Yorkton marks Recreation and Parks Month with activities
An opportunity for residents to learn about the opportunities available to them
YORKTON – June is Recreation and Parks Month in Saskatchewan, and Yorkton will be a busy place to mark this month-long event.
That’s the message Yorkton council received at its regular meeting on Monday in a report from Julia Schofer – program services manager, with the city.
“Summer is back! After the long, cold winter we’ve had and with the province emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are eager to get back to the activities they love, but also to try something new,” said she declared.
“June is Recreation and Parks Month, and it’s a great way for Yorkton residents to learn about the opportunities available to them.
Some activities include growing pickleball programming in the community and new activities like chair yoga at Yorkton Public Library and Mom and Tot Aquacize at Access Communications Water Park. Park spaces, trails and outdoor recreation facilities are accessible at almost all times and seeing residents use them, and in some cases in all four seasons, shows that residents have been eager to get outside. , to become active and reconnect with their community from which they have been isolated.
The Recreation and Community Services Department has several activities and projects planned or underway for this year, Schofer said.
Beginning activities in conjunction with the Yorkton Active Transportation Collaborative, there will be a Community Bike Rodeo on Thursday, June 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Yorkton Public Library.
Park parties will return and will be held at two locations. The first location will be at Tupper Park on Thursday, June 16 from 5-7 p.m. and Wednesday, June 22 at Ukrainian Pioneer Park from 5-7 p.m.; time permits.
There are three six-week outdoor yoga programs at Logan Green. Classes have already started, but there are still places available for late registration for interested residents.
Urban Poling Clinics, also known as Nordic Walking, were a programming request from the community and, due to their popularity, Learn to Urban Pole Clinics are offered every Wednesday until June 15 at the Gallagher Center Flexihall. There are two sessions each day. The afternoon session is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the evening session from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The city continues to loan pickleball and disc golf equipment from Gallagher Center customer services.
Concrete tee pads are also provided at the city’s two disc golf courses at Rodney Ridge and Patrick Park.
In collaboration with stakeholders and the community, planning is underway to develop a new park in the south central area of the city, which we call the Columbia Park Development. This future park space will house two outdoor basketball courts and a pump bike track.
“By promoting June as Recreation and Parks Month, Yorkton will help recognize the impact employees and volunteers have on the many recreation and parks opportunities we all use and enjoy,” said Schofer. .
“Elected officials, recreation and parks professionals, and community members can all promote the vital contributions of recreation and parks services to our people, our community, the environment, and the economic well-being of our province.