Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at Shipyards Park
The Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at Shipyards Park is now officially open! The universally-accessible playground was made possible thanks to support and funding from Canadian Tire Dealers Mike Varley and Dan Charlebois, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. The Playground is part of the Charity’s Inclusive Play Project focused on inclusive infrastructure and programming to help give kids of all abilities access to sport and play. The Jumpstart Inclusive Playground was a gift to the City of Whitehorse and is one of a dozen such playgrounds built in communities across the country. We would like to thank residents for their patience during construction, and welcome everyone to enjoy the new inclusive playground. The official Grand Opening will take place in 2022.
Shipyards Park is located along the banks of the Yukon River and 2nd Avenue. This park was designed to be enjoyed year-round and offers a large open space for festivals and community events. The entire park or individual areas within the park can be booked during public hours of operation.
Park amenities include:
- Frank Slim Building
- Indoor public washrooms
- Gazebo Firepit
- Covered Stage
- Picnic Gazebo
- Riverfront Firepit
- Skating Loop (also used in Summer)
- Toboggan Hill (also used in Summer)
Booking hours limited to:
- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
- 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday to Sunday
Exceptions made for special public events.
There are no capacity restrictions for the park.
Frank Slim Building
Amenities include public washrooms, free public Wi-Fi and the Fireplace room, which can also be booked outside of operating hours. Please contact the Parks department for booking information.
Public washrooms are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. The Fireplace room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed for Holidays
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday
Scent-Free and Smoke-Free Environment
At Shipyards Park, we share the air - view the poster here.