Kiwanis Park and Pool is home to a lake-like outdoor pool, leash-free dog park, canoe launch and more. We host day camps in the summer for kids between 7 and 12 years old. Rental opportunities are also available for our sport fields, picnic shelters, and beach volleyball courts.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Contact information
  3. Hours
  4. Parking
  5. Washrooms
  6. Park
  7. Pool area
  8. Summer camps
  9. Swim admission guidelines

COVID-19 updates

All City of Kitchener pools are closed for public use

Ontario is in a state of emergency and under a stay-at-home order. This is in addition to the current provincewide shutdown.

Program participants will receive a full refund for classes missed during the shutdown period. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the same card, where possible. All other customers will receive a credit to their account.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.


Contact information

Address: 1000 Kiwanis Park Drive

Phone number: 519-741-2502

Email Kiwanis Park and Pool


Hours

Kiwanis Pool is closed for the season. Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we open again in June 2021.

Our dog park is open year-round. The dog park’s hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.


Parking

Free parking is available off Kiwanis Park Drive.

There are no bike racks at Kiwanis Park and Pool.


Washrooms

These washrooms are available at Kiwanis Park and Pool:

  • one men’s changeroom
  • one ladies’ changeroom
  • one private, gender-neutral, accessible changeroom

The men’s and ladies’ changerooms have private change stalls and showers. The gender-neutral changeroom has a change table and shower.


Park

Kiwanis Park has a playground, dog park and canoe launch. There are also athletic fields and beach volleyball courts. The park is open year-round, but Kiwanis Pool is only open in the summer.

Dog park

Our leash-free dog park is a one kilometre walk from the pool and parking area. You do not need to pay to use the dog park.

Please keep your dog on its leash until you get in the dog park.

Sports

Our athletic fields and beach volleyball courts are available on a first come, first serve basis, or you can book ahead. You must bring your own equipment.

Learn more about field bookings.

Canoe launch

Bring your canoe to Kiwanis Park and enjoy a trip down the Grand River. You do not need to pay to use our canoe launch.

Look for Marsland Landing at Kiwanis Park on your navigation app.


Pool area

Our fenced pool area includes:

  • a lake-like pool
  • snack bar serving hot dogs, poutine and other snacks (cash only)
  • Plenty of picnic tables
  • picnic shelters available for rent

Pool area fees

We charge admission fees to use the fenced pool area, including our picnic tables and changerooms.

Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we post our pool fees for 2021.

Flotation devices

You can use these flotation devices at Kiwanis Park:

  • lifejackets
  • noodles
  • puddle jumpers
  • water wings
  • flutterboards (not boogie boards)
  • uncovered 1-person baby boats
  • balls and small toys

We will allow other devices if:

  • they are smaller than 91 cm x 91 cm (3 feet x 3 feet)
  • there is visibility above the child in the flotation device
  • there are fewer than 100 guests at the pool
  • if the flotation device is being used for its intended purpose
  • the weather conditions are suitable

In extenuating circumstances, where safety is a concern, the lifeguards reserve the right to further restrict flotation devices to ensure the safety of our guests. Our lifeguards are responsible for the safety of all swimmers. Any obstruction to their view of the pool bottom and other swimmers will be restricted. If you have questions or require an accommodation, please see a staff member in the lifeguard hut.


Summer camps

Visit our camps page to learn more about city camps.


Swim admission guidelines

  • 0-6 years: must be within 1 arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times, including if swim test has been passed (2:1 ratio)
  • 7-9 years: may swim alone if they pass the swim test, if not they must be within 1 arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times (3:1 ratio)
  • 10+ years: may swim alone
  • 12+ years: may supervise other swimmers (see ratios above)
  • deep end swimmers: All swimmers must pass the swim test to enter the deep end. Swimmers of any age may be asked to complete the swim test at the discretion of the lifeguards.

To pass the swim test, swimmers must be able to comfortably perform a recognizable stroke on their front for a minimum of 15 meters with the ability to put their face in the water and take at least one (1) breath without putting their feet on the bottom of the pool.

Children ages 7-9 who successfully complete the test, or have completed Level H, will receive a Swim Test Card. Swim test cards must be presented prior to admission to a recreational swim.

Forgot your Swim Test Card? You will be required to complete another swim test.