Opening date for Estevan's playpark program has been revealed

The City of Estevan’s leisure services division has announced the start of the paddling pool/playpark program for 2020.

Three different parks – Rusty Duce, Hillcrest and Hillside – will be open this year for crafts, games and activities in the mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, and free swimming in the afternoons from 1-5 p.m.

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“We are very excited that we have the opportunity to open our paddling pools and playpark programs to give kids and families in our community the opportunity to be creative, get active and enjoy the outdoors,” said Cassidy Reich, the program co-ordinator for this year.

The programs will start on July 6 and run through Aug. 24.

“There will not be Saturday swims, night swims or special events at the parks this summer because of different requirements that we must meet to comply with restrictions,” said program manager Erin Wilson.

“We do have some changes to how our programs will function, such as handing a craft package to each child for craft time and having a limited number of toys available for pool times. We do allow outside toys into the pool, so if your child wishes to bring theirs from home, please do.”

The Churchill park location will not be open at this time. The city says it is working with Public Health on measures to improve the current conditions of the paddling pool. More information will be announced at a later date.

This year, playpark leaders will rotate throughout the parks so kids will get to meet them all. Nyla Dyck, Madison Flaman and Charlotte Andrist will spend the summer keeping kids active and engaged.

Monthly calendars and program rules will be available at each park as well as the City of Estevan website.

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