Free Family Recreation Programs

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Summer 2018

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 the Free Summer Fun 2018 Guide (PDF, 658 KB)

Monday


Gym

Open Social (55+)
Laurier 12 noon to 1 pm

Open Gym 9 to 17 yrs
Westmount 5 to 6 pm

Basketball 13 to 17 yrs
Winona 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Ryerson 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Stoney Creek 6:30 to 8 pm
Birge 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Green Acres 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale 1 to 4 pm, 5 to 7 pm & 6 to 7 pm

Leisure Swim (18+)
Birge 12 noon to 1 pm

Tuesday


Swim

Leisure Swim
Ancaster Aquatic 1:15 to 2 pm
Dalewood 11 am to 12 noon & 1:15 to 2:45 pm & 6:30 to 8 pm
Laurier 6:30 to 8 pm
Birge 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale 1 to 4 pm, 5 to 7 pm & 6 to 7 pm
Victoria Park 2 to 4 pm
Inch Park 5 to 7 pm

Leisure Swim (18+)
Birge 12 noon to 1 pm

Leisure Swim Parent & Tot
Ancaster Aquatic 1:15 to 2 pm

Leisure Swim Family
Ryerson 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Wednesday


Gym

Open Gym
Winona 5:15 to 6:30 pm

Open Gym Family
Bennetto 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Open Social (55+)
Huntington 11:30 am  to 1 pm

Swim
Leisure Swim
Central Memorial 1:30 to 4 pm
Valley Park 7 to 8 pm
Westmount 3 to 4:30 pm
Birge 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Green Acres 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale 1 to 4 pm, 5 to 7 pm & 6 to 7 pm

Leisure Swim (18+)
Birge 12 noon to 1 pm

Leisure Swim Family
Bennetto 6 to 7 pm

Thursday


Gym

Open Social (55+)
Dalewood 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Laurier 6:30 to 8 pm
Birge 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale 1 to 4 pm, 5 to 7 pm & 6 to 7 pm
Victoria Park 2 to 4 pm

Leisure Swim (18+)
Birge 12 noon to 1 pm

Leisure Swim Parent & Tot
Central Memorial 9:30 to 10:30 am

Friday


Gym

Basketball 13 to 17 yrs
Central Memorial 6 to 8 pm

Open Social (55+)
Stoney Creek 12 noon to 2 pm

Open Gym (Family)
Valley Park 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Riverdale 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Hill Park 12:45 to 2:45 pm
Birge 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale 1 to 4 pm, 5 to 7 pm & 6 to 7 pm

Leisure Swim Family
Bennetto 6 to 7 pm

Leisure Swim (18+)
Birge 12 noon to 1 pm

Saturday


Gym

Open Gym 6 to 12 yrs
Central Memorial 12 noon to 1:30 pm

Open Gym (Family)
Huntington 12 noon to 1:30 pm

Basketball 9 to 12 yrs
Valley Park 2:30 to 3:45 pm

Basketball 13 to 17 yrs
Huntington 1:30 to 3 pm

Swim

Leisure Swim
Riverdale 2:15 to 3:45 pm
Brewster 2:05 to 3:30 pm
Huntington 2 to 4 pm
MacNab 1 to 4 pm
Laurier 1 to 3 pm
Churchill 5 to 7 pm
Birge 1 to 4 pm
Chedoke 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Parkdale 12 noon to 4 pm
Rosedale 1 to 4 pm

Leisure Swim (18+)
Dundas Pool 11 am to 12 noon
Birge 12 noon to 1 pm

Sunday


Swim

Leisure Swim
Riverdale 2:15 to 3:45 pm
Dundas Pool 1:45 to 3:15 pm
Ancaster Lions 1 to 4 pm
Birge 1 to 4 pm & 5 to 7 pm
Chedoke 12 noon to 4 pm
Coronation 5 to 7 pm
Rosedale 1 to 4 pm, 5 to 7 pm

Leisure Swim (18+)
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.