As the school year draws to a close, the City of Saint John is gearing up for a fun and active summer for youth and their families with the launch of Passport to Parks – a series of events featuring eight municipal parks over four days. The program will begin on Saturday, June 28 and continue until Saturday, July 12.
“We see this as a great opportunity to encourage people to come out, have fun, enjoy each other’s company, and experience the natural aspects and resources of our City parks,” said Kevin Watson, Recreation Manager for the City of Saint John. “With City parks taking centre stage, the program has been designed to promote overall wellness, cross-community engagement, education and quality of life through recreational and cultural activities.”
Host parks for this year’s program include Rainbow Park, Rockwood Park, Station One Skate Plaza, Mispec Park, Dominion Park, Little River Reservoir, Victoria Square and Market Place West. The events at each will include healthy snacks, active games, music, and entertainment to enhance the natural offerings of each park.
The City encourages all residents to come join the fun with their family and friends, and requests the public’s help to spread the word through conversations and on social media using the official hashtag #p2psj. More information on the schedule and activities in each park can be found at www.saintjohn.ca/p2psj.
Community partners and sponsors are large contributors to the Passport to Parks Program, and will play a significant role in its success. Special recognition goes to Canaport LNG, Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, P.R.O. Kids, Fundy Skateboard Association, HUB International Limited, BFL Canada, East Side Board Supply, PULSE, ONE Change, Little River Reservoir Association, Westside PACT, Carleton Advisory Board, and Lancaster Kiwanis Club.