YMCA of Eastern Ontario

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Kingston Neighbourhood Parks Program

The Neighbourhood Parks Program is offered by the City of Kingston and operated by the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. It is a free, drop-in program that provides children aged six to 12 with recreational activities at five local parks. It is offered from Mondays to Fridays, beginning on July 2 and running to August 23, with the exception of the Civic Holiday on Monday, August 5.

There will be a rotating schedule as follows.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cataraqui Woods Park Polson Park Jim Beattie West Park Lake Ontario Park
West Park Lake Ontario Park Cataraqui Woods Park Polson Park Jim Beattie

Recreational programming may include active games, crafts, circle games or use of equipment/supplies. 

Important notes for parents and guardians

Staff do not replace parent/guardian supervision. Children are allowed to join or leave activities or the park when they want.

  • All programs are free of charge.
  • All programs require check in with staff and collection of basic information (name, age, phone number and emergency contact).
  • This outdoor programming is weather dependent and will not run during inclement weather (e.g. rain, thunder, lightning, heat or smog/smoke warnings). 

Children should bring:

  • healthy snacks
  • refillable water bottle
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • running shoes/athletic sandals (no flip flops)

If you have any questions, please contact YMCA member services at kng.membership@eo.ymca.ca or 613-546-2647.