Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada with nearly 40,000 players and over five million cricket fans according to a 2022 Canadian survey.

On June 7, the City of Kitchener will open a new outdoor cricket ground at Kiwanis Park, to help meet the demand for recreation space for the sport of cricket locally. With the installation of the cricket ground at Kiwanis Park, the city will be home to four cricket grounds, including RBJ Schlegel Park, Resurrection Park, and Laurentian Park. 

“Kitchener has seen exponential growth of our community’s interest in the sport of cricket, and with that we have seen a growing need for full-size cricket space to accommodate play,” said Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic . “As Canada’s fastest growing community, and as an increasingly diverse community, Kitchener is committed to prioritizing its support for a more diverse sporting community as well and have engaged with local sports groups to understand and support their needs, today and in the future.”

In addition to the outdoor cricket grounds, it was recently announced that the new Kitchener indoor recreation complex, scheduled to open in summer of 2026 at RBJ Schlegel Park, will be adding an indoor cricket batting cage to continue to support the growth of the sport and access to training facilities year-round.

The Kiwanis Park cricket grounds will be located alongside the disc sport fields, maximizing the effective use of city sports fields. Ultimate Frisbee will continue to be played on the disc sport fields on weeknights. 

This new amenity supports the city’s strategic goal of “fostering a caring city together”.

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For more information, contact:

Shawn Falcao 

Manager, Corporate Communication    
City of Kitchener