Today, the City of Kitchener released a special edition of its Active Kitchener community guide to inspire residents to stay active in their neighbourhoods and connected to their community, while physically distancing at home. Look for the special edition of Active Kitchener in your weekly flyer pack.

With facility closures and program cancellations in effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the publication, which traditionally provides information on recreation and leisure programming in the City, was reimagined as an interactive activity guide complete with articles, games, puzzles and activity ideas for residents of all ages. It also highlights the talents of local artists, who were hired to create one-of-a-kind colouring pages throughout the publication.

“The Kitchener community is at the centre of this special issue of Active Kitchener,” said Mayor Berry Vrbanovic. “It tells stories about our community, showcases the talent of our residents, and includes a variety of activities for each of us to enjoy. During a time where we must be apart and are looking for ways to stay connected to one another, Active Kitchener provides a much-needed sense of community.”

At the time of publication, park amenities were closed to the public. We would like to remind residents and readers of yesterday’s announcement and the reopening of some amenities including many sportsfields, our golf courses, skateboard parks as well as basketball, tennis and pickleball courts. For the latest on openings and closures, visit

As you begin to enjoy the outdoor activities included in this issue of Active Kitchener, or some of the amenities throughout Kitchener in our parks and open spaces, residents are reminded to:

  • Enjoy these outdoor amenities on your own or with members of your household
  • Groups more than 5, other than from the same household, are not permitted to be together by provincial order
  • Practice Physical Distancing by keeping a distance of at least 2 metres or 6 feet from others
  • Avoid crowded parking lots by walking or cycling to your outdoor destination
  • Enjoy the park or trail at a different time if it is crowded upon your arrival
  • Wear a mask when out in public, if possible, and especially when physical distancing is difficult
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before and after enjoying the outdoors

For more information or to access the publication online, visit


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Marissa LaBianca
Communications and Marketing Associate