Transportation & Environment Services

Playground Program

The City of Saint John's Recreation and Community Development Service offers a free summer program to children ages 6-12*. The eight week program runs from June 24 to August 16, 2019.

Program hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(except holidays). Lunch and transportation are not provided. Parents can register with staff at the individual sites anytime after June 26

The program includes daily sports, recreation, arts, crafts, outings and games, and is designed to promote recreation and healthy neighbourhoods – community priorities. Every year, approximately 300 children participate in the program daily.

In addition, the City's Summer Playground Program has once again partnered with Brilliant Labs to offer a free week-long tech camp called S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) at each of our playground site locations.

(*Note: 5 year-olds entering school in September are eligible to attend at the discretion of the site supervisors. Children must be mature enough to understand and be actively engaged in daily activities and be able to self-care in the bathroom.)


You can register your child at any time throughout the summer during our program hours.  Just bring your child to the program site, complete the form, and your child is registered immediately.  Just be sure you have your child's medicare number with you.  For more information, check out the Parent Information Sheet.


For more information:
(506) 658-2908 |
Note that we do not accept emails as registrations. Registration forms and waivers can be completed at the playground upon dropping off your children.  

The City of Saint John also supports additional Playground Programs with training, supplies, special events, and in some cases, registration.  However, these programs are administered through the staff and volunteers of the community centre itself.  They include:

Carleton Community Centre | 658-2920
Crescent Valley Resource Centre | 693-8513
Milford Community Centre | 672-2400
Latimore Lake Community Centre | 696 7228