Child and Family Programs

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Looking for the perfect activity for your littles? Peterborough Recreation offers drop-in and registered programs for children and families. 

Junior Parks Program

Peterborough Recreation offers Junior Parks, a free drop-in program for ages 4 to 8 years old (adult supervision required), throughout the summer at various municipal parks. Experienced recreation camp and park staff members lead children in games, crafts and theme days in the parks on weekdays during the summer. Adult caregivers must stay in the park with their children during the programs. Program runs throughout July and August.

2022 Junior Parks Schedule

For children 4 to 8 years old, adult supervision is required throughout the duration of the program. 

Junior Parks 2022 Schedule
Week ofChelsea GardensJohn Taylor
Memorial Park
Knights of 
Columbus Park
Roger's CoveTurner Park
July 4 to 8  --- Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled  ---
July 11 to 15  1:30 to 4 p.m.  ---  --- 1:30 to 4 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
July 18 to 22  ---  1:30 to 4 p.m. 1:30 to 4 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  ---
July 25 to 29  1:30 to 4 p.m.  ---  --- 1:30 to 4 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
August 2 to 5  ---  1:30 to 4 p.m. 1:30 to 4 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  ---
August 8 to 12   1:30 to 4 p.m.  --- 1:30 to 4 p.m.  --- 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
August 15 to 19  ---  1:30 to 4 p.m. 1:30 to 4 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.  ---
August 22 to 26  1:30 to 4 p.m.  1:30 to 4 p.m. --- 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Junior Parks Play Programs Location Map

Peterborough Recreation has mapped out all of the Junior Parks program locations. 

Junior Parks location map

HIGH FIVE Organization

high five logoThe City of Peterborough is proud to be a registered HIGH FIVE organization. HIGH FIVE is Canada's quality standard for children's programs. The City of Peterborough's child and youth programs follow the five principles of healthy child development to ensure quality programs:

1. A caring adult
2. The opportunity to make friends
3. The opportunity to play
4. The opportunity to master skills
5. The opportunity to participate