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playPlayEscapes is a FREE and inclusive summer drop-in program offered by the City of Regina. The program offers leader-facilitated play opportunities that develop and foster life skills, creativity, imagination, positive self-image and promote a physically active lifestyle. Self-directed play is the key to the PlayEscapes program. Children engage in play they select by themselves and are encouraged to explore and discover activities they enjoy.

Who can attend?

PlayEscapes is for all children entering Kindergarten (must be 5 years old by December 31, 2018) through Grade 7. PlayEscapes welcomes children and youth of all abilities. Due to the high number of participants, we ask that the individuals requiring 1-1 support/assistance please bring a support person/attendant.

When will it take place?

The program will run Monday - Friday, July 5 to August 10, 2018.  There will be no program on Monday, August 6.

PLEASE NOTE: July 5th will be a half day of program, with sites being open only in the afternoon.

August 10th will also be a half day of program with sites being open only in the morning.

What time will the program run?

Program hours are 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please note: There is no supervision over the lunch hour. All children are required to leave the site during lunch time. The City of Regina partners with Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH) and Chili for Children to offer a take home lunch program at some of the sites. 

How to register?

We do not require pre registration! We accept new participants every morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again every afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. After these times we will not accept new participants until the afternoon time period or the following day. Participant Information Forms are available at your chosen site when PlayEscapes begins or at Parents are advised to visit the site closest to them and fill out the forms or bring them all ready filled out to the site the first day your are able to attend. This is our way of registering your child. Feel free to join us at any point in the summer as we accept new participants daily!  

Participant Information Form

Please complete a Participant Information and Photo Release and return it on the first day your child(ren) attends the program.

For more information about PlayEscapes, email or call 306-777-7146.

Program Times and Locations

Full-time program: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday 

  • mâmawêyatitân centre – 3355 6th Avenue
  • Argyle Park Community Centre – 35 Davin Crescent
  • Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre – 445 14th Avenue
  • Eastview Community Centre – 615 6th Avenue
  • Glencairn Neighbourhood Recreation Centre – 2626 Dewdney Avenue East
  • McDermid School - 139 Toronto St - MOVED TO NORTH EAST COMMUNITY CENTRE (August 7-10) 200 Broad St
  • North West Leisure Centre - 1127 Arnason Street
  • South Leisure Centre – 170 Sunset Drive
  • Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre - OUTDOOR SITE - 3130 East Woodhams Drive
  • Uplands Community Centre - 20 Weekes Cres (NO PROGRAM FRIDAYS)


Outdoor Site Information

Sandra Schmirler Sites

Welcome to PlayEscapes 2018! This summer, we are beyond excited to be offering an outdoor site at the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre where your kids can enjoy sun, fun and plenty of splash! There will be access to indoors at certain times but as the greater part of the day will take place outside we would like to ensure your children are prepared for the summer conditions. Please make sure you send your child with a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, and a snack (optional - nut free only). We will be providing a source of shade for the children and will have extra sunscreen, bug spray and water on hand to make ensure the children are properly hydrated throughout the day. We are looking forward to another fabulous summer! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the program coordinator at 306-777-7146 or email

Current Site Status

In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, please check below to confirm the site status. The status of each site will be updated by 8:30 a.m. each morning.




 August 13, 2018 mâmawêyatitân centre
Closed for the season
  Argyle Park Community Centre
Closed for the season
  Uplands Community Centre (NO PROGRAM FRIDAYS)
Closed for the season
  Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre
Closed for the season
  Eastview Community Centre
Closed for the season
  Glencairn Neighbourhood Centre
Closed for the season
  McDermid School - MOVED TO NORTH EAST COMMUNITY CENTRE Closed for the season
  North West Leisure Centre
Closed for the season
  Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre
Closed for the season
  South Leisure Centre
Closed for the season

 Last updated: August 13, 2018