Hello Douglas Park!
We are so excited to be on the road to “normal” and to welcome the community back. As we have done since the beginning of the pandemic, we will be taking a thoughtful and graduated approach that is safe for all, but have no doubt, we are on our way!
In March 2020 the lights at Douglas Park Community Centre were turned off and we were all sent home to cope with the social, emotional, physical, and financial repercussions of the pandemic. By September 2020 DPCA was able to offer school age care, licensed preschool, and very limited programming which continued throughout the year. Here we are in late summer 2021 with a fall program guide that looks much more like “normal” and features classic events such as Fangtastic Halloween Fun Saturday, October 30; 10-12pm and Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 4; 10-12pm, as well as new programs for kids such as engineering. Parent and tot gym will be back Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings starting September 13. Friday Youth Nights are also back. The exercise room will be reopening in September.
On behalf of the DPCA board, I would like to acknowledge the DPCA and Park Board staff at Douglas Park. It has been an exceedingly challenging time and they rose to the occasion. We are deeply grateful for their thoughtfulness, dedication, passion, perseverance, resilience and team work. Thank you! You really are the best!