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News

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.

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Read the full Public Service Announcement here.


Shipyards Park is located along the banks of the Yukon River and 2nd Avenue. This park was designed to be enjoyed year-round and offers a large open space for festivals and community events. The entire park or individual areas within the park can be booked during public hours of operation.

Park amenities include:

Booking hours limited to:

  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
  • 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday to Sunday

Exceptions made for special public events.

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The building is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Amenities include public washrooms, free public Wi-Fi and the Fireplace room, which can also be booked outside of operating hours. Please contact the Parks department for booking information.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, capacity is currently limited to 10 people.

Click here for the Park Rental Fee InformationPlanning an Outdoor Event in Whitehorse and Event Checklist (PDF or online form).

Closed for Holidays

Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday

Contact Us

(867) 668-8325 
parks@whitehorse.ca 

Scent-Free and Smoke-Free Environment

At Shipyards Park, we share the air - view the poster here.