The City of Burlington Parks and Recreation Department has released a free sports equipment borrowing program just in time for summer! Read on about the new Burlington Play Equipment Lending Library
If you’ve even been to a City of Burlington summer camp or drop-in play session at their recreation centres, you know that they have a ton of amazing sports equipment. Right now, because we can’t visit their programs, that equipment is sitting bored and probably lonely. But not anymore!
Just today the Parks and Rec team launched their free Play Equipment Lending Library which gives Burlington families a chance to borrow equipment to enhance their summer fun. This program has been in the works for a while, and I’m personally so glad COVID19 didn’t stop it from happening.
How to borrow from the Burlington Play Equipment Lending Library
- Visit the City of Burlington website here.
- Complete an application form (they need your name, address, and you to agree on their pick up and drop off terms)
- Wait to be contacted for your pick-up date. So easy!
Choose equipment to play the following popular sports: hockey, soccer, tennis, and bocce. But also be sure to try out games like pickleball, spike ball and spike ball junior, croquet, washer toss, cornhole, kanjam, wiffleball, and ladder toss. It’s a great time to try out the equipment if you were thinking of buying it. You can also borrow things like game sashes, potato sacks and even snowshoes come wintertime!
There’s no cost to borrow the equipment for 1 week, but if you’re late in returning it, it’s $1 a day. In the FAQs of the program, there is mention of a $50 refundable deposit to take care of any lost or damaged equipment. I will let you know what that process looks like when it’s our turn to borrow. All play equipment will be properly disinfected before it goes to the next borrowers.
We are signed up! I can’t wait to try croquet and spike ball. You know I will let you know how it goes. Burlington residents, get on the list today! Tag us on social media when you get your equipment so we can be part of the fun.
Got extra equipment that needs to be played with again? The Burlington Play Equipment Lending Library will accept gently-used equipment that is transportable. Snowshoes, hiking poles, badminton, volleyball, etc. Please contact [email protected] if you wish to donate.