Introducing Community Play Boxes!
Interested in trying pickleball or disc golf, but don't have the equipment? Heading to the park for a game of catch and realize you forgot the football? Don't worry, we've got you covered!
The City of Lethbridge Parks & Cemeteries team is thrilled to introduce Community Play Boxes. These boxes are filled with sport and play equipment for anyone in the community to use, at no cost.
There are currently two boxes, located at Legacy Park (near the pickleball courts) and Nicholas Sheran Park (near the west parking lot). The intent of the play boxes is to inspire community members to take part in more outdoor activities while removing the barrier of having to purchase equipment. The boxes will be accessible year-round, with items updated for the season.
“The Community Play Boxes are a great way to promote unstructured play for all ages,” says Blair Richter, Parks & Cemeteries General Manager. “The initiative was sparked by the success of the DowntownBox introduced by Downtown Lethbridge BRZ earlier this year. We hope the play boxes encourage more outdoor activities and free play.”
The two Community Play Boxes are sponsored by Royal LePage South Country.
“At Royal LePage South Country, our agents and staff have very close-knit families and believe in living an active lifestyle,” says a statement from Royal Lepage South Country agents and staff. “We are grateful for the opportunity to sponsor a community play box which provides families easy access to a variety of equipment and supports an active and healthy lifestyle. The Royal LePage office has such a close family atmosphere so you may just catch us enjoying the boxes together.”
For more information on the Community Play Boxes and how to access them, visit: www.lethbridge.ca/communityplaybox.