Blackmud Creek Community - kids

Green Shack Program 2017

The Blackmud Creek Community League has qualified for a 2017 Green Shack Program in the neighbourhoods of Allard (at the rink site) and Blackmud Creek (at the playground site). Blackmud Creek (aka Southbrook) has been selected for both a spring and summer program. Allard will receive a summer program.

The spring Green Shack Playground Program in Blackmud Creek runs Tuesday & Thursday (3:30-6pm) and Saturday (1-5pm) from April 1st to 27th.

The summer Green Shack Playground Program runs Monday-Friday (2:30-6pm) in Allard Park and Monday-Friday (10:00am-1:30pm) in Blackmud Creek Park from July 4th to August 24th. Skate board park equipment will also be available in July and August at the Allard site.

Sites are selected based on the attendnace of drop-in programs in the previous year. The program is also made possible by monetary contributions from community leagues.

Programming includes games, sports, crafts, music, drama, and special events.

The program is most suitable for children ages 6 to 12 years old; it is recommended that participants 5 years or younger be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Programs are led by City staff who:

Pop Up Play 2017

The Blackmud Creek Community League has also been selected to receive Pop Up Play programming from the City of Edmonton in Blackburne Creek and Richford in 2017. The Pop Up Play Program will run in Blackburne Creek Tuesdays and Fridays, July 4th to August 24th, from 2:30pm-6:00pm. The Pop Up Play Program will run in Richford Mondays and Wednesdays, July 4th to August 24th, from 2:30pm-6:00pm.

Flying Eagle Program 2017

The Blackmud Creek Community League has been selected to receive Flying Eagle programming from the City of Edmonton in 2017 as an addition that the Green Shack Program in Allard. This program gives children the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal cultures and heritage through games, crafts and other recreational activities. The program will run August 21st to 23rd at the Allard Park, from 2:30-6:00pm.

Click for more informationBike Safety Program 2017

A City of Edmonton Bike Safety Program is planned to happen at Allard Rink on May 27th 2017, from 10:00am-1:00pm.




City of Edmonton Leisure Access Program

The Leisure Access Program provides qualifying low-income Edmontonians with free unlimited admissions to several City of Edmonton recreation facilities. To obtain an application form for the program or for more information, visit your neighbourhood Leisure Centre, or go to or call 780-496-4918.


The KidSport mission is simple - they believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sport.  KidSport Edmonton is one of more than 170 communities across Canada that works locally to identify the needs in their community, raise funds, and support programs that, in keeping with the KidSport mission, create new opportunities for young people to participate in sport.  Through an application process, KidSport provides grants to help with the cost of registration fees for organized sport programs. 

YMCA of Edmonton Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

To help promote fitness and involvement in sports and recreation programs for our children, the YMCA of Edmonton is participating in a program to assist low-income families with the cost of these activities. Jumpstart is an initiative from the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families. The purpose of the program is to assist low-income families in accessing physical recreation programs for children ages 5 to 18 years. Call the YMCA at 780-429-9622 or go to for more information and an application.

Boys and Girls Clubs: Big Brother and Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area

These clubs offer free recreational, social, and educational programs. Their nine clubs are located throughout the city. For more information visit or call 780-424-8181.