City offers free activities for children and youth at various parks all summer

(Barrie, ON) – The City of Barrie is offering free activities this summer, aimed at getting kids and youth engaged in active play, outdoor activities, and nature. Two pop-up trailers, run by City staff will travel to various parks and recreation facilities this summer, offering free programming and sports equipment for loan.

The City’s Nature Play Trailer will offer nature play games and educational activities for kids and families throughout July and August. The trailer is part of Nature Play Days, which also offers nature-based activities and crafts.

The City’s Summer Fun trailer will travel to various parks and recreation facilities this summer season, starting July 3. The trailer will feature loanable outdoor sports equipment and arts and crafts activities. All trailer contents will be free to use and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Equipment is for all ages and can be signed out by participants 12 years and older. Equipment will change based on the location of the trailer and could include items such as basketballs, soccer balls, pickle ball equipment, grass games and arts and crafts activities. 

Visit for updates, and the full schedule as it's announced.

Please note that the programming schedule is subject to change, and inclement weather or extreme heat cancellations are possible. 



Media Contact

Emma Sharpe
Communications Advisor