Community News

Summer Park Play Program Information

College Park Location: Gerhard Herzberg Park, 133 Campion Crescent

For a full list of play program locations follow this link.


Weekdays: July 2 - August 23

• Monday - Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

• Friday: 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. (closed Friday, August 2)

Weekends: July 6 - August 18

• Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. (includes Monday, August 5)

Our College Park Recreation Association (CPRA) includes a great volunteer executive team that is serving the College Park community.

We are planning our second annual back alley clean-up, this year on Saturday, June 1, meeting at the College Park School around 8:45 a.m., and doing our clean-up routes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, to be followed with socializing and free lunch for those volunteers helping out with the clean-up.

We need your help! Please email if you are available for the clean-up, and especially if you might be able to lend your truck (so that we can plan for numbers for water, granola bars, and pizza lunch, as well as for clean-up routes with drivers and walkers). However, if you are not able to commit until that morning or forget to email, that is not a problem at all!



The deadline for nominations for the annual Living in Harmony Recognition Awards, which recognizes local organizations or individuals for their efforts in eliminating racism in our community, is Friday, March 8, 2019.  Nomination forms are available at, or from the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Office at Cosmo Civic Centre (3130 Laurier Drive).

Since 1994, the City’s Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee has presented the Living in Harmony Recognition Awards at a special ceremony on March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  This year, the awards will be presented in partnership with the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association and the Reel to Real Film Festival at the Broadway Theatre, on Thursday, March 21, 2019, starting at 10:00 a.m.

It's not too early to start planning for a greener season.

The 2019 Green Cart program is now open for registration and renewal. Residents are encouraged to participate in this program to divert yard and food waste from the landfill and help in the City’s efforts to achieve 70% waste diversion.

The Green Cart Program offers convenient front-street collection of yard and food waste every two weeks from May 3 to November 7, 2019. Current black and blue cart customers are eligible for this optional fee-for-service (non-refundable) program.

Subscribe Early and Save! - Subscriptions received by the April 30 Early Bird Deadline will be offered at a discounted rate of $55. On May 1, the Green Cart fee will increase to $75. New subscribers are asked to subscribe no later than March 22, 2019 if they wish to have their Green Cart delivered before collection season begins on May 3.

Register or renew today at

As part of the development of the WinterCityYXE Strategy, the City and community stakeholders again invite residents to celebrate what makes Saskatoon unique as a four-season community that is welcoming, vibrant and prosperous, even during the winter months.

“We are excited to develop a Strategy that celebrates our winter season. Saskatoon has a distinct outdoor experience and the winter season shouldn't limit us. As we continue to evolve and improve our winter culture, we hope to make winter more inviting and popular, even though it’s the coldest time of the year,” said Chris Schulz, Project Spokesperson, Planning & Development.  

The City invites residents and visitors to two events in January to share their ideas on creating a four-season community, located at:

Winter City Café – Prairieland Park, Hall A

  • Friday, January 25 (9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
  • Saturday, January 26 (9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)

Wintershines – Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, inside the igloo

  • Saturday, January 26 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The Winter City Café is part of the Winter Cities Shake-Up Conference (Shake-Up) at Prairieland Park. Shake-Up is a conference that will bring together delegates to share their collective knowledge, experiences, opportunities and challenges of winter communities. Shake-Up runs from January 23-26. For more information about Shake-Up, visit

In addition, starting January 16, ice sculptures will be placed around Saskatoon. These local pieces were designed in collaboration with students from Aden Bowman Collegiate.

To view a full list of winter events, facilities, activities or more information on the WintercityYXE Strategy, visit:

Did you know? 1 in 10 Canadians has Kidney Disease

During the Month of March volunteers will be going door to door asking for donations on behalf of The Kidney Foundation.

The Saskatchewan Branch of The Kidney Foundation of Canadais committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease by funding innovative research, providing educationand support, and increasing public awareness of kidney health and organ donation.

Please give generously when a volunteer knocks on your door during the month of March. Funds raised support patient programs and services.

Volunteers will be able to write you an official tax receipt at the door

To learn more visit: or call 306-664-8588

Coyote in the field

As with most cities, it is common to see wildlife in Saskatoon.  Animals that can be seen in Saskatoon include coyotes, skunks, foxes, moose, deer, rabbits, porcupines, beavers, muskrats and many others. The City of Saskatoon offers some limited services related to wildlife.

If you have concerns about wildlife in Saskatoon please call Urban Biological Services at 306-975-3300.  If there is an emergency after hours, please call the 24 hour customer service center at 306-975-2476.  For concerns about larger animals (e.g. moose, deer, bears) contact the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment at 306-933-6240.