The City of Red Deer’s new Meet Me at the Park program will launch Monday in West Park.
The new program will visit eight neighbourhoods this summer and the events will run between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The program is designed to help neighbours get connected and provide safe, fun activities for all residents.
“We know that for almost a year and a half, many residents have been feeling disconnected from their neighbours,” said Bobby-Jo Stannard, superintendent community development.
“Meet me at the Park will provide an opportunity for residents to get out and reconnect with each other in a safe and fun way.”
Activities will vary from site to site, based on amenities available. But they may include circuit courses, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, neighbourhood tours/walking groups/biking groups as well as arts and crafts and sports (soccer, basketball, baseball, tennis, pickleball).
“We want residents to come and have fun, but we need to keep some things in mind,” said Stannard.
“The event is rain or shine so residents need to dress for the weather and remember to adhere to public health restrictions. We are in Stage 3 of the province’s Open for Summer plan, but there are still some restrictions in place. We are also encouraging residents to attend the event that is closest to them so they really connect with their neighbourhoods.”
The first event is scheduled to run July 5 in West Park close to the activity centre located at 3811, 57 Ave.