"La Canopée" provides free sports classes at the very heart of the bay area

A temporary zone dedicated to leisure, well-being and sport, la Canopée – located on Quai Gustave Ador – welcomes the public until 10 September 2023 with a number of free classes and a host of entertaining activities.

La Canopée 2021

In addition to l’Asphalte, dedicated to urban sports, the City of Geneva provides sports classes and activities open to every age at la Canopée.

This site is one of the mayoral projects of Marie Barbey-Chappuis, who is keen to develop sports activities in public areas. “La Canopée is open to everyone,” stresses the current Mayor of Geneva. “We provide a wide range of free classes, with no need to register in advance. It is a flexible offer which allows as many people as possible to take advantage of these facilities,” explains the magistrate.

Free classes in the morning and evening

Run by certified coaches, the classes are held in the morning from 8.30 a.m. to midday and in the evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. In a shady green setting, the public can discover activities such as cross training, yoga, meditation and zumba. Classes will begin this weekend, and more precisely from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday 11 June.

Refreshments bar and food truck

For anyone who simply wants to relax or enjoy the scenery, a new feature of la Canopée this year is the refreshments bar run by the Geneva Federation of LGBT associations, as well as a food truck. Visitors can therefore enjoy a bite to eat on a patio by the water’s edge or even enjoy a game of pétanque.

A green relaxation area

La Canopée is also a green site. With the support of the Parks and Gardens Service (SEVE), close to 80 planted “big bags” and more than a hundred planter boxes have been installed across the entire site. A shady relaxation area with thirty hammocks has also been installed.

Activities for children

La Canopée also organises family activities. Every Wednesday afternoon, between 3.30 p.m. and 6.15 p.m., the Eaux-Vives “Ludothèque” will organise games and activities for children.

A summer at the Canopée

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La Canopée

Sur le quai Gustave Ador, à 50 m de Baby Plage

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Cédric Waelti

Département de la sécurité et des sports

Conseiller de direction en charge de la communication

Tél. +41 22 418 24 82

Por. + 41 79 596 19 79


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Article modifié le 09.04.2024 à 16:27