Barrie’s Summer Fun Trailer starts making the rounds of parks and community centres today

Trailer full of free-to-borrow sporting equipment and a mobile skate park

Barrie City Hall has packed up some fun and is shipping it all over town.

Starting August 3, the city’s Summer Fun Trailer will hit the road. Packed with outdoor sports equipment and a mobile skateboard park, the trailer will be hitting up several parks and community centres over the summer. Folks can borrow equipment from the trailer, including scooters, basketballs, and outdoor games. Participants can also bring their own equipment to use at the mobile skate park. All equipment is free to use but is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The Summer Fun Trailer allows the City to offer new and flexible ways to provide recreation services all over the community throughout the summer,” notes Rob Bell, Director of Recreation and Culture Services. “We are bringing accessible recreation services, and summer fun, to people right in their own neighbourhoods.”

The Summer Fun Trailer will first visit Sandringham Park on August 3, followed by Shear Park on August 4. It will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The City has planned daily stops until August 13 so far, but say the trailer will try and make as many stops as possible over the summer.