Sports, obstacle courses, nature fun and arts and crafts — a bevy of free activities for all ages will be making the rounds of Red Deer neighbourhoods starting next week.
The City of Red Deer is announcing the return of its seasonal neighbourhood recreation program, Meet Me At the Park. A wide range of activities for Red Deerians of all ages will be coming to Eastview, as well as Inglewood, Riverside Meadows, Rosedale, Normandeau, Parkvale, Morrisroe, and West Park.
The program aims to bring people together and foster a sense of belonging, said Georgia Major, community and program facilitator at the City of Red Deer.
Meet Me at The Park offers opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, and community engagement. Games, including soccer, basketball, tennis, pickleball, badminton and baseball will be offered. As well, there will be creative workshops with arts, crafts and nature-focused activities throughout the summer.
“We are delighted to bring back Meet Me at The Park to Red Deer for another exciting season,” said Major.
“This program has been incredibly successful in creating opportunities for residents to connect, have fun, and enjoy the wonderful park amenities available in our city. It’s a fantastic way to promote a healthy and vibrant community.”
Meet Me at The Park will take place across in local parks from July 4 to Aug. 25 (Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday’s from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m).
The fun starts from Tuesday to Friday of next week at 120 Ellenwood Drive in Eastview Estates.
Other dates are:
– July 10-14 at Don Campbell Elementary School, 99 Irving Cres.
– July 17-21 in Riverside Meadows, 6201 57 Ave.
– July 24-28 in Rosedale, 2 Roland St.
– July 31- Aug 4 in Normandeau, 49 Noble Ave.
– Aug 8-11 at the Golden Circle, 4620 47A Ave.
– Aug 14-18 in Morrisroe West, 5 McIntosh Ave.
– Aug 21-25 in West Park, 3811 57 Ave.
All activities will be supervised by trained city staff members, but parents are responsible for their children at all times and must be available in case of an emergency. Children under six years are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.
Meet Me at The Park is a collaborative effort between The City of Red Deer’s Safe & Healthy Communities department and various partner agencies and community associations. Residents are encouraged to visit the official website at RedDeer.ca/ParkMeetUp for more information.