Meet Me At The Park

Meet me at the Park is a free drop-in program designed to bring neighbourhoods together by offering informal, unstructured, recreational opportunities that support physical activity, creativity as well as social connection.
Meet me at the park - neighbourhood park program

There will be eight Meet Me At The Park events held through the summer. Activities will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DateLocationAddress/Washroom access
July 5-9 West Park

Activity centre 3811 57 Avenue

July 12-16

Oriole Park
* Pop-up Spray Park July 15

Activity centre 5 Ogden Avenue

July 19-23 Aspen Heights/ Glendale/ Normandeau

Aspen Heights School 5869 69 St Dr (Porta Potty’s)

July 26-30 Clearview Meadows

Activity Centre 93 Cornett Drive

August 2-6  Grandview

Activity Centre 4510 41 Avenue

August 9-13 Riverside Meadows/ Fairview
* Pop-Up Spray Park August 12

Kerry Wood Dr and 57 St (Porta Potty’s)

August 16-20 Eastview Estates
* Pop-Up Spray Park August 19 at Joseph Welsh School

Activity Centre 120 Ellenwood Drive

August 23-27 Anders/ Elizabeth Seton School site

Elizabeth Seton School 35 Addinell Ave (Porta Potty’s)

These events are designed to help neighbours get connected and to provide safe, fun activities for all.

Activities offered will vary from site to site based on the amenities available and will include a variety of options for unstructured creative play. Activities may change based on community interests. These may include the following:

  • Circuit courses, obstacle course
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Neighbourhood tours/walking groups/biking groups
  • Soccer/basketball/tennis/pickleball/badminton/baseball
  • Block party games
  • Science experiments
  • Arts and crafts

In order for this event to be a success for all, remember to adhere to public health restrictions, dress for the weather (sunblock, hat, water bottles, etc) and come prepared to have fun!

Why did The City of Red Deer decide to offer this program?

In response to lost community connections during the COVID-19 pandemic, The City is providing opportunities for neighbourhood connections. This program is designed to engage residents by activating the power of parks and providing safe opportunities for participants to re-connect in their local neighbourhood park sites through a variety of activities that support physical activity and social connection and maximize use of local park amenities.

Who is managing Meet me at the Park?

Meet me at the Park is being coordinated by The City of Red Deer in partnership with various local agencies and community associations. Experienced Recreation staff will be leading activities during the day and will be joined throughout the week by our community partners. In some instances, community partners are offering activities in the evening hours so those who are unable to attend during the day can participate in the fun.

Why aren’t they coming to my neighbourhood?

We aren’t able to bring Meet me at the Park to every neighbourhood in the city, so we selected neighbourhoods based on several different factors. A strong motivation was ensuring that there was a spread of activity happening across the city and that those neighbourhoods with less community support or activity were being served.

What activities will be there?

Activities offered will vary from site to site based on the amenities available and will include a variety of options for unstructured creative play. Activities may change based on community interests.

The following may be offered:

  • Zumba, yoga, meditation, walking groups
  • Circuit courses, obstacle course
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Neighbourhood tours/walking groups/biking groups
  • Soccer/basketball/tennis/pickleball/badminton/baseball
  • Activities that include physical and mental stimulation

Thank you to Jumpstart for grant funding.The Meet Me At The Park initiative is grateful to the Jumpstart program for providing grant funding from the Sport Relief Fund.