Active Play - inspiring spontaneous play!
Active Play is 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- not to provide child care
Our Active Play leaders will visit a different playground each morning and each afternoon from Tuesday to Thursday. They 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.
Check back for the 2019 Active Play brochure and schedule to be posted here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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