Adventure Playground
Presenting Partner Canadian Tire

 

 

Play, build and let kids be kids! 

The Adventure Playground, a pilot project during the summer of 2018, is coming back!

Don’t expect the typical colourful play equipment like fixed swings and slides in this playground. Adventure playgrounds emphasize the importance of unstructured play. 

The drop-in play space ​allows kids age three to 12 to let their imaginations run wild as they play with planks of wood, hammers, nails, tires, tarps and other materials. Parents and caregivers can observe their children from outside the play area while children build, create, alter and enhance the space as they choose. Play is self-directed, creative and imaginative.

The concept is part of a growing playground trend that encourages kids to be curious and creative, to engage with their surroundings, and to test their limits within an environment of managed risk.

View our photo album on Facebook to see images from summer 2018. 

Hours of Operation

  • July 2 – Aug. 30, 2019
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays, statutory holidays and in the event of extreme weather – call 604-927-6960 to confirm

Know Before You Go

Keep these tips in mind for safe play while visiting the Adventure Playground:

  • Kids must wear closed-toed athletic shoes (no rubber shoes or sandals).
  • This is not a drop-off activity. While parents are not to enter the playground, they are required to remain on-site to watch their children and monitor safe play.
  • Kids are not presumed to be under the supervision of playground attendants.
  • Kids can come and go from the playground as they please.
  • Please do not harm plants or nail into the trees.
  • Ask a play attendant for help if you have questions.

Getting Here & Parking

The playground ​is located in the wooded area off Town Centre Boulevard and Princess Crescent, near Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. The site is a short walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station and pay parking is also available on Town Centre Boulevard. ​

2019 Adventure Playground - Map

Benefits of Unstructured Play

Adventure PlaygroundEmerging research is recognizing the benefits of unstructured, risky and creative play for healthy child development. Through free and independent play, children can:

  • Learn how to identify hazards and assess risks
  • Develop creativity and self-confidence
  • Practice critical thinking
  • Improve physical literacy

 

Canadian TirePresenting Partner Canadian Tire

For almost a century, Canadian Tire has proudly offered products and services to help Canadians with the jobs and joys of life in Canada. Today, the Tri-Cities Canadian Tire retail locations couldn’t be stronger, and our staff, more connected to the communities they serve. The retail landscape is changing, and so is Canadian Tire—all to serve you better than ever before. Learn more at canadiantire.ca​.

 

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