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.
Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at Shipyards Park
The Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at Shipyards Park is now officially open! The universally-accessible playground was made possible thanks to support and funding from Canadian Tire Dealers Mike Varley and Dan Charlebois, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. The Playground is part of the Charity’s Inclusive Play Project focused on inclusive infrastructure and programming to help give kids of all abilities access to sport and play. The Jumpstart Inclusive Playground was a gift to the City of Whitehorse and is one of a dozen such playgrounds built in communities across the country. We would like to thank residents for their patience during construction, and welcome everyone to enjoy the new inclusive playground. The official Grand Opening will take place in 2022.
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