Wilson outdoor pool features a large shallow end for families and guests of all ages. Subscribe to this page to get an email when we add our programs for the summer.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Contact information
  3. Hours
  4. Parking and transit
  5. Public swimming schedule
  6. Swimming fees
  7. Swim admission guidelines
  8. Weather policy
  9. Register for a program
  10. In the neighbourhood

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: 78 Wilson Avenue

Phone number: 519-741-2200, ext. 3479


Wilson Outdoor Pool is currently closed for the winter. Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we update our hours for the summer.

Parking and transit

Free parking is available off Wilson Avenue.

Grand River Transit (GRT) route 28 stops on Wilson Avenue. Plan your route with GRT’s trip planner.

GRT no longer offers paper bus tickets. Fare payment information is available on their website.

Bike racks are available at Wilson outdoor pool.

Swimming programs

Please subscribe to this page to get an email when we add our swimming programs for the summer.

Swimming fees


  • single: $6
  • 5 tickets: $28.25
  • 20 tickets: $111.85
  • 60 tickets: $321.10

Child (0-17) and senior (55+) 

  • single: $4
  • 5 tickets: $18.50
  • 20 tickets: $70.35
  • 60 tickets: $200


  • single family admission: $13.65
  • 5 family admission tickets: $60.25
Apply for lower fees
Through our leisure access program, you can apply for lower fees for city-run programs. Find out if you're eligible and learn how to apply on our leisure access page.

Get leisure support

If you or your child has a disability, you can apply for an inclusion membership to get leisure support. Support can include personal assistance for leisure activities (PAL).

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.

Weather policy

For your safety, we close the pool under these conditions:

  • temperatures drop below 15°C
  • heavy rainfall
  • lightening or thunder

If in doubt, give us a call 519-741-2200, ext. 3479 to see if we are open.

Register for a program

Kingsdale Community Centre offers programs for the whole family, including:

  • Dance lessons
  • Piano lessons
  • Yoga classes
  • Book club
  • Card clubs
  • Summer camps

Learn more on our Kingsdale Community Centre page or register on ActiveNet.

In the neighbourhood

Wilson pool is next to Kingsdale Community Centre.

Wilson Park has a splash pad, located at 78 Wilson Avenue.

Wilson Park also has four baseball diamonds and one sports field, which you can book for private use. Check our field conditions page to see if the diamonds are open.