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June is Recreation and Parks Month

June is Recreation and Parks Month

50 Active Things to do in June

Get outside and have fun all year round, but especially in June. Here's a list of fun, active and offbeat things you can do:

  1. Go for a family bike ride at a local park or trail
  2. Go for a swim at the beach in Laurel Creek Conservation Area
  3. Make an obstacle course outside for the family to run through
  4. Take the kids to Lion's Lagoon splash pad to cool off
  5. Challenge yourself and join a walk/run for a charity
  6. Take your dog to Bechtel park leash free
  7. Check out Music & Movies in the Park on summer evenings
  8. Plant a tree - get one free at the Service Centre Open House June 10.
  9. Try lawn bowling, lawn darts or bocce
  10. Go canoeing on the Grand River
  11. Grab a blanket and go cloud watching or stargazing
  12. Join one of the many Aquacycle classes at the Waterloo Swimplex
  13. Grab your binoculars and go bird watching
  14. Get a skipping rope and try double-dutch
  15. Join a local recreational sports league (CARL is great)
  16. Fly a kite
  17. Enjoy a sunset on a clear, warm night
  18. Pick strawberries at a local farm
  19. Go to the driving range or play mini golf
  20. Visit Moses Springer Pool and take the slides for a ride
  21. Check out the playground at the Westmount Sport Fields
  22. Have a try at Pickleball - the fastest growing sport in North America!
  23. Cool off with summer ice skating at RIM Park
  24. Pick up a fishing pole and visit one of the Grand River Conservation Authority spots
  25. Say hello to the animals at Eby Farm in Waterloo park
  26. Enjoy St. Jacobs Farmers Market
  27. Check out the "All This Belongs to You" exhibit at the museum
  28. Tour a fire station
  29. Go on a night hike to find fireflies
  30. Check out the Acoustic Noon series in Waterloo Public Square
  31. Use pedometers and have a month-long family walking challenge
  32. Visit a local pond to look for frogs, turtles and other critters
  33. Learn about Waterloo's geological history while hiking along the GeoTime Trail
  34. Pitch a tent in your backyard
  35. Play hide and seek 
  36. Start a water balloon fight on a hot day
  37. Take your camera out and be a photographer for the day
  38. Play Frisbee in the park
  39. Take the family bowling                      
  40. Check out Final Fridays in UpTown for food, Art Market and cultural exhibits
  41. Pack a picnic and eat outside
  42. Bring a board game or a deck of cards to a park
  43. Visit the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery UpTown
  44. Play tennis at one of the free courts in town
  45. Help the kids plant some seeds to grow their own garden
  46. Grab helmets and padding and head over to the skate park
  47. Turn on the radio and dance
  48. Register for a drop-in sports program with PickupHub
  49. Head uptown for a campfire on June 21
  50. Tour the city and see our public art collection 

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Looking for ideas to stay active beyond the month of June? We've got you covered!