June is Recreation and Parks Month

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June is Recreation and Parks Month

Each June, communities across Ontario celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM). JRPM is recognized by municipalities, community organizations, and schools as a way of promoting the benefits of being active and recognizing the contribution that recreation and parks make to the quality of life. 

Access to park and recreation is a fundamental human need that helps foster personal health, strong communities, and social inclusion. JRPM celebrates Ontario’s spectacular parks and recreation services and raises awareness for the role they play as a pathway to individual, community, and environmental well-being.

Event Schedule

Saturday, June 1: Kick-Off at Quaker Foods City Square

Where: Quaker Foods City Square, 215 Charlotte St.

When: Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Who: All Ages 

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Peterborough Recreation and Park Services will be highlighting family-friendly, fun recreation events taking place in the community. Kick-off June is Recreation and Parks Month on Saturday, June 1 at Quaker Foods City Square with breakfast, refreshments, group fitness and children's activities. Check out the Peterborough Regional Farmers' Market while you are there! 

Sunday, June 2: Free Family Sport Drop-In
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Sunday, June 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Who: All Ages 

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Family Sport Drop-In in Gym A at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Intended for families with little ones that want to shoot hoops or enjoy recreation activities in our Gymnasium. 

Monday, June 3: Free Cornhole Activity
Where: McDonnel Street Community Centre

When: Monday, June 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Who: 18+

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Visit the McDonnel St. Community Centre located at 577 McDonnel St., in Peterborough for a fun game of Cornhole with older adults, socialize and have fun! Cornhole is quickly becoming one of the most popular leisure activities in North America. Play is similar to horseshoes, except players use cornhole platforms and beanbags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Players take turns pitching their beanbags at the platform, scoring points when bags land on the surface of the board, or fall through a hole cut into the board. Cornhole can be played as singles or doubles.

Tuesday, June 4: Free Shuffleboard
Where: McDonnel Street Community Centre

When: Tuesday, June 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Who: 18+

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Visit the McDonnel St. Community Centre located at 577 McDonnel St., in Peterborough for a fun game of Shuffleboard with older adults, socialize and have fun! Our shuffleboard program for older adults offers a fun, low-impact activity promoting physical fitness and social interaction. Participants enjoy friendly competition in a supportive environment, enhancing coordination and mental agility. Join us to stay active, meet new friends, and enjoy the timeless game of shuffleboard.

Wednesday, June 5: Happy Anniversary Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Wednesday, June 4

Who: All Ages 

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Happy Anniversary Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Visit the Sport & Wellness Centre for coffee and snacks before your workout on Wednesday, June 5. 

Thursday, June 6: Free Sport Drop-In 
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Thursday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Who: Ages 10+

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

FREE Sport Drop-In in Gym A at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Intended for ages 10+ who want to want to shoot hoops or enjoy recreation activities in our Gymnasium. 

Friday, June 7: Free Swim
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Friday, June 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free! 

Free Public Swim at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Due to capacity limits our free swim is first come, first served. 

  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied into the pool with a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision. A maximum supervision ratio of one guardian to three children is permitted for all patrons and user groups of the pool.
  • Children under the age of 4 are to be kept within arms reach of their supervising adult at all times.
Saturday, June 8: Free Public Skate
Where: Kinsmen Civic Centre, 1 Kinsmen Way

When: Saturday, June 8 from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Free Public Skate at the Kinsmen Civic Centre arena. Due to capacity limits our free skate is first come, first served. 

Sunday, June 9: Stay Cool at the Splashpads
Where: Peterborough

When: Splash pads are operational 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Who: Children and families

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Stay cool and visit one of the many splashpads located in the City of Peterborough. Our Splash Pads page has a list of all locations with maps.

Monday, June 10: Aqua Fitness
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Monday, June 10 from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Who: 12+

Sign Up: $15.00 or register for the session. 

Aqua fitness is a multi-level class that takes place in the shallow and/or deep water and is great for everyone. A safe and effective fitness program lead by qualified fitness instructors. Exercises are low impact and participants do not need to know how to swim, just be comfortable in chest deep water.

 Register Here

Tuesday, June 11: Free Try It Taekwondo 
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Tuesday, June 11 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Free Try It Taekwondo program. Learn basic and effective self-defense. The program is delivered in a fun and and safe learning environment led by Blue Wave Taekwondo TM. and Blue Wave Hapkido TM certified Masters and instructors. Learn fundamental release skills from a variety of situations as well as psychology of self-defense and spatial awareness.

Register Here

Wednesday, June 12: Free Try It Ringette
Where: Healthy Planet Arena

When: Wednesday, June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Free Try It Ringette program. Our gym ringette program provides an exciting, fast-paced sport designed for all skill levels. Participants develop teamwork, agility, and coordination in a supportive indoor environment. Join us to experience the thrill of ringette, improve fitness, and connect with fellow enthusiasts in a fun, engaging atmosphere.

Register Here

Thursday, June 13: Free Try It Taekwondo 
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Thursday, June 13 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Free Try It Taekwondo program. Learn basic and effective self-defense. The program is delivered in a fun and and safe learning environment led by Blue Wave Taekwondo TM. and Blue Wave Hapkido TM certified Masters and instructors. Learn fundamental release skills from a variety of situations as well as psychology of self-defense and spatial awareness.

Register Here

Friday, June 14: Free Public Skate
Where: Kinsmen Civic Centre, 1 Kinsmen Way

When: Friday, June 14 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Free Public Skate at the Kinsmen Civic Centre arena. Due to capacity limits our free skate is first come, first served. 

Friday, June 14: Fun Swim
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Friday, June 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Registration is not required.  

Public Swim at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Due to capacity limits our fun swim is first come, first served. 

  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied into the pool with a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age and responsible for their direct supervision. A maximum supervision ratio of 1 guardian to 3 children is permitted for all patrons and user groups of the pool.
  • Children under the age of 4 are to be kept within arms reach of their supervising adult at all times.
Saturday, June 15: Peterborough Regional Farmers' Market

Where: Quaker Foods City Square 

When: Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Who: All Ages 

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Visit the Peterborough Regional Farmers Marker at Quaker Foods City Square from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Farmers’ markets bring fresh produce direct from the farmer to the consumer, enjoy seasonal and fresh foods while you support local! 

Sunday, June 16: Drop-in Volleyball 
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Sunday, June 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Who: Ages 10+

Sign Up: $5, registration is not required! 

Volleyball Drop-In at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. Volleyball is for those 10 years of age and older and takes place in the Wellness Centre’s gymnasium. The cost is free for members and $5 per visit for non-members, the event is non-refundable. 

Monday, June 17: Explore the Trails of Peterborough
Where: Peterborough

When: Anytime

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

In the City of Peterborough, our trails have become one of our most treasured and used City features. You can use them to get from A to B or for recreation. They are free for all to use and open 24-7. A few trails are lit, but most are not. There are wayfinding signs throughout the trail system to help you keep oriented.

Tuesday, June 18: Free Try It Ringette
Where: Healthy Planet Arena 

When: Tuesday, June 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Free Try It Ringette program. Our gym ringette program provides an exciting, fast-paced sport designed for all skill levels. Participants develop teamwork, agility, and coordination in a supportive indoor environment. Join us to experience the thrill of ringette, improve fitness, and connect with fellow enthusiasts in a fun, engaging atmosphere.

Register Here

Wednesday, June 19: Senior Showcase
WherePeterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Wednesday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Who: Older Adults

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

The Living Well Senior Showcase features 100+ exhibitors & two dozen workshops. It is the show to reach Peterborough and the Kawarthas’ largest demographic. Peterborough is home to over 27,000 senior residents, making it one of the most vibrant seniors communities in the country! That is why the Annual Senior Showcase brings together over 100 exhibitors that offer products and services for seniors and their families all under one roof. In addition to all of the amazing exhibitors, the show offers free workshops for seniors and their families all day, making it a one-stop shop for products, services, and education.

With free parking, admission, and refreshments, it’s a popular event for exhibitors and attendees alike. 

Thursday, June 20: Guided Walk at Fleming College Trails
Where: Fleming College Trails

When: Thursday, June 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Enjoy a guided nature walk through the beautiful trails at Fleming College. 

Friday, June 21: DYS Drop-in Sport Night
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Friday, June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Who: Ages 12 to 16

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Enjoy supervised sport and recreation activities in Gym A at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. 

Saturday, June 22: Try It Pickleball 
Where: Bonnerworth Park

When: Saturday, June 22

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Join our "Try It Pickleball" program! Perfect for beginners, this fun and engaging program introduces the basics of pickleball in a friendly environment. All equipment is provided, and our experienced instructors ensure everyone has a great time while learning the game. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels!

Register Here

Sunday, June 23: Ninja Academy Showcase Tournament
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Sunday, June 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Registration is required! 

The Ninja Kids program is designed to teach physical literacy and long-term athlete development to children while building their safety, confidence, and respect for others. Through play, challenging activities, and fun games, Ninja Kids will prepare children for whatever athletic goals they pursue in the future. Visit the Wellness Centre to cheer on your Ninja Kid athletes! 

Monday, June 24: Free Try It Ringette
WhereHealthy Planet Arena 

When: Monday, June 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Who: All Ages

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Free Try It Ringette program. Our gym ringette program provides an exciting, fast-paced sport designed for all skill levels. Participants develop teamwork, agility, and coordination in a supportive indoor environment. Join us to experience the thrill of ringette, improve fitness, and connect with fellow enthusiasts in a fun, engaging atmosphere.

Register Here

Tuesday, June 25: Free Try It Line Dancing
Where: McDonnel Street Community Centre

When: Tuesday, June 25 from 6:30  p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Who: Ages 12+

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Free Try It Line Dancing! Line dancing is fun for all ages and has fantastic music, gives you choreographed aerobic exercise, improves your confidence, and teaches you basic footwork that you can use in any dance situation. You will meet new friends and have a blast learning dance steps for a variety of new and old songs. Line dancing also improves cardiovascular health; brain memory and makes you feel good. If you've never tried line dancing, now is the time! Grab your dancing shoes (or running shoes or cowboy boots) and join in on the fun!

Register Here

Wednesday, June 26: Free Try It Chair Exercise
Where: McDonnel Street Community Centre

When: Wednesday, June 26 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Who: Ages 12+

Sign Up: Free, registration is required! 

Improve your range of motion, strength and balance in this seated fitness class. This class uses resistance bands, balls and hand weights in a safe and social setting. No experience required. Come join the fun!

Register Here

Thursday, June 27: Nursery Swim
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Thursday, June 27 from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

Who: Ages 0 to 4 with Caregiver

Sign Up: $5 and registration is not required! 

Nursery Swim is for those under 4 years of age and are accompanied by a guardian. The cost is free for members and $5 for 1 adult and 1 toddler for non-members, the event is non-refundable. Nursery Swim takes place in the Therapy pool, waterproof diapers are required. “Little Swimmers” are available for purchase at the Front Desk for $2.00

Friday, June 28: DYS Drop-in Sport Night
WherePeterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Friday, June 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Who: Ages 12 to 16

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Enjoy supervised sport and recreation activities in Gym A at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre. 

Saturday, June 29: Beaches and Wading Pools Open!
The Recreation and Parks Division is excited to announce that our beaches and wading pools are now open for the season! Come enjoy the sun, sand, and water. Perfect for families and individuals of all ages. Join us for a fun-filled summer!
Sunday, June 30: Oh Canada Party
Where: Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

When: Sunday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Who: Ages 4 to 12

Sign Up: Free, registration is not required! 

Add a little fun to your summer weekend! Fun and creative crafts and activities will be available - join us before the Centre's Fun Swim and make an afternoon of it. Family Memberships are free admission.

For more details contact: rec@peterborough.ca