Active Yukoners are reminded that they may go to local parks and playgrounds to get fresh air and play as long as they keep safely spaced from anyone who’s not in their household. The City of Whitehorse continues to follow the recommendations from the Yukon Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Work has begun at Shipyards Park to create space for a future universally accessible playground, thanks to the generosity of local Canadian Tire dealers Mike Varley and Dan Charlebois, as well as Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.
The 9,500-square foot state of the art playground, offered as a gift to City Council in March 2020, sets a new standard for inclusive play featuring sensory-rich environments and universally accessible design features that promote physical, social and emotional development. Some of those features include double-wide ramps that allow space for mobility devices and/or strollers to roll side-by-side, roller slides that eliminate static electricity, and a quiet zone designed for children with sensory processing disorders.
Read the full Public Service Announcement here.
Did you know that the City has approximately 33.9 kilometres of trails per 1,000 residents? The Canadian average is 0.9 km per 1,000 residents!
Parks is responsible for:
- maintaining the Millennium and Waterfront trails (if other paved trails require maintenance, please contact Fleet and Transportation Maintenance)
- Robert Service Campground
- management of City owned parks including Rotary Park and Shipyards Park
- festival and special event grant
- contact us here