Free Family Recreation Programs

2017 Summer Fun Guide - Part of the City of Hamilton's Affordable Access to Recreation StrategyJuly 3 to September 3, 2017

As part of the City's Affordable Access to Recreation Strategy, the following programs are being offered free of charge to all residents and families.

Download & print: Recreation 2017 Summer Fun Guide (PDF, 1.88 MB)

 

Monday


Gym

Teen Basketball
Winona - 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Swim

Public swim
Jimmy Thompson - 1 to 3:30 pm
Ryerson - 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Outdoor

Public swim
Birge - 1 to 4 pm
Birge - 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke - 1 to 4 pm
Chedoke - 5 to 7 pm
Green Acres - 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale - 1 to 4 pm
Rosedale - 5 to 7 pm

Adult swim
Birge - 12 noon to 1 pm

Lane swim
Rosedale - 6 to 7 pm

Tuesday


Gym

Youth/Teen Gym
Westmount - 6 to 7 pm

Knitters Club
Pinky Lewis - 9 am to 12 noon

Swim

Public swim
Dalewood - 11 am to 12 noon
Dalewood - 1:15 to 1:45 pm
Dalewood - 6:30 to 8 pm
Jimmy Thompson - 6:30 to 8 pm
Laurier - 6:30 to 8 pm
Pinky Lewis - 2:15 to 4 pm
Ryerson - 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Outdoor

Public swim
Birge - 1 to 4 pm
Birge - 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke - 1 to 4 pm
Chedoke - 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale - 1 to 4 pm
Rosedale - 5 to 7 pm
Victoria Park - 2 to 4 pm

Adult swim
Birge - 12 noon to 1 pm

Lane swim
Rosedale - 6 to 7 pm

Wednesday


Gym

Open gym
Bennetto - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Winona - 5:15 to 6:45 pm

Family gym
Bennetto - 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Westmount - 6 to 7 pm

Swim
Public swim
Bennetto - 6 to 7 pm
Central Memorial - 1:30 to 4 pm
Valley Park 7 to 9 pm
Westmount - 3 to 4 pm

Outdoor

Public swim
Birge - 1 to 4 pm
Birge - 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke - 1 to 4 pm
Chedoke - 5 to 7 pm
Green Acres - 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale - 1 to 4 pm
Rosedale - 5 to 7 pm

Adult swim
Birge - 12 noon to 1 pm

Lane swim
Rosedale - 6 to 7 pm

Thursday


Swim

Public swim
Jimmy Thompson - 1 to 3:30 pm
Laurier - 6:30 to 8 pm

Parent & Tot swim
Central Memorial - 9:30 to 10:30 am

Outdoor

Public swim
Birge - 1 to 4 pm
Birge - 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke - 1 to 4 pm
Chedoke - 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale - 1 to 4 pm
Rosedale - 5 to 7 pm
Victoria Park - 2 to 4 pm

Adult swim
Birge - 12 noon to 1 pm

Lane swim
Rosedale - 6 to 7 pm

Friday


Gym

Teen Basketball
Central Memorial - 6 to 8 pm

Family Gym
Valley Park - 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Swim

Public swim
Hill Park - 12:45 to 2:45 pm
Pinky Lewis - 2:15 to 4 pm
Riverdale - 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Family swim
Bennetto - 6 to 7 pm

Outdoor

Public swim
Birge - 1 to 4 pm
Birge - 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke - 1 to 4 pm
Chedoke - 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale - 1 to 4 pm
Rosedale - 5 to 7 pm

Adult swim
Birge - 12 noon to 1 pm

Lane swim
Rosedale - 6 to 7 pm

Saturday


Gym

Youth gym
Valley Park - 2:30 to 3:45 pm

Open gym
Central Memorial - 12 noon to 1:45 pm

Swim

Public swim
Brewster - 2:05 to 3:30 pm
Churchill - 5 to 7 pm
Laurier - 1 to 3 pm
MacNab - 1 to 3 pm
Pinky Lewis - 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Riverdale - 2:15 to 3:30 pm

Adult swim
Dundas Pool - 11 am to 12 noon

Outdoor

Public swim
Birge - 1 to 4 pm
Chedoke - 12 noon to 4 pm
Chedoke - 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale - 1 to 4 pm

Adult swim
Birge - 12 noon to 1 pm

Sunday


Swim

Public swim
Dundas Pool - 1:45 to 3:15 pm
Riverdale - 2:15 to 3:45 pm

Outdoor

Public swim
Birge - 1 to 4 pm
Birge - 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke - 12 noon to 4 pm
Coronation - 1 to 4 pm
Parkdale - 12 noon to 4 pm
Rosedale - 1 to 4 pm
Rosedale - 5 to 7 pm

Family swim
Ancaster Lions - 1 to 4 pm

Adult swim
Birge - 12 noon to 1 pm

Age ranges


Preschool: 0 to 5 yrs
Child: 6 to 8 yrs
Youth: 9 to 12 yrs
Teen: 13 to 17 yrs
Adult: 18+ yrs
Senior: 55+ yrs

What to wear

  • When using City of Hamilton pools, all swimmers must change from street clothes to a swim suit and/or clean clothing used for swimming only.
  • Clothing worn in the pool must be free from rips/tears and permit individuals to participate safely in programs.
  • Denim (including cut-offs) are not permitted.
  • All swim attire must be appropriate for a general audience.

Recommendations for safe swimming attire

  • Clothing should be a light weight fabric
  • Form fitted clothes are preferred
  • Lifeguards may, at any time, ask for a demonstration of swimming ability if they feel there is a question of the participant’s safety. Please refer to the Facility Swim Test.

Reminders

Organizations should contact the Recreation Fee Assistance office at 905-546-2424  ext. 4659 for different program options.
Swim programs: To ensure safety, the Swim Admission Criteria will be enforced during all drop-in swim programs.
Gym programs: Open Gym - An unstructured gym time open to specific ages. Gym equipment will be made available if attendance warrants safe usage. Gym is supervised, but no structured programming is provided. Family Gym - Open to all ages with parent (guardian) supervision.