Welcome to Hamilton Recreation

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, recreation facilities were closed and programs were cancelled in March 2020. As we look ahead to our new reality, the City must find creative ways to deliver this key service to our community. Evolving and reimagining programs in order to continue providing residents with opportunities for physical fitness, social connections, community building, mental wellness, and more, will be an important consideration as we plan the reopening activities.

City of Hamilton Recreation programs and services are entering Phase Two of the Hamilton Reopens COVID-19 recovery plan and starting to gradually reopen. Provincial orders remain in effect and we must continue to follow all public health guidelines.

We hope you will enjoy the many programs and services that are becoming available to the community to support an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Hamilton Reopens

Policies & Usage Guidelines

Pools Reopen!

The City is reopening 14 indoor and outdoor swimming pools during the weeks of July 6 and 13. Change rooms and showers will be available and will be regularly cleaned.

At this time, we are not planning to reopen any additional swimming pools this summer. 

Take Home Kits

Beginning the week of July 6, the City will start distributing “Take Home Kits” in the community. Kits will include games and activities that children can take and do at home.

Staff will distribute the kits in select parks for 7 weeks.

Home Alone Safety for Kids
Register online today!

This comprehensive safety program is best suited for children aged 9 to 12. Designed with families in mind to help prepare children to be responsible and care for themselves safely in the exciting and sometimes scary event of leaving them without adult supervision. Online accounts will be activated within 72 hours.


Ontario Government Guidelines

Hamilton-Specific Guidelines
General Sport Reopening (PDF, 74 KB)
Baseball Reopening (PDF, 79 KB)
Bocce Club Reopening (PDF, 70 KB)
Lawn Bowling Reopening (PDF, 77 KB)
Pickleball Reopening (PDF, 68 KB)
Soccer Reopening (PDF, 76 KB)
Sports Field Reopening (PDF, 68 KB)
Rural SubCommittee Reopening (PDF, 68 KB)
Tennis Reopening (PDF, 70 KB)
Track and Field Reopening (PDF, 76 KB)