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June is Recreation and Parks Month; City of Brampton joins in celebrating province-wide initiative with free activities

​​​BRAMPTON, ON (May 30, 2024) – June is Recreation and Parks Month and the City of Brampton is encouraging residents to get up, get out and get active. This year’s theme is Community Thrives Here, which shines a light on the network of parks, trails and recreational amenities that make Brampton an excellent place to live and play. 

This initiative led by Parks and Recreation Ontario, a non-profit association that advances the health, social and environmental benefits of quality recreation and parks through evidence-based practices, resources and collaborative partnerships, is celebrated by municipalities, community organizations and schools across the province.

Here is how to enjoy June is Recreation and Parks Month in Brampton: 

June is Recreation and Parks Month free drop-in programs 

Try a new activity and get moving with your family and friends! In honour of June is Recreation and Parks Month, the City of Brampton is offering a variety of free drop-in programs for residents of all ages to take part in. To view and register for available programs, visit Brampton.ca/recmonth

Celebrate International Yoga Day with a free drop-in yoga class ​

June 21 is International Yoga Day. To celebrate, the City of Brampton is hosting a free yoga class. Everyone is welcome to join the class. Participants must bring a non-slip yoga mat or towel and a water bottle. Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable foods. This year, the City aims to surpass the 40 pounds of food donated during last year’s International Yoga Day celebration.

​Date: Friday, June 21, 2024

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: Mount Pleasant, 100 Commuter Dr., Brampton, ON L7A 0G2

Explore Parks, Trails and Pathways

​Hike, bike or walk along one of Brampton’s recreational trail systems, which offer more than 600 kilometres of guided and paved recreational trails throughout the city.

Parks and recreation facilities in Brampton

​As of March 2024, Brampton’s parks and recreation system consists of: 

  • ​1,200 hectares of parklands across 425 parks
  • 600 kilometres of recreational paths, trails and cycling infrastructure 
  • 346 playgrounds
  • 136 outdoor rectangular sports fields, including nine fields with artificial turf, along with three indoor turf fields
  • 90 ball diamonds
  • 62 tennis courts, including six indoor courts with plans to build nine more
  • 41 outdoor basketball/multi-sport courts
  • 37 community centres, recreation centres, seniors centres, arenas, halls and other buildings
  • 20 gymnasiums with plans approved to add seven more 
  • 20 ice pads
  • 19 splash pads 
  • 19 cricket grounds 
  • 16 outdoor pickleball courts. 
  • 13 indoor aquatic centres with plans to build additional facilities
  • 12 parks with outdoor fitness equipment
  • 12 curling sheets
  • 10 outdoor rinks with plans to build additional facilities
  • nine skateboard parks.
  • eight fitness centres with plans to build additional facilities
  • two outdoor pools
  • one kabaddi field
  • one youth hub with plans to build additional facilities
  • hundreds of recreation, leisure and sport programs offered at community centres and parks oriented to many ages and abilities

The City of Brampton is steadfast in its commitment to providing parks and recreation amenities that meet the evolving needs of the community both now and in the future. By investing in state-of-the-art recreational infrastructure, expanding green spaces and offering a diverse range of programs, the City is ensuring all residents can lead active and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit Brampton.ca/recmonth.

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​“June is Recreation and Parks Month and a fantastic opportunity for residents to explore the numerous amenities our city has to offer. From fitness activities and environmental initiatives to community-building events, there is something for everyone. Our commitment to investing in and expanding these spaces ensures that Brampton remains a vibrant and healthy place to live, work and play. Let’s get active, connect with our neighbours and enjoy the beauty of our city.”- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
​“Recreation and parks are the heart of our community, bringing people together and enhancing our quality of life. As we celebrate Recreation and Parks Month, in June with the theme Community Thrives Here, I encourage everyone to take advantage of the wonderful parks, trails and recreation amenities we have in Brampton.”- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton ​
“Our network of parks and trails and recreation amenities provide essential spaces for physical activity and social connection, and I am proud of the dedication our staff show every day to keep them clean, safe and enjoyable for residents and visitors alike. June is Recreation and Parks Month is a chance to highlight the diverse benefits of these amenities and the positive impact they have on our community. Join us in celebrating by participating in our events and experiencing all that Brampton's parks and recreation amenities have to offer.”- Bill Boyes, Commissioner, Community Services, City of Brampton

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