Kiwanis park and pool is home to a lake-like outdoor pool, leash-free dog park, canoe launch and more. The outdoor pool is closed for the season.

On this page:

  1. Contact information
  2. Hours
  3. Parking
  4. Washrooms
  5. Park
  6. Pool area
  7. Summer camps
  8. Swim admission guidelines
  9. Weather policy

Contact information

Address: 1000 Kiwanis Park Drive

Phone number: 519-741-2200 ext. 3485

Email Kiwanis Park and Pool


Hours

Kiwanis Pool is closed for the season.


Parking

Free parking is available off Kiwanis Park Drive. There are accessible parking spaces near the entrance to the pool area.

There are no bike racks at Kiwanis Park and Pool.


Washrooms

Washrooms are available during pool hours and are closed for the season.


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)
  • picnic tables

Pool area fees

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

  • child (0 to 17): $4
  • adult (18 to 54): $6
  • senior (over 55): $4

We do not offer family rates, weekend passes or daily passes at Kiwanis Pool.

If you want to cancel or change your swim time, you must do so at least 48 hours before the start of your swim time.

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

Open the accordions below to find guidelines for each age group.

Under 6 years old
  • shallow side of the black line: your child must be actively supervised by someone 12 years or older at all times who can respond immediately to help the child
  • deep side of the black line: your child must be within one arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times, including if your child did a swim test and passed

You or someone 12 years or older are allowed to supervise a maximum of two kids between 0 and 6 years old. (two children to one adult ratio)

7 to 9 years old
  • child may swim alone on either side of the black line if they pass the swim test
  • if child did not pass a swim test and is in the pool on the shallow side of the black line: child must be actively supervised by someone 12 years or older at all times who can respond immediately to help
  • if child did not pass a swim test and they are on the deep side of the black line: child must be within one arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times

You or someone 12 years or older can supervise a maximum of three kids between 7 and 9 years old. (three children to one adult ratio) 

Over 10 years
  • child may swim alone
  • lifeguards reserve the right to still restrict where child may swim if their swimming ability and/or behaviour poses a risk
Over 12 years
  • may supervise other swimmers (see ratios above)
  • lifeguards reserve the right to still restrict where child may swim or who they may supervise if their swimming ability and/or behaviour poses a risk

Swim test

The swim test is similar to a driving test. We want to make sure that your child can confidently and safely swim on their own. Your child only needs to take the test the first time they visit Kiwanis Pool. After that, we'll have their name in our swim test binder.

To pass the swim test, swimmers must be able to:

  • comfortably perform a front stroke or breaststroke on their front for at least 15 metres
  • be able to put their face in the water and take at least one breath without putting their feet on the bottom of the pool

Children aged 7 to 9 years old who pass the test will get their green wristband replaced with a red wristband. This wristband tells our lifeguards that your child passed the swim test and can swim on their own.

If your child does not pass the swim test, we recommend practicing before trying again. Our lifeguards reserve the right to limit how often they will offer re-tests.


Weather policy

For your safety, we close the pool if any of the following conditions occur:

  • heavy rainfall
  • lightning or thunder

If in doubt, call 519-741-2200 ext. 3485 to check if we are open.