Breithaupt Park


At the northern border of Kitchener lies the city's largest district park featuring scenic natural areas, community centre, three baseball diamonds, splash pad and two playgrounds.

Breithaupt Centre

Breithaupt Centre, located at 350 Margaret Ave in Kitchener, is a fully accessible, multi-use facility, featuring a 25 yard pool, a warm water pool, gymnasium, solarium and several rooms to accommodate small to large events. The centre offers registered programs, drop-in, pay-as-you-play gym programs, a snack bar, swimming lessons for all ages, recreational swims and aquafitness - activities for everyone to enjoy. With plenty of free parking and the convenience of public transport nearby, Breithaupt Centre is the ideal place to spend part of your day

To redirect to the Breithaupt Centre, check out our Breithaupt Centre page for more information

Splash pad

The Breithaupt Park splash pad is located at 806 Union St. and is separate from the Breithaupt Centre, divided by Union St. Parking is available on site.

For information on splash pads, check out our Pools and Swimming page for up to date information and potential closures.

Ball diamonds

Breithaupt Park features three baseball diamonds, and are among the premium diamonds in the City of Kitchener. The diamonds are available for booking; check out our Sportsfield Bookings page for more information. Or, contact us at 519-741-2200, ext. 7398.

Please consider that these diamonds are within a neighbourhood. When booking the diamonds, be considerate and respectful to your neighbours in your use of the park.

Parking at Breithaupt diamonds

Users of the ball diamonds are encouraged to park in the Breithaupt Centre parking lots (350 Margaret Ave) for all games and activities at Breithaupt Park. Please refrain from on-street parking - if additional parking is needed, enter the park using the paved entrance at approximately 805 Union St to use the gravel surface as parking.

Diamond lighting proposal

In 2016 a diamond user study was conducted to make recommendations on how to meet the short-term needs of ball diamond users. The study reviewed Kitchener's existing ball diamond inventory, analyzed past and present booking tendencies, collated data from an information and input session and made recommendations for ball diamonds in Kitchener for the next five years with an awareness of the trends within diamond sports and consideration and input from the City of Waterloo.

The results and ultimate recommendation of the report is to light two existing baseball diamonds as the most efficient means to address immediate need for diamond inventory and to begin to close the gap between demand and availability of diamond inventory as part of a longer-term, city-wide ball diamond inventory management strategy. The diamonds recommended for lighting are Breithaupt Park, Diamonds 1 and 2.

For more information on the user study, refer to Staff Report INS-17-008 for more information.

For more information on the Breithaupt baseball diamond proposal, or further questions, contact Mark Parris at 519-741-2600 ext 4397.


Update - March 6, 2017
The lighting proposal was presented to the community and infrastructure services committee on March 6, 2017. The consideration of the recommendation to light two ball diamonds at Breithaupt to the April 3, 2017 community and infrastructure services committee meeting. The deferral is to allow time for staff to consult with area residents regarding possible measures to mitigate the impact of the proposed lights.
Update - April 3, 2017
A further deferral is proposed to have this matter return to the community and infrastructure services committee prior to Aug. 31, 2017, to allow time for the implementation of measures to mitigate concerns raised by area residents in advance of the installation of lighting being considered by council.
Update - August 10, 2017
Following park study efforts throughout the summer of 2017, the proposal will return to the community and infrastructure services committee for consideration on Aug. 21, 2017.

Results of the study efforts, background information and further process information can be found in the below link to information panels presented at the August 9, 2017 public meeting:

Update - August 28, 2017
Council approved the proposal to light two existing diamonds at Breithaupt Park. More information on the council report can be found following the link below:

Following approval of the lighting, staff will continue with detail design during Fall 2017, with the target of completing lighting for the 2018 playing season.

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