Stay and Play at Your Municipal Playground this Summer

Jul 9, 2018

Families are encouraged to get together with neighbours for Stay and Play, a pilot program of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the City of Greater Sudbury.

Stay and Play is an unstructured, drop-in program at municipal playgrounds. Volunteers will be on site during each session to open playground buildings for access to washrooms and water.

Families can borrow playground equipment including balls, skipping ropes, pylons, hoops, chalk, and a portable sound system to organize their own activities ranging from soccer or basketball to obstacle courses or a dance party.

Downe Playground, located at 1311 Gemmell St., will host the City of Greater Sudbury’s first Stay and Play program on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult to sign out equipment.

Stay and Play programs are sponsored by participating Playground or Neighbourhood Associations. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge will supply water coolers to playgrounds without drinking water, as well as new sports equipment and games for unstructured outdoor play.

Community members or groups who are interested in hosting a Stay and Play program at their municipal playground can learn more at