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Free Activities

Summer Fest 

Join us for free community activities all summer long, designed to bring families together in a fun and creative environment. 

Pre-Registration is available online but not required. 

Register for Summer Fest 

Should you need to withdraw from a free activity, follow the steps listed in our How to Withdraw Online.

Thursday Party in the Park 

CKRec has teamed up with local partners to bring you a fun filled evening to YOUR park. Crafts, activities, and games will ensure everyone is having a blast! Bring your bathing suits as the night will end in a free swim for the whole fam!

Event time

  • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, July 7th - Ridgetown                            Thursday, August 4th - Thamesville

Thursday, July 14th - Tilbury                                 Thursday, August 11th - Dresden

Thursday, July 21st - Blenheim                             Thursday, August 18th - Bothwell

Thursday, July 28th - Wallaceburg                       Thursday, August 25th - Chatham

Friday Movies in the Park 

Relax in your lawn chair, snuggle up in a blanket, pack some snacks and enjoy the great outdoors while watching free movies under the stars on our 20-foot inflatable screen. 

Event Time

  • Dusk - Movie Starts


Friday, July 8 - Kinsmen Park, Dresden                 Friday, August 5 - Kiwanis Park, Ridgetown

Friday, July 15 - Kingston Park, Chatham             Friday, August 12 - Harbour Court Greenspace, Wallaceburg

Friday, July 22 - Ferguson Park, Thamesville        Friday, August 19 - Memorial Park, Tilbury

Friday July 29 - Wheatley Area Complex              Friday August 26, Memorial Park, Blenheim 

Inclement Weather 

If poor weather is expected, the movie may be cancelled or the location may be moved indoors if a facility is available. Notices will be posted on our Facebook (@CKRecreation) and Instagram (@ck_recreation) pages. 

Please note: sometimes there are technical difficulties. If that arises, a substitute movie may be presented.

Saturday & Sunday Beach Days

Head to the beach and let CKRec do the rest! We will have beach toys, games and giveaways to keep your family busy all day. Join us every weekend starting July 9th till August 28th. Don't forget your sunscreen!


  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Mitchell's Bay & Erieau

Saturday & Sunday Play Rangers

Have you seen the big Play Rangers truck around town? This summer is your chance to check it out every weekend at Kingston Park. CKRec will bring the fun, you and bring the fam!


  • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Kingston Park, starting July 9th - August 28th

All Summer Free Rec Swimming

No Pool ?  No Problem !

CKRec has you coverd all summer long as you cool off at any of our municipal pools. Leave your wallets at home, did we mention it's FREE! 

Covid-19 Update 

In accordance with Ontario's COVID-19 public health measures, effective March 1, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter CKRecreation programs/facilities. 

Please continue to follow along on the CK Recreation Facebook page and the CK Recreation Instagram feed for the most up-to-date information.