Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre

Front image of Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre

Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre (DPPCC), located at 150 Pioneer Dr., in the southwest corner of our city, offers a wide variety of programs and activities to suit the ages and interests of the surrounding community.  During the construction phase ALL Doon Pioneer Park Community Association (DPPCA) programs are held at area schools and churches.

On behalf of the Staff & DPPCA volunteers, we thank you for your patience and understanding during the transition time.

 Programs

Friendly reminder...NO DPPCA programs will be running during MARCH BREAK week, March 11 - 15, 2019

March Break camps are being offered by the City of Kitchener at various locations.

For a listing of DPPCA programs, please visit the Community Association's website to access their current newsletter or you can also follow them on Facebook

For a list of programs and spcial events including other Neighbourhood Associations and Aquatics, please view Active Kitchener.

To register for programs, please access ACTIVE Net.  Please be sure to read and select the check box for your new paperless waiver when registering.

If this is your first time registering, please go to the Program Registration and Assistance page for guidance.

Refund Policy - please note the new policy effective Sept. 2018.

Weather cancellations - If local schools are closed because of weather conditions, all DPPCA programs are automatically cancelled. Please listen to 570 Extreme Weather Centre when in doubt. Be advised that make-up classes will be arranged if possible but refunds will not be given.

 Events

Due to the centre's closure, there are no events planned at this time.  Check out other opportunities below... 

The City of Kitchener has launched a new lovemyhood.ca website. Check it out for ideas and information related to Kitchener neighbourhoods. Each story and photograph features people and places from right here in Kitchener.

Good Neighbour Summit - Little Things Matter.  This community event is being held at Stanley Park Community Centre on Wednesday April 3, doors open at 6:30.  Come and listen to four of this years featured stories being shared in the first hour.  After that, there will also be an "open idea exchange" time with opportunites to connect and chat with some of the people with expertise and experience in holding events.

One of the great new features on the website is the What's in my hood map? Enter your address to find nearby community centres, pools, sportsfields, parks, community gardens, arenas, winter rinks and more!

News

Exciting changes ahead in Doon! Long-time residents and newcomers to the neighbourhood recognize the Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre as the heart of this community. The Doon community is a thriving neighbourhood along the southern edge of Kitchener that is expected to grow even more in the coming years. The centre is a neighbourhood hub that brings friends and neighbours together over a game of pickleball, in fitness classes, through special events, programs and other activities hosted by the neighbourhood association or at the Doon branch of the Kitchener Public Library.

The community centre will undergo significant renovations so that it can continue to deliver programs and services to this growing community. Residents can look forward to a large program room, a new gymnasium, additional meeting space, new washroom facilities, spacious lobby and seating area and a new splash pad!

Visit www.kitchener.ca/dpccexpansion for updates.

The community centre is now closed until late fall of 2019. During the construction phase, some programs will continue to run at off-site locations listed below (click to view locations).  

  1. Forward Church
  2. Doon Presbyterian Church
  3. Pioneer Park Public School
  4. Brigadoon Public School
  5. St. Kateri Tekakwitha School
  6. Groh Public School
  7. Doon Village Retirement Residence 

The Pioneer Park branch of Kitchener Public Library will remain open during the renovations, for programs and information check out their webpage.

Amenities and services

Amenities and services will be available once the centre reopens.

Outdoor Skating - Looking to skate and found construction instead?  Good News!  There are 2 locations close by!  Your Neighbourhood Rinks: Pioneer Park Public School – 55 Upper Canada Dr. and Pioneer Park West – Green Valley Drive

For other City locations, please visit our Outdoor Rinks page. 

Snow Angels Step-by-step guidebook is available on both the Love My Hood, and City website, including a printer friendly version.

This resource is for residents who want to learn more about Snow Angels, or who wish to self-organize and are interested in starting a resident-led, neighbourhood-based Snow Angel program or campaign.

It includes:

-          tips for getting started,

-          templates for raising awareness and recruiting Snow Angels

-          messaging for asking a neighbour if they need help, etc. 

Winter is not over yet, so we are also continuing with the current Snow Angels recognition opportunity. Residents can recognize a neighbour who helps them with snow removal by filling out an online form.

Click to see area Pools & Splash Pad locations.

To connect with the Family Outreach Program, please call your worker at 519-742-8327 x250 to schedule a time to meet.

 

Important dates
  • Spring program registration, online or in person begins Feb. 26, 2019.
  • Summer Camps registration, online or in person begins March 1, 2019.
  • Anticipated reopening of the community centre is late fall of 2019. KPL remains open during our closure.

Rentals

During our construction phase, there are no rooms available at this location.  Check out other City locations available to rent.

Centre hours

Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre is now CLOSED for expansion and renovation.  

KPL remains OPEN, click to view KPL hours.

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