Growth & Community Development Services

Passport to Parks


What's Passport to Parks?

Passport to Parks or #P2PSJ, is your invitation to a fun and active summer in Saint John. Our city boasts a vast array of municipal parks, from splash pads and skate parks to beaches, trails, and neighbourhood squares. Passport to Parks invites you to enjoy them all!

Over the summer, we've kicked it up a notch at 10 different park sites across the city. We've added BBQs, face painting, a live DJ, healthy snacks and games at each site, along with additional entertainment and activities that will make each park visit special.

So slap on the sunscreen, grab your lawn chairs, fill up your water bottles and head to the park for a fun and active summer in Saint John!

City Prepared for Summer!

Passport to Parks

10 Parks / 9 days
Lots of Fun
All events and activities are free

Saturday, June 20
Shamrock Park 

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Rain date: Sunday, June 21

Official Opening of the Emera New Brunswick Field*.
Opening remarks, free BBQ, treats, sports clinics on the new artificial turf field, community gardening, horseshoe pitching, tennis, bouncy castles, face painting, balloon tying, music & more.

Don Cooper Memorial Cup
7 p.m.
Cheer on our first responders as they play for the Don Cooper Memorial Football Cup.

*supported by Emera NB
Saturday, June 27
Rockwood Park   
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.     
Rain date: Sunday, June 28
BBQ, music, face painting, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, washer toss & more.
Wednesday, July 1
Station One Skate Park  
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rain or shine
Live DJ, BBQ and the annual Mayor’s Cup skateboard competition.
Mispec Park*        

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rain or Shine

BBQ, music, face painting, paddle boarding, swimming & more.

*supported by Canaport LNG
Wednesday, July 8 
Dominion Park   
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rain date: Thursday, July 9

Approved fire pits on the beach, music, BBQ, kayaking, swimming & more.
Sunday, July 12
Rainbow Park          

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rain or shine

This event will take place alongside the outdoor Farmers’ Market and includes a free breakfast, splash pad, story tent, face painting, magic show, balloon tying, music & more.
Saturday, July 18
Little River Reservoir    
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rain date: Sunday, July 19

BBQ, face painting, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, music & more.
Wednesday, July 22
Victoria Square         
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rain date: Thursday, July 23 

BBQ, face painting, live music, ballooning & more.
Wednesday, July 29
Larche Memorial Park       
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rain date: Thursday, July 30

BBQ, basketball clinic with former SJ Mill Rat, face painting, music, balloon tying, chalk art & more.
Saturday, August 8
Market Place West     
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Rain date: Sunday, August 9

BBQ, trolley rides, bouncy castle, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon tying, ArcadeBox, Orbit Amusements, music & more.