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To help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection in Hamilton, the City of Hamilton is closing all Recreation Facilities from March 14 to May 25, 2020.


Ancaster Aquatic Centre
47 Meadowbrook Dr., Ancaster
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1061

Bennetto Community Centre
450 Hughson St. North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4944

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4150

Central Memorial Recreation Centre
93 West Ave. South, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4939

Dalewood Recreation Centre
1150 Main St. West, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4946

Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
150 Violet Dr., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4284

Dundas Community Pool
39 Market St. South, Dundas
Phone: 905-546-6694

H.G. Brewster Pool
200 Dewitt Road, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5877

Hill Park Recreation Centre
305 South Bend Road East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4920

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Dr., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4880

Jimmy Thompson Pool
1099 King St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4768

Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre 
192 Wentworth St. North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3122

Ryerson Recreation Centre
251 Duke St., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3111

Sir Winston Churchill Recreation Centre
1715 Main St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4775

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
60 Albright Road, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4853

Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
145 Magnolia Dr., Hamilton 
Phone: 905-546-2554

Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-2196

Valley Park Community Centre
Closed for renovations, re-opening Fall 2021

970 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1114

Westmount Recreation Centre
35 Lynbrook Drive, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-4932

Ancaster Lions Outdoor Pool
263 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
Phone: 905-648-1930

Birge Outdoor Pool
167 Birge St., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3723

Chedoke Outdoor Pool
West 25th St and Bendamere Ave, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3722

Coronation Outdoor Pool
81 Macklin St. North, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 5937

Green Acres Outdoor Pool
50 Randall Ave., Stoney Creek
Phone: 905-662-1770

Inch Park Outdoor Pool
400 Queensdale Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-540-5068

Parkdale Outdoor Pool
1770 Main St. East, Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3747

Rosedale Outdoor Pool
30 Greenhill Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3724

Victoria Park Outdoor Pool
100 Strathcona Ave., Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-3725

Walker Outdoor Pool
60 DiCenzo Drive, Hamilton
​Phone: 905-546-3726

Wading Pools and Spray Pads are free to use and are open until early September.  

Swim Lessons

Children sitting on deck of pool for swimming lessonEveryone should learn how to swim and we can teach them. Never too young to learn; never too old to start.

Register for:

Infant/Toddler 0 to 3 yrs
Pre-School 3 to 5 yrs
Child 6 to 12 yrs
Female Only
My Time
Private Lessons

Need help with what level you should register for? Check out the Swim Lesson Progression Chart

Drop-In Programs

Drop-In swims are a fun and positive way to practice new skills, get your daily dose of physical activity and spend time with family and friends.

Drop-In Schedules:

January 6 to June 25
Leisure Swim
Leisure Swim 18+
Leisure Swim 18+/Length
Leisure Swim 55+
Leisure Swim Family
Leisure Swim Parent & Tot
Leisure Swim Female Only
Length Swim

Effective July 1, 2019
Fees apply to all drop-in swimming programs supervised by staff but not led by an instructor.

Single Admit

Youth (under 18 yrs) $3.38
Adult (over 18 yrs) $5.05
Senior 55+ $3.38
Family (max. 2 adults) $10.31

Clip Card: 10 Visits

Youth (under 18 yrs) $24.65
Adult (over 18 yrs) $37.89
Senior 55+ $24.65
Family (max. 2 adults) $77.29

Yearly Pass

Youth (under 18 yrs) $46.90
Adult (over 18 yrs) $111.18
Senior 55+ $46.90
Family (max. 2 adults) $172.62

Non-residents will be charged an additional fee of $13.59 plus applicable taxes when purchasing Clip Cards and Yearly Passes.

There is no commitment required for drop-in classes. 


Exercise & Fitness

Choose from a variety of water exercise programs available in our pools all year. We offer a wide range of programs from Gentle Aquafit to Aqua Boot Camp.

Register for:

Aqua Fitness programs

Drop-In Schedules:

January 6 to June 25
Gentle Waterfit
Aqua Finning

Effective July 1, 2019
Fees apply to instructor led drop-in water fitness

Single Admit

Youth (under 18 yrs) $3.72
Adult (over 18 yrs) $5.56
Senior 55+ $2.45


Youth (under 18 yrs) $15.76
Adult (over 18 yrs) $23.06
Senior 55+ $8.11

Clip Card: 25 Visits

Youth (under 18 yrs) $60.41
Adult (over 18 yrs) $90.34
Senior 55+ $31.70

Yearly Pass

Youth (under 18 yrs) $137.70
Adult (over 18 yrs) $211.63
Senior 55+ $81.90

Non-residents will be charged an additional fee of $15.36 when purchasing Clip Cards and Yearly Passes.

Adapted Programs

Little boy and swim instructor in poolSpecialized programs for individuals who have special needs and/or disabilities and want to participate in recreation activities with others who have similar interests, abilities and needs.

Register for:


Drop-In Schedules:

January 6 to June 25
Leisure Swim Adapted


Open the doors to jobs in Aquatics by developing your skills in first aid, aquatic leadership/ lifesaving and re-certification courses.

Register for:

Aquatic Leadership
Bronze Courses
Swim for Fitness

April 2020 - March 2021 Advanced Leadership Guide (PDF, 1 MB)


Rental Spaces

From birthdays, pool parties & business meetings, we have the perfect space for your next gathering.

Book a meeting room
Reserve the pool
Reserve an activity room

Complete a Rental Application Form (PDF, 199 KB)

If your event includes providing alcoholic beverages, please see the Municipal Alcohol Policy (PDF, 83 KB)

Swimming Policies

The City of Hamilton is proud to offer a diverse selection of recreational programs at our facilities.

For your safety, we encourage you to consult a qualified health care professional before participating in any recreational activity.

Change rooms
Children 7 years of age or older are required to use the change room of their own gender. If this is not suitable, please see facility staff so that appropriate accommodation can be arranged. Universal change rooms are for parents or guardians with children of opposite gender under the age of 7 years. Note: Not all facilities have universal change rooms.

Swimming lessons
Only lessons operated by the City of Hamilton are permitted.

Serious medical conditions
Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision. The patron accompanying the individual with the special needs is not required to pay an entrance fee.

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

Pool fouling
All children not toilet trained must wear an article of clothing that will keep fecal matter contained in the event of a fouling. We suggest you use:

  • Plastic pants
  • Little Swimmers pool pant diapers
  • Standard diapers are not allowed

A pool fouling will cause a closure of our pools anywhere up to 24 hours. The Ministry of Health enforces this regulation. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Showering before you enter the pool will keep it clean for your swimming experience. We also ask that shoes not be worn in the shower area as Health Regulations require the shower area to be kept clean and disinfected.

The City's Recreation Division is committed to the safety of Hamilton children.

  • All non-swimmers must remain in the shallow end.
  • Children ages 0 to 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and remain within arm;s reach of guardian at all times.
  • Children ages 6 to 9 who do not pass the facility swim test must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and remain with arm’s reach of guardian at all times.

Facility Swim Test
To successfully pass the facility swim test individuals must:

  • Demonstrate comfort in the water
  • Swim a minimum of 2 widths continuously in shallow water

Lifeguards may, at any time, ask for a demonstration of swimming ability regardless of age or if they feel there is a question of the participant's safety.

Facility Swim Test for children 9 years of age or younger:

  • Those who can not pass the Facility Swim Test, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must be within arms reach at all times.
  • Those who can pass the Facility Swim Test may be admitted without a parent or guardian into the pool
  • A guardian is defined as an individual at least 12 years of age or older who is responsible for the direct supervision of children within their care.

Supervision requirements

  • Children ages 0 to 5 - Two children to one guardian (2:1)
  • Children ages 6 to 9 who are non-swimmers - Four children to one guardian (4:1) or Eight children with lifejackets to one guardian (8:1)

Lifejackets are based on a first come, first served basis. Limited supply available. We recommend that participants provide their own lifejackets to ensure availability and proper fit.