Recreation and Parks

Recreation and Parks

Bowring Park Bungalow

The City's goal is to encourage and help facilitate residents to lead healthy and active lifestyles by offering leisure programs and services that are inclusive and accessible. We have opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to get involved and participate in a wide variety of activities, indoors and outdoors, scheduled or at your leisure.

To support healthy living for its residents, the City also maintains 43 parks, 3,065 hectares of open space, 124 playgrounds, 44 sports fields, and 33 basketball and tennis facilities. The City also manages 125 kilometres of walking trails and 53,000 mature trees. 

We encourage you to explore what the City of St. John's has to offer to help you lead a healthy lifestyle. Explore our programs and services on the pages to the left. To learn more about the recreation opportunities offered by the City you can view our City Guide, which is mailed to all households in the city four times a year (November, February, May and August) and is also available at all of our Recreation Facilities and at City Hall. 

RECconnect Recreation Program Online Registration LogoOnce you have found a program, you can register online using by clicking on the RECconnect icon, or in person at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre or the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre or by phone at 709-576-8499.