Forest Heights Community Centre is home to a gym, outdoor ice rink and more. You can register for affordable classes and activities for the whole family.

You can find Forest Heights Pool and a Kitchener Public Library branch near the community centre.

Find a program

On this page:

  1. Contact information
  2. Hours
  3. Parking and transit
  4. Register for a program
  5. Book a gym
  6. Book a community room
  7. Leisure Access
  8. Advisory committee
  9. Gym
  10. Washrooms
  11. Computers and Wi-Fi
  12. Rentals
  13. In the neighbourhood

Contact information

Address: 1700 Queen’s Boulevard

Phone number: 519-741-2621

Email Forest Heights Community Centre


Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: closed

Forest Heights Community Centre will be open on Monday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Parking and transit

Free parking is available off Queen's Boulevard.

These Grand River Transit (GRT) routes stop near Forest Heights Community Centre:

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

Get directions on Google Maps


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.

Registration dates

Registration for winter 2024 city-run programs at our community centres is open now.

Mark your calendars with these registration dates for spring 2024:

  • spring programs and swimming lessons: Tuesday, March 5 at 8:30 a.m.
  • summer camps: Tuesday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Register on ActiveNet

Find a full list of our community centres.

Programs for kids and teens

  • dance classes
  • karate
  • basketball
  • dodgeball
  • soccer
  • youth drop-in

Programs for adults and seniors

  • fitness classes
  • badminton
  • yoga
  • Zumba
  • pickleball
  • volleyball
  • watercolours
  • dance
  • basketball (ages 18 to 30)

Book a gym

You can book 45 minutes of open gym time for up to 10 people (including yourself). This program is free.

Book online

Visit our book free space page to find booking rules and safety measures.


Book a community room

Book a community room to host your next book club or neighbourhood project meeting! Multi-purpose rooms at city facilities can be reserved for free, for up to two hours and as far as 30 days in advance.

Book online

Visit our book free space page to find booking rules and safety measures.


Leisure Access

Visit our Leisure Access (fee assistance) page to apply for lower program registration fees. This does not include programs run by our partners. Check with community centre staff for fee assistance options.


Advisory committee

Apply to join our new advisory committee to help make recommendations for program and service improvements at Forest Heights Community Centre! If you live in the Forest Heights or Forest Hill communities, fill out our online form to share your background, skills and interests.

Apply online

Applications are open until 11:55 p.m. on February 24, 2024.


Gym

Forest Heights Community Centre does not have open gym time or workout equipment. Join one of our programs to play basketball, pickleball and more.


Washrooms

There are three washrooms in the lobby of Forest Heights Community Centre:

  • one women’s washroom
  • one men’s washroom
  • one accessible gender-neutral washroom

There is a change table in the gender-neutral washroom.


Computers and Wi-Fi

Public access computers are available in the front lobby while the centre is open.

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.


Rentals

You can rent rooms at Forest Heights Community Centre for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • room one – seating capacity 20 people - $21.58 per hour, including HST
  • room two – seating capacity 60 people - $42.73 per hour, including HST
  • room three – seating capacity 20 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • room four – seating capacity 40 people - $42.73 per hour, including HST
  • multipurpose room / gym (single) – seating capacity 200 people - $66.93 per hour, including HST
  • kitchen (cooking) – capacity 5 people - $32.75 per hour, including HST

Note that when booked after business hours a three hour minimum rental is required and additional staff charges will apply.

Depending on the nature of your event other rental costs can include:

  • Resound and SOCAN fees
  • insurance
  • licensing

If you're interested in booking this facility or getting a more detailed quote, please complete the inquiry form to tell us more about your event. Staff will confirm the details of your event with you before finalizing the booking.


In the neighbourhood

Pool

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

Forest Heights Pool is not in the same building as the community centre.

You will need to cross Queen’s Boulevard to access the pool. Parking is available off Fischer-Hallman Road.

Address: 253 Fischer-Hallman Road

Park

Fischer Park has:

  • a skatepark
  • soccer fields
  • tennis courts
  • a walking and running track

You will need to cross Queen’s Boulevard to access Fischer Park. Parking is available off Fischer-Hallman Road.

Library

Forest Heights Community Library is a branch of the Kitchener Public Library. It is in the same building as Forest Heights Pool.

You will need to cross Queen’s Boulevard to access the library. Parking is available off Fischer-Hallman Road.

Address: 251 Fischer-Hallman Road