June is Recreation & Parks Month (J.R.P.M.)

June is Recreation and Park Month (J.R.P.M.) is a movement that promotes the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social and environmental health. Communities across Ontario have embraced J.R.P.M. as a way to promote local programs and events, parks and facilities that are available for all citizens to enjoy.

June is recreation and parks month logo

Access to parks and recreation is a fundamental human need that helps foster personal health, strong communities and social inclusion. J.R.P.M. celebrates Ontario’s spectacular parks and recreation services and raises awareness for the role they play as a pathway to individual, community and environmental well-being. 

So come out to one of our special events, participate in free Town drop-in activities, or simply download our J.R.P.M. calendar for ideas on how you can enjoy nature and play all month long! Tag us in your pictures #AuroraJRPM24.

J.R.P.M. - Flyer

J.R.P.M. - Calendar

Town of Aurora - J.R.P.M. Proclamation

2024 Theme - Community Thrives Here

The theme of J.R.P.M. 2024 is "Community Thrives Here". This theme is meant to communicate that recreation and parks bring communities together. Visiting parks and participating in recreational pursuits help Ontarian's enhance their quality of life through connecting them with community and encouraging active lifestyles. Throughout June, each week will focus on a specific sub-theme.

June 3 to 9: Movement

  • Movement week will focus on the importance of a physically active lifestyle.

June 10 to 16: Trailblazers

  • Trailblazers week will focus on leaders and change makers within the parks and recreation sector. 

June 17 to 23: Guardians

  • Guardians week will focus on parks, conservation, and the role that parks and recreation plays in ecological restoration and preservation.

June 24 to 30: Connection

  • Connection week will focus on the social and mental health benefits of parks and recreation.
Special Events
Special Events - June 2024
EventDate/Time/Location

ParticipACTION – LeadHER Camp Day

Friday, June 7

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Aurora Performing Arts Festival

More Information

Saturday, June 15

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Aurora Town Park

National Indigenous Peoples Month Celebration

More Information

Saturday, June 22

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Aurora Town Park

ParticipACTION – Pride Luau Event

More Information

Wednesday, June 26

5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Dance In The Park

More Information

Sunday, June 30

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Aurora Town Park

Cycle Aurora

More Information

July 1 to September 1

Registration due June 30

Free Town Drop-In Activities

Note: Regular admission procedures and capacity limits apply for each drop-in activity.


Week 1: Saturday, June 1 to Friday, June 7, 2024
Drop-In ActivitiesDate/Time/Location

Preschool Drop-in

Saturday, June 1

9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

S.A.R.C.

Family Open Gym (Ages 6+)

Saturday, June 1

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Parent & Child Open Gym (Ages 4 to 12)

Sunday, June 2

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Youth Basketball (Ages 12 to 17)

Sunday, June 2

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Lane Swim

Tuesday, June 4

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

S.A.R.C.

Older Adult Seminar: Ask the Pharmacist

Tuesday, June 4

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A.S.C.

Senior Skate

Thursday, June 6

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

S.A.R.C.

Teens - Loft Theme Night: Indoor Lawn Games

Thursday, June 6

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Week 2: Saturday, June 8 to Friday, June 14, 2024
Drop-In ActivitiesDate/Time/Location

Boot Camp

Saturday, June 8

8:15 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.

A.F.L.C.

Guided Hike*

Register Online - Code # 30521

Sunday, June 9

9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Willow Farm Lane Trail

*Pre-registration is required

Leisure Swim

Sunday, June 9

2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

S.A.R.C.

Public Skate

Wednesday, June 12

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

S.A.R.C.

Teen & Parent Open Gym (Ages 12 to 17)

Thursday, June 13

6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Week 3: Saturday, June 15 to Friday, June 21, 2024
Drop-In ActivitiesDate/Time/Location

Rock Climbing

Saturday, June 15

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Youth Open Gym (Ages 12 to 17)

Saturday, June 15

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Lane Swim

Wednesday, June 19

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

S.A.R.C.

Teen Park Clean Up

Thursday, June 20

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Machell Park
Week 4: Saturday, June 22 to Friday, June 28, 2024
Drop-In ActivitiesDate/Time/Location

Club Aurora Fitness Centre - Open House

 Saturday, June 22

8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Yoga Stretch

Saturday, June 22

9:20 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

A.F.L.C.

Aquafitness

Monday, June 24

7:40 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Older Adult Seminar: Crime Prevention with YRP

Tuesday, June 25

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

A.S.C.

Aquafitness

Wednesday, June 26

8:50 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

S.A.R.C.

Older Adult Walk Fit *

Space is limited. Register by emailing seniorscentre@aurora.ca

Thursday, June 27

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

A.S.C.

*Pre-registration is required

Adult Shinny Hockey

Thursday, June 27

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

S.A.R.C.

Week 5: Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, June 30, 2024
Drop-In ActivitiesDate/Time/Location

Family Open Gym

(Ages 6+)

Saturday, June 29

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A.F.L.C.

Family Shinny Hockey

Sunday, June 30

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

S.A.R.C.

 

Play in the Park Series (All Ages)

Enjoy some quality family time outdoors this June. In celebration of J.R.P.M., we are hosting a series of outdoor workshops aimed at getting you and your family moving, laughing and learning. In each drop-in workshop, staff will run activities, games and crafts aligned with the day’s theme. Each session is free. Come for the whole time or stop by for a quick activity. Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising parent or guardian 16 years of age or older.


Play in the Park - Drop-In Workshops
Drop-In WorkshopsDate/Time/Location

Nature Seekers

Saturday, June 8

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lambert Willson Park

Spotlight on Science

Sunday, June 9

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lambert Willson Park

Beach Volleyball

Saturday, June 15

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lambert Willson Park

Crafty Critters

Saturday, June 22

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lambert Willson Park

Multi-Sport Fun

Sunday, June 23

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lambert Willson Park

Social Media - Show Us How You Are Celebrating J.R.P.M.
Take photos of you and your family participating in one of the J.R.P.M. activities above or let us know how you are celebrating on your own. Post your photos on social media using the hashtag #AuroraJRPM24 and be eligible to have it published in the Aurora Program Guide. 

Don’t forget to tag the Town.