hours, parents will assume supervision as there will be no leaders on site.

Inclement Weather Policy

Active Play is held outdoors in community green spaces and parks and is largely dependent on the weather. In the event of inclement weather, Active Play may be cancelled for that day with little or no warning. Parents are responsible for ensuring the program is running before dropping off their child. To check if a session is running, please check this page for updates.

Code of Conduct

We believe that a safe and inviting environment is essential for optimum social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. With this comes responsibility towards self, others, the environment and the community. Within Active Play, only appropriate behaviour is accepted. Participants are expected to be respectful, cooperative, involved and positive. We reserve the right to refuse service at any time.

Where are the parks?

The City of Grande Prairie now has an interactive parks app. If you are interested in visiting other parks in our City, or would like to know where the parks are located, visit:


Last updated: 1/22/2019 11:28:39 AM