Huntington Park Recreation Centre

Heat Warning
July 27, 2015 - 11:33am

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has called a Heat Warning effective beginning Monday July 27, 2015. A Stage 2 Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last for 2 days. For more information visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.

HAMILTON, ON – July 27, 2015 - The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has called a Heat Warning effective Monday July 27, 2015. A Stage 2 Heat Warning is issued when hot weather conditions are expected to last for 2 days.

Weather: A hot air mass is expected to move into southern Ontario today. Daytime highs in the low thirties are expected today with warm overnight minimum temperatures near 20 degrees. The hot weather conditions will likely continue into Thursday

Response: The City of Hamilton and participating community agencies are responding to the heat by offering “cool places” to go at all 3 stages. They can be identified by a “Cool Down Here” sign at their entrances, along with a heat meter sign, which indicates which stage we are at.

During a Stage 2 Heat Warning, regularly scheduled public, family, adult and senior swims are free of charge at City of Hamilton indoor and outdoor pools. When a Stage 2 Heat Warning is in effect on a Saturday or Sunday, free 6 to 8 pm swim times are also added at six city pools. Visit www.hamilton.ca/heat and check under ‘Stage 2 Heat Warning’ for a list of pools.

Risk of heat-related illness can be reduced by following these recommendations:

  • Drink plenty of water.  Avoid drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages on hot days.
  • Go to an air-conditioned place.  Visit a cool place such as a mall, public recreation centres, public libraries, and other City run air-conditioned facilities, etc.
  • Dress to protect from the heat.  Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing.  Wear a hat or take an umbrella to keep your head cool and don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Take it easy.  Limit physical activities (walking, running, gardening, etc.) during the day.  If rescheduling activities to dawn or dusk when it may be cooler, protect yourself with insect repellent as mosquitoes are more active at such times.  Check labels to apply.
  • Cool off.  Take a cool bath or shower.
  • Keep your living space cool.  Close your blinds or curtains.  Open windows to let air circulate when using a fan.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.  Temperatures in a car can become life threatening within minutes.
  • Check on your neighbours and family.

Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin; weak pulse, fainting and vomiting.  If experiencing symptoms, seek help right away – call 911 if needed.  For more information on how heat affects human health, see Health Canada’s website.

For tips on coping with the heat and places where to cool off, the public can contact 905-546-2489 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or go to www.hamilton.ca/heat.  Heat information online is available in several accessible formats and in 13 languages.

Public Drop-In Programs

Schedule Notice:
 

  • Closed: Monday August 3 for Civic Holiday
  • Closed: August 31 to September 12
    • Facility will be closed for maintenance

Wellness, Gym & Club schedules

 

Program Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Badminton 1:45 - 3:45 pm
(18+ yrs)
  1:45 - 3:45 pm
(18+ yrs)
  1:45 - 3:45 pm
(18+ yrs)
 
Open Gym 5:30 - 7 pm
(17 yrs & under) Free, 
Parents welcome
        1 - 2 pm
(12 yrs & under)
Free


2 - 3 pm
(13-17 yrs)

Free
Family Gym           1 - 2 pm
Free

Swimming schedules

Program Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Adult Swim 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 11:15 am - 12:30 pm 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm
Adult Swim/ Lengths 8:45 - 9:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm 8:45 - 9:30 pm 8:30 - 9:30 pm      
Public Swim 1 - 2:45 pm
7 - 8 pm
1- 2:45 pm
7 - 8:30 pm
1 - 3:45 pm
7 - 8 pm
1 - 2:45 pm
7 - 8:30 pm
1 - 2:45 pm
6:30 - 8 pm 
2 - 3:45 pm
Free
6 - 7:30 pm
2 - 4 pm
Waterfit
*Gentle
10:30 - 11:15 am
8 - 8:45 pm
9:45 - 10:30 am* 10:30 - 11:15 am
8 - 8:45 pm
9:45 - 10:30 am* 10:30 - 11:15 am    

Adapted Swim

  10:30 - 11:15 am   10:30 - 11:15 am      
Jesse Patterson Wading Pool 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm 11 am - 4 pm 12 - 4 pm 12 - 4 pm

Free drop-in programming (excluding holidays)

As part of the City's Affordable Access to Recreation Strategy, the following programs are offered free of charge:

Public Swim
Saturdays, 2 to 3:45 pm

Open Gym - 17 yrs and under
Mondays, 5:30 to 7 pm from June 29 to August 30

Open Gym - 12 yrs and under
Saturdays, 1 to 2 pm from June 29 to August 30

Open Gym - 13 to 17 yrs
Saturdays, 2 to 3 pm from June 29 to August 30

Family Gym
Saturdays, 1 to 2 pm from June 29 to August 30


Facility & Amenities: medium accessibility

Location: 87 Brentwood Dr., Hamilton
Ward: 6
Phone: 905-546-4880
Email: recreation@hamilton.ca

  • parking
  • automatic doors
  • service counter
  • accessible washroom
  • pool
  • slide
  • warm teach pool
  • ramp
  • viewing area
  • universal change rooms
  • lockers
  • accessible washroom
  • gym
  • free wi-fi