Supie

Supie is back this summer!

New for 2022

Two types of programs will be offered this summer:

  1. Staffed Parks: regular programming offered Monday to Friday from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.
  2. Pop Up Supie: travelling program visiting identified parks Monday to Friday either in the morning (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) or afternoon (1:30 - 3:30 pm).

Join the City of Hamilton social media channels and use the #supie hashtag for updates throughout the summer!

Summer Supie: July 4 to August 26, 2022

The Supie program offers free drop-in programs during the summer for children at neighbourhood park locations across the city. Programming varies based on participants in attendance and weather, and may include active games, crafts, circle games, or use of equipment/supplies.

Important Supie reminders:

  • Staff do not replace parent/guardian supervision. Children are allowed to join or leave activities or the park when they want.
  • All programs are free of charge.
  • All programs require check in with staff and collection of basic information (name, age, phone number).
  • Programming is weather dependent, and all efforts will be made to adjust activities before cancelling. Locations are subject to change without notice.

To have a positive and enjoyable program experience, children should bring the following each day:

  • healthy snacks
  • refillable water bottle
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • running shoes/athletic sandals (no flip flops)

Anyone attending recreation programs are expected to behave in a manner which ensures their own safety and the safety of other participants, staff and volunteers. If a participant does not follow the rules, they will not be allowed to participate.

Supie staff are in the parks to lead and run programs. Supie staff do not replace parent/guardian supervision. 


If the weather is not appropriate for outdoor activities (e.g. rain, thunder, lightning, heat or smog warnings), Supie activities will be modified to ensure participant safety. Supie programs may be cancelled in the event of extreme weather or if it is unsafe for children to participate. 

Supie Locations

Parks with staff-led programs

(Monday-Friday, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm)

  • Churchill Park
  • Corktown Park
  • Beemer Park
  • Montgomery Park
  • Sam Manson Park
  • Trenholme Park
  • Lawfield Park
  • Bruce Park
  • Paramount Park
  • Ferris Park
  • Laidman Park
  • Mount Hope Park
  • Village Green Park
  • Mountview Park

Pop Up Supie 

(as per day noted, AM programs operate 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and PM programs operate 1:30 - 3:30 pm) 

Park Name Day/Time
Alexander Park Mon - AM
Powell Park

Mon - PM

Dundas Driving Park Tues - AM

Waterdown Memorial Park

Tues - PM

Eastwood Park Wed - AM
Mapledene Park  Wed - PM
Beasley Park Thurs - AM
Mountain Drive Park Thurs - PM

Friday parks will rotate throughout the summer and be announced shortly or through social media!


The Supie program is celebrating 113 years in 2022. Though there are similar programs across Ontario and throughout Canada, Hamilton is believed to have the longest continually running program in the country.


Supie Videos

Rec in the Park- Plastic Lacing: Butterfly (aka bunny ears)

Rec in the Park- Plastic Lacing: Zipper

Rec in the Park- Plastic Lacing: Square 

Rec in the Park- Plastic Lacing: Cobra