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

We're back for Summer 2022!

This program was designed to help neighbours get connected and to provide safe, free, and fun outdoor activities for all ages.

Free drop-in activities will be offered at each site throughout the summer. The activities 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
  • Soccer/basketball/tennis/pickleball/badminton/baseball
  • Block party games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening and nature fun

The program runs Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Here is the schedule for 2022. Check it out at a neighbourhood near you!

DateLocation
July 4-8 Bower Activity Centre (85 Boyce Street)
July 11-15 Rosedale Activity Centre (2 Roland Street)
July 18-22 Oriole Park Activity Centre (5 Ogden Avenue)
July 25-29 Mountview/Sunnybrook Activity Centre (4316 - 32 Street) 
Aug. 2-5 Pines Activity Centre ( 141 Pamely Avenue)
Aug. 8-12 Kentwood West Neighbourhood Park (168 Kendrew Drive)
Aug. 15-19 Clearview Meadows Activity Centre (93 Cornett Drive)
Aug. 22-26 West Park Activity Centre (3811 - 57 Avenue)
Why did The City of Red Deer decide to offer this program?

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. The program initially began as a response to lost community connections during the COVID-19 pandemic; because of how popular it was and seeing the benefits it can have The City has decided to offer it again. 

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. For more information contact the Community & Program Facilitator at 403-309-8409.

Why aren’t they coming to my neighbourhood?

Unfortunately 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. The program is being offered in partnership with the local Community Associations in those neighbourhoods. We encourage people to join the program closest to you.  

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 and should provide options for all ages and abilities.

The following may be offered:

  • Circuit courses, obstacle course
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Soccer/basketball/tennis/pickleball/badminton/baseball
  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening and nature focused