Children's activities

The Forks National Historic Site

The Fort Parka splash pad is currently out of order. Please check back for updates about the splash pad’s reopening.

Parka Party | Adventure Place | On-Site Activities | Fort Parka

Join us for a Parka Party!

Hey kids! Join Parks Canada at The Forks this summer to play, learn and explore with Parka. Free programming will be offered every Thursday through Monday from July 2 to Sept. 2.

Crafting with Parka - 10 am to 4 pm
 

Check out our crafts table for more information about today’s activities!

Parka Aerobics - 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
 

Flap your wings and stomp your paws with Parka. Staying active has never been so easy!

Parkaeology - 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
 

Parka’s no stranger to digging in the dirt. Help her discover what secrets lie beneath our feet.


Adventure Place

Pop by Adventure Place for all sorts of interactive activities like a touch table, fun facts, and more! Free programming will be offered daily from 10 am to 4 pm from July 2 to Sept. 2. While you’re there, grab an Xplorer booklet (also available at the Travel Manitoba Visitor Centre on Forks Market Road) for games and puzzles related to The Forks.


On-Site Activities

Pull up a chair, stay a while and create a craft with Parks Canada staff! On Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays, learn the art of finger weaving and make a bracelet. On Fridays and Sundays, discover how to bead and put together your own beading project. These programs run from 10 am to 4 pm.


NOTE: Program schedule may change due to inclement weather or operational needs.


Fort Parka water park and playground

A day at The Forks isn’t complete without a trip to Fort Parka to explore the playground and cool off at the water park! Before your visit, read the rules below.

The Fort Parka splash pad is now open daily from 11 am to 5 pm!

Enjoy at your own risk. CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES. This park is for children 12 years of age and under, and their adult caregivers.

Water park rules
 

Please DO

  • Use caution
  • Take care when enjoying the water features
  • Watch out for others
  • Be aware that surfaces may be slippery when wet
  • Wear proper attire and footwear at all times. Ensure children under 4 years of age wear swim diapers
  • Be courteous and respectful of others—take turns
  • Place all garbage/recycling in the containers provided
  • Wear proper footwear (no in-line skates or bare feet)
  • Share your great park experience with family, friends and us!

Please DON’T

  • Smoke
  • Bring your pet(s) into the park
  • Use skateboards, in-line skates or bicycles in the park
  • Bring your cooking grill or use breakable glass or sharp objects
Park rules
 

Please DO 

  • USE CAUTION
  • Take care when climbing, running and/or sliding
  • Watch out for others
  • Be aware that surfaces may be slippery when wet
  • Be courteous and respectful of others—take turns
  • Place all garbage/recycling in the containers provided
  • Wear proper footwear (no in-line skates or bare feet)
  • Share your great park experience with family, friends and us!

Please DON’T

  • Smoke
  • Bring your pet(s) into the park
  • Use skateboards, in-line skates or bicycles in the park
  • Bring your cooking grill or use breakable glass or sharp objects

 

In Case of Emergency

Call   Phone number: 911 or The Forks 24-HOUR Security:   Phone number: 204-291-9197 .
You are located at: Parks Canada - Children's Playground at The Forks

 

Please report all questions, comments and concerns to Parks Canada/The Forks National Historic Site:   Phone number: 204-927-7874.

Parks Canada reserves the right to request an individual/group to leave the Park if they are not in compliance with the Park rules.

The playground may be closed without notice if the structures, play surface and/or any part of the water park are damaged or undergoing maintenance.

Parks Canada is not responsible for any health issues that arise due to the use of this facility.

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