Doon's community centre expansion

Suburbs

About the project

Doon Pioneer Park is a thriving community along the southern edge of Kitchener. The DPPCC was built in 1989 and designed to serve the 7,200 residents of the community at the time.

Since then, the population has grown to over 20,000. The centre's expansion is necessary to continue providing programs and services for the increased population of children, youth, and adults and to meet the growing needs of the community.

Council approved an expansion for DPPCC in 1999, and although competing capital projects have delayed the project in the past, the centre underwent an expansion in 2018 and new features new amenities to better serve the Doon community. 

New features

We heard through our consultation with the public how much people valued the community centre and that the top priorities for the renovation were expansion of the gym, more or bigger meeting rooms and more or bigger space for people to gather with friends or neighbours.

The Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre has been expanded to have:

  • An additional large program room
  • A new large gymnasium
  • Additional meeting space
  • Spacious lobby and seating area
  • New washroom facilities
  • New spray ground 

View the draft floor plan and drawings of the new centre. 

What you need to know

Programming has resumed at the DPPCC.  View a full list of available programs in Active Kitchener and on ACTIVE Net.

FAQs

 How do I register for a program?
 Register in person at the front desk or online at www.kitchener.ca/activekitchener
 When will full programming will be available?
Registration for our spring session begins Feb. 25. We’re continuing to build our schedule of program offerings and look forward to offering a full complement of programs and services by fall 2020. To be notified when new programs and services are being offered, subscribe to this page.

Have a program suggestion? Share it with us at the front desk.   

So, what is next for the centre and the grounds?
In the spring, the centre’s outdoor splashpad will open and our art installation and landscaping will be completed.  
Where do I enter the centre?  
Visitors can now enter the centre and the Kitchener Public Library through the front door entrance. 
What new amenities are available for use?
A new and large gymnasium, refreshed multipurpose rooms, and several other new and inviting spaces are featured in the centre's new design. With many bright and open places to sit, meet friends and enjoy activities, we look forward to the Doon community visiting us at the centre. 
What are your hours of operation? 

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. -5:30 p.m. The centre is open 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.

Please note: The KPL is closed on Sundays. 

Who do I contact for more information?
For more information, contact Natascha Voll at 519-741-2200 ext. 5361 or at www.DoonPioneerParkCC@kitchener.ca

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