ESTEVAN - The summer holidays for Estevan schools are approaching quickly, and the City of Estevan’s leisure services division is preparing for the upcoming playpark season.
This summer’s schedule includes a different theme each week, like Deep Sea Diving, Disney Magic and Need for Speed, just to name a few.
Regular programming will start on July 4 and run through Aug. 25, Monday to Friday. This year’s schedule again includes night swims and Saturday swims that cycle through the different paddling pool locations.
The parks will offer crafting, activities and games from 10:30 a.m. to noon and swimming from 1-5 p.m.
This year, the playparks employees have added Hands-on History Days with the Souris Valley Museum. Children can join play leaders and the Souris Valley Museum for a morning of learning and fun. This programming will run during the 10:30 a.m. to noon timeslot a few times during the summer. Also happening this year will be several slip and slide events at the Royal Heights Veterans’ Memorial Park.
The annual pancake breakfast is slated for July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Churchill Playpark.
The Churchill Park playpark program and paddling pool are scheduled to run this season, with a grand reopening in July, but more information will be posted at a later date with an update on the pool’s reconstruction. Restoration work on the pool began earlier this spring.
Tasia Trobert (Hillcrest), Katie Milbrandt (Churchill), Katryna Heleta (Hillside) and Nyla Dyck (Rusty Duce) will be the playpark leaders this year. Participants may see other members from the aquatics team on occasion at each park to help accommodate shifts.
Monthly calendars and program rules will be available at each park and are now available on the City of Estevan’s website.