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Recreation/Loisirs

Sunshine Program

The City of Saint John is pleased to offer a FREE outdoor recreation program for children this summer. Registration is required. A spin off of our annual Playground Program, this year’s Sunshine Program is an 8-week outdoor-only program hosted at four municipal parks.

From June 28 – August 20, 2021, the Sunshine Program will be offered at the following locations across Saint John. 

•    Dominion Park
•    Rockwood Park (Fisher Lakes)
•    Rainbow Park
•    Little River Reservoir 

The Sunshine Program is offered to Saint John children ages 6 to 12. Following public safety guidelines, each location will have two bubble groups with a maximum of 15 participants. As a strictly outdoor program, each bubble will be equipped with a tent to provide protection from sun exposure. With no indoor location, programming will not be offered in the event of rain. Each site will have portable toilets.

Morning program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and afternoon program runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is important to note that this program is not a full-time, daycare service. This program requires that a parent or guardian be home and available throughout the day. There is no staff supervision during the lunch hour and children are required to go home. 

To maintain COVID-19 safety protocols, our drop-in model is not available. Children must be registered at one site with the intention to attend daily during the selected weeks. Parents are asked to read the Release Agreement prior to registering.