Skip to main page content

This website uses cookies to enhance the usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using the website, you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.

Logo for Chatham-Kent Recreation
Child crawling through a play tunnel

Free Activities

Due to the recent provincial announcement that Ontario will enter a four-week province-wide shutdown, all CK Recreation programs are cancelled as of Saturday, April 3.

All registered participants will be contacted by a member of the CK Recreation team via email with more information.

We look forward to welcoming you all back when it is safe to do so. Please continue to follow along on the CK Recreation Facebook page and the CK Recreation Instagram feed for programming updates throughout the shutdown.


Join us for one of our free community activities designed to bring families together in a fun and creative environment. 


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. 

What's even better, you can enjoy free family activities prior to the start of the movie! The Play Rangers bring plenty of activities and games for children of all ages, including life-sized board games, the Imagination Playground, tunnels, scooters and so much more! 

Event Time

  • 6:30 pm - Play Rangers Activities
  • Dusk - Movie Starts

Summer Schedule 

Our summer schedule will be released in June 2021. 

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. 


Register for Movies in the Park


Play Rangers

Play Rangers is an award-winning program that encourages children to get outside, play in parks, enjoy open spaces and engage in free-play. 

The Play Rangers travel throughout Chatham-Kent with their CK Rec Trailer full of your favourite games, toys, and equipment to promote unstructured free play. 

Offered for children of all ages and completely free of charge. Play Rangers turn a park or community space into a fun and engaging place that promotes physical activity, spending time as a family and the development of essential physical literacy. 

Summer Schedule

Play Rangers travel to every community within Chatham-Kent twice throughout the summer months. The schedule will be released in June 2021. 

School Rentals

If your school is interested in having the Play Rangers bring the CK Rec Trailer full of fun equipment to your playground, please contact CK Rec at 519-360-1998 or ckrecprograms@chatham-kent.ca.


Register for Play Rangers


Play Pods 

Play Pods are giant shipping containers full of interactive and engaging equipment such as our Imagination Playground, mini scooters, SnugPlay loose parts, life-sized board games, and plenty of sports equipment. 

Bring the family to your community park and enjoy all of the equipment the Play Pods have to offer. CK Recreation Play Leaders will be present to facilitate and encourage spontaneous play and maintain a safe play environment. Parental supervision is required. 

Summer Schedule

The Play Pods travel throughout Chatham-Kent and remain in each community for a two-week period. During that time, they are open for use Thursday-Sunday. The schedule will be released in June 2021. 


Register for Play Pods