Guelph’s parks get activated

Guelph, Ont., June 6, 2016 – In time for the summer season, Energize Guelph has launched a Park Activation program.

Park Activation introduces new and unique ways for families to use park spaces, makes it easier for children to get active, and helps to improve a child’s physical and mental well-being.

Kids and parents visiting Margaret Greene, Lee Street, Orin Reid and Exhibition parks—now until September—will be greeted by park activators (City program staff) who will introduce fun, new activities and ways to explore park spaces.

Starting June 6, look for park activators on:

  • Mondays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Margaret Greene Park, 80 Westwood Road
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lee Street Park, 71 Lee Street
  • Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Orin Reid Park, 120 Goodwin Drive
  • Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Exhibition Park, 81 London Road West

The City’s program is designed for anyone who wants to participate and parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in on the fun.

Residents looking for more information should call 519-822-1260 extension 3366 or email energizeguelph@guelph.ca.

About Healthy Kids Community Challenge

The City of Guelph is one of 45 cities selected to take part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, a key part of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy. Guelph’s participation in the three-year program, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, allows the City and its partners to create a community where it’s easy for children to lead healthier lives. Locally, the initiative is called Energize Guelph.

For more information

Eric Pool
Project Specialist, Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 3366
eric.pool@guelph.ca