CKRecreation Launches New Way To Play This Summer

PlayPods Chatham-Kent

PlayPods in Chatham-Kent – Photo by CKRecreation

This free, recreation-based program gives children and families a chance to play with equipment not normally found in parks, including Imagination Playground, mini scooters, SnugPlay loose parts, life- sized board games, and plenty of sports equipment.

“Our Play Pods will open new opportunities for families to use public spaces, and make it easier to get outside and be active,” says Kelly Bachus with CKRecreation.

“We were looking for a way to expand our Play Rangers program to more communities. Having these three big green containers allows us to store our equipment on site and open up activities in the park all weekend.”

Play Pods will open to the public, weather permitting, Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 11:00am to 3:00pm, and will rotate throughout Chatham-Kent in July and August. Complete schedule of dates and locations can be found on the municipal website.

Admission is free, and children of all ages are welcome. CKRecreation Play Leaders will be present to facilitate and encourage spontaneous play, and maintain a safe play environment.

Look for Play Pods at community parks on the following dates:

  • July 5-7 and July 12-14
    Merlin Kinsmen Park
    Thamesville Ferguson Park
    Ridgetown Kiwanis Park
  • July 19-21 and July 26-28
    Tilbury Memorial Park
    Dresden Kinsmen Park
    Erieau Laverne Kelly Memorial Park
  • August 2-4 and August 9-11
    Wheatley Area Complex
    Wallaceburg Crother’s Park
    Blenheim Memorial Park
  • August 16-18 and August 23-25
    Bothwell Victoria Park
    Mitchell’s Bay Memorial Park
    Pain Court Centennial Park

For complete schedules, visit or call 519.360.1998.

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