Burlington’s New Play Equipment Lending Library

The City of Burlington Parks and Recreation Department has a free sports equipment borrowing program you’ll want to access just in time for summer! Read on about the 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.

Check out the free Play Equipment Lending Library which gives Burlington families a chance to borrow equipment to enhance their summer fun. This program is an excellent way to get out and active as a family.

How to borrow from the Burlington Play Equipment Lending Library

  • Visit the City of Burlington website here.
  • Book equipment thru Live & Play  You’ll need to create an account if you do not already have one.
  • 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 are currently 93 items in the play equipment lending library here.

You may borrow equipment for free for 5 days bookable up to 45 days in advance. It is booked online thru a Live & Play account with a credit card attached and a deposit is required.  In the FAQs of the program, there is mention of a $50 refundable deposit to take care of any lost or damaged equipment.   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.

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