Registered Rec Programs

City of Hamilton Culture & Recreation Registration Fees

Service at a Glance

The City of Hamilton is a Registered High Five Ontario Organization

High Five Logo Recreation Accreditation

HIGH FIVE Accreditation is the benchmark of excellence in children's programming. It provides an integrated process to support and enable organizations to provide consistent and continual quality experiences for children. Achieving the HIGH FIVE Accredited status is a rigorous and comprehensive process that requires organizations to demonstrate that they have achieved a prescribed set of quality standards over a period of at least two (2) consecutive calendar years and ongoing maintenance standards thereafter. 

Parks and Recreation Ontario acknowledges all the hard work that went into attaining this coveted designation. Congratulations to all our newly Accredited sites!

For more information about High Five, visit

I want take a registered program. How do I sign up?

You can sign up for registered programs through RecConnect:

  • New participants will need to set up an account.
  • Returning participants, you will need your Login ID, and Family PIN.

Make sure to get your numbers before registration day, as it can take up to three business days to receive and process your request!

I can't afford to register for recreation programs. Is there assistance available?

Low income residents have the opportunity to participate in organized sports and recreation programs with a variety of fee assistance options.

Give the gift of recreation

A Recreation Gift Card is a pre-paid, re-loadable card that you can use to pay for purchases at participating City of Hamilton locations. It is a quick and convenient way to pay and enjoy recreation "cashless".

Know the Rules of the Pool

Before participating in any of the City's swimming programs know the rules of the pool such as:

  • What to wear
  • Alternatives to diapers
  • Supervision requirements
  • Using the showers
  • Admission requirements