Park and Play / Stay and Play Free Summer Program

Park and Play / Stay and Play Free Summer Program

Do you know about Park n’Play and Stay n’Play?

These are FREE summer fun programs from The City of Calgary for your children that travel to different communities in Calgary during July and August.

Park n’Play is for kids ages 6 – 12 and is a free drop-in program for kids to play and have fun from 10 am to 3:30 pm. It’s a terrific way to get your kids out of the house and meet kids in your neighbourhood! Stay n’Play is for younger kids to enjoy with a parent.

And here is the best part – they are coming to Silver Springs once again this summer! Please see scheduled dates below. You can also view the brochure here to see other dates for different neighbourhoods.

Silver Springs Elementary located at 7235 Silver Mead Rd NW
PARK N’ PLAY – JULY 31, AUGUST 1, 2, 3, 4 / 10 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.
STAY N’ PLAY – JULY 31, AUGUST 1, 2, 3, 4 / 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

*dates are subject to change, please visit The City of Calgary website for the most up to date information.

What is Park n’ Play / Stay n’ Play like?

We offer a variety of programs with different activities including ​crafts, games, and active play. 

Park n’ Play and Stay n’ Play are outdoor programs that occur in community greenspaces and parks. Some sites include outdoor water play areas. The outdoor water play area may include hoses, sprinklers, and various water toys. Parents/guardians will be asked to pick up their child(ren) with short notice in the event of inclement weather (lightning, heavy rain, high winds, etc.), poor air quality or extreme temperatures.

Come prepared

Please send your child(ren) with a manageable labelled backpack containing all the items listed below. Please label ALL belongings

  • Plastic or metal water bottles that can be refilled easily.
  • A healthy bag lunch (if attending Park n’ Play) and a snack for the afternoon (all programs). Avoid peanut or nut products.
  • Any necessary medical equipment, such as an epi-pen.​
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent (apply to your child before drop-off. leaders cannot provide or apply these products to your children)
  • Hat
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Proper Footwear (running shoes recommended)

Inclusion for campers of all abilities

For your child to have their best day camp experience, please tell us of any needs that could impact their participation when you register. If your child requires more support than we can provide a day camp supervisor will request you, the parent/guardian, to provide a support worker/aide to attend camp with your child.

About our Park n’ Play / Stay n’ Play leaders

Staff are selected based on experience, ability to relate to children, and leadership skills All staff receive training and certification in Standard First Aid and CPR as well as High Five principles of Healthy Child Development.

We set program ratios of staff to participants so that we can ensure a safe and quality experience for everyone.