Downe Playground

Join us for a great family fun day!


Downe Playground


1309 Gemmell Street, Sudbury

Venue Events

Venue Areas

Main Entrance

  • The Main Entrance can be accessed off of Gemmell Street. Visitors can also access the park by footpaths from Downland or Attlee.

Food and Dining

  • This area is in front of the fieldhouse building. Tables and chairs will be set up and food will be served in this area.

Family Fun Activities

  • Activities will be set up near the rink and playground as well as downhill in the baseball diamond/soccer field.

Playground fieldhouse

  • Washroom and kitchen facilities.

Venue Amenities


  • The park building has limited accessibility.
  • The activity area is flat and accessible however the baseball field that will host the bouncy castle and little kickers soccer is grassy and downhill. Caution is needed for people with limited mobility.
  • There is no designated accessible parking, but people with mobility issues can park in the rear parking lot of GymZone off of Gemmell Street.

Motor Vehicle and Bicycle Parking

  • There is limited motor vehicle parking available on site. Motor vehicle parking is available on local side streets and at the rear of GymZone. Visitors can bring their bikes in with them to the park. Please bring a lock to lock your bike.

Active Transportation and Transit

  • Visitors are encouraged to bike, walk, or take transit to the event.
  • Transit access is available via the Main Line connection to Route 23 New Sudbury Local. Buses run every 2 hours. See Schedule and Map. You can get off on a Barry Downe stop close to Barry Downe / Hawthorne, and then walk to the park.
  • All City of Greater Sudbury buses have bike racks for 2 bikes, and a bicycle may be transported on-board a bus at the driver’s discretion.
  • Some active transportation routes are available in the City for those wanting to bike to the event. See the City’s Recreation Map.

Waste Management – Working Towards Net Zero

  • We want to be environmentally-friendly, so there will be recycling (blue) and composting (green) bins available in select locations in the park. Please help us get as close as possible to a zero waste event by using these bins and ensuring that you deposit your waste items in the correct bins. Signs will be posted, and some locations will have volunteers to help you make the right choice.
  • Volunteers will be sorting the bins after the event as we will be charged a processing fee if any of the bins are contaminated. Please make our job easy by choosing the right bin!
  • Please note that dog waste is not permitted in City garbage bins. Please pick up your dog poop and bring it home for disposal.

Food and Hydration

  • Tables and chairs will be set up by the fieldhouse for dining.
  • We are serving hamburgers and hotdogs catered by M&Ms. Your choice of drink will include a pop, a juice box or a bottle of water.
  • We encourage you to bring your own water bottles. Tap water is available in the park fieldhouse.

First Aid and Security

  • The First Aid Station is located at the park fieldhouse. A first aid kit is available for minor injuries and a volunteer with First Aid certification is available on site. Please ask a volunteer to call the First Aid responder if you need help. For a serious injury, please call 911 immediately. We do not have a defibrillator on site.
  • Volunteers will be monitoring for any unwanted behaviours. If you need help or to report inappropriate behaviour, please ask a volunteer for help.
  • The lost child station is also at park building.

Other Amenities

  • Washrooms and changing stations are available in the fieldhouse
  • New Playground equipment
  • Rink and Basketball Court (under construction)
  • Baseball diamond

Other Information

  • Our venues are all in public access areas. We will be taking photos of the event which may include photos of attendees.