Mitchell Park “SUPIE” Program Returns for Year Two


A pilot program launched in 2023 was such a success it is returning to Mitchell Park for another summer.

“So excited that the city has renewed their partnership with the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative, added more City of Windsor staff, improved program plans and equipment inventory. It will be another summer of quality programming for the SUPIE Program participants,” said Ward 3 Councillor, Renaldo Agostino. 

The SUPIE Program will run seven days a week, excluding statutory holidays, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, July 2, until August 31, 2024. 

The “SUPIE” Program, which is a fun way of saying supervised, was a collaboration between City Council, City administration, and community partners, and it was designed to restore optimal usage of the park to the residents of the neighbourhood by providing recreation staff to run free programming for youth-aged children.

The 2023 program saw 168 registered participants and contributed to an increase in park utilization, community engagement, and overall park satisfaction. Additionally, it decreased the number of undesirable activities occurring within the park.

Another benefit of the program was its “barrier-free” approach in which recreation services were brought directly to an area of the city that is underrepresented in other recreation programs and services. This gave The City of Windsor Recreation Department an opportunity to promote other recreation programs, the Pathway to Potential (P2P) Subsidy program, and other barrier-reducing initiatives to encourage residents of the core to continue in recreation opportunities.

To register for this free program, visit or call Central Registration and Booking at 519-255-1161.

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