Breithaupt Centre is home to a pool, gym, snack bar and more. You can register for affordable yoga classes, fun art classes, swimming lessons and other activities for the whole family.

Find a program

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Proof of vaccination
  3. Contact information
  4. Hours
  5. Parking and transit
  6. Register for a program
  7. Leisure access
  8. Neighbourhood association
  9. Gym
  10. Pool
  11. Park
  12. Washrooms
  13. Computers and Wi-Fi
  14. Rentals

COVID-19 updates

All City of Kitchener community centres are open for registered programs.

Some community centres are open for these services:

  • youth and seniors programming
  • public access computers
  • emergency social services such as food distribution and addiction support
  • neighbourhood association programming
  • free space for community use (gymnasium and centre meeting rooms) 

Contact your neighbourhood community centre for more details.

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

Proof of vaccination

Individuals entering a City of Kitchener recreation facility or community centre must show proof of vaccination via a paper or electronic copy of their vaccine record as well as identification. Some exceptions apply. Learn more.  

You can print or download your vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal.

Contact information

Address: 350 Margaret Avenue

Phone number: 519-741-2502

Email Breithaupt Centre


Starting November 1, Breithaupt Centre will close for approximately eight weeks. Thanks for your patience as we replace the boiler system.

Monday: 5:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday to Friday: 5:15 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Breithaupt Centre will be closed on these days:

  • October 10 and 11

Parking and transit

Free parking is available off Margaret Avenue.

Grand River Transit (GRT) route 4 stops on Margaret Avenue in front of Breithaupt Centre. Plan your route with GRT’s trip planner.

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

Register for a program

We offer programs for kids, teens and adults of every age, including the popular programs listed below. Check ActiveNet or your copy of Active Kitchener to find the right program for you.

Programs for kids and teens

  • dance classes
  • piano lessons
  • sports programs
  • preschool programs
  • art classes

We want to know what your needs are for daytime children and youth programs during the upcoming school year! Please fill out this 5-minute survey before October 1 to help us make decisions about programming.

Programs for adults

  • fitness classes
  • art classes
  • piano lessons
  • sports programs
  • yoga classes
  • badminton

Ongoing groups

  • book club
  • cards
  • knitting
  • billiards
  • woodworking

Leisure access

Visit our leisure access page to apply for lower registration fees for city-run programs. This does not include programs run by neighbourhood associations or our partners. Check with centre staff for fee assistance options.

Neighbourhood association

Mount Hope Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association covers the area around Breithaupt Centre. Check out their blog and Facebook page.

MHBP offers programs at Breithaupt Centre, check your copy of Active Kitchener for details.


Breithaupt Centre does not have open gym time or workout equipment.


Breithaupt Centre Pool is an indoor pool with public swimming and swimming lessons. Check our public swimming schedule to find a time to come in for a swim.


Breithaupt Park has:

If you are visiting the baseball diamonds, you can find extra parking off Union Street.


These washrooms are available at Breithaupt Centre:

  • two gender-neutral washrooms in the lobby (open to all visitors)
  • washrooms in each of the changerooms
  • men’s and ladies’ washrooms in the solarium
  • men’s and ladies’ washrooms on the second floor

All our washrooms are accessible. There is an accessible changeroom as well.

There are change tables in some of the washrooms, but not in the changerooms.

Computers and Wi-Fi

Due to COVID-19, there are no public access computers available at this time.

Use your own phone, tablet or computer with our free Wi-Fi. Choose the “Kitchener Public WiFi” network and follow the instructions that show up.


You can rent rooms at Breithaupt Centre for meetings or events. Call 519-741-2502 for more information.