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Forrest Drive Playground



The City of Yellowknife is pleased to announce that all City playgrounds and outdoor recreation areas are now open and asks residents to follow all Public Health Orders and guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer.

When using playgrounds and any outdoor recreation areas, under the Orders and advice of the Chief Public Health Officer relating to Covid-19, residents should:

-        Ensure that there are no more than 25 people within the space (participants and observers) at any time.

-        Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more from persons who do not reside in the same household, except as follows:

  • Children 12 years of age and under may engage in outdoor play or sports with one another and are not required to maintain a minimum distance from one another while so engaged in outdoor play or sports.
  • Persons may play outdoor sports, with the exception of rugby. Spectators are required to maintain a minimum of 2 metres distance from one another. Players should physically distance where possible and should adhere to COVID-19 guidelines from their national and provincial sports organizations. Players and spectators together must not exceed 25 persons in any outdoor location.

-        Use face masks whenever a physical distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained.

It is encouraged that playgrounds only be used by children 12 years and under. If you are sick or not feeling well, please do not enter the area and return home to self-isolate. Please ensure proper hand sanitizer is used (self-supplied) as recommended by the Chief Public Health Officer, including before and after the use of any equipment.


Come out to play at one of our local playgrounds! Please check our playground age guide to find a suitable playground for your children. Click on each name to view the location in our interactive City Explorer!

Please keep dogs on-leash and ensure that all garbage is placed in the bins.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699