With the change in weather, Moose Javians are on the hunt for outdoor activities.
Scott Osmachenko is the Recreation Services Manager for the City of Moose Jaw.
"We opened up the pickleball courts. All the outdoor fields, ball diamonds are being used this week," explained Osmachenko. "We still have a full gamut of programming at the Kinsmen Sportsplex and the Yara Centre as well. The sport court at the Kinsmen Arena is also available. So we do have some inline skating, inline shinny, and some sticks and pucks that are available in that facility as well."
Osmachenko said there are six pickleball courts located behind the Kinsmen Sportsplex.
"We do have some drop-in times that are free for people to use if they want to just try pickleball, bring their own equipment...If you are interested, I do recommend joining the Pickleball Moose Jaw Club. They have some exclusive times. They have leagues set up, they have tournaments set up."
The Moose Jaw Tennis Club is also up and running in Crescent Park. There are five lit courts, which were resurfaced in 2022. Memberships are now available.
The lights are also on daily (7 pm to 10:30 pm) at the Bell Park basketball court and at Moose Jaw Multipurpose Skate Park located at 9th Ave NW and MacDonald St W.
Osmahenko notes most of the ball diamonds are now dry and he expects games to get underway this week.
The Phyllis Dewar Outdoor Pool is slated to open up on June 12, with the spray parks opening up on June 1. There is a new spray park being built at Regal Heights that is expected to be open in July.
For those who enjoy walking, there are over 70 km of trails located within the City of Moose Jaw.
The city's summer recreation guide is set to be released on May 17.