When you're looking for something active to do without a commitment, Drop-In programs are your best option. From year-round skating and hockey at the Coca-Cola Centre to organized Fitness Classes in the Eastlink Centre, the City of Grande Prairie has a busy schedule to satisfy many interests every day of the week.
Active Play is a FREE, drop-in and recreation-based program using 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. Leaders will not provide child care services.
Our Active Play leaders will visit a different playground each afternoon from Monday to Friday. 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.
Stay tuned for 2020 Summer Park Locations and Dates
What to Bring
As Active Play is outdoors, we suggest that participants bring the following items in a backpack:
- 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. 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.
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?
Visit https://map.gpgis.com/MyGPParks for an interactive map of all of the parks in Grande Prairie!