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. COVID-19 updates
  2. Proof of vaccination
  3. Contact information
  4. Hours
  5. Parking and transit
  6. Register for a program
  7. Book your bubble
  8. Leisure access
  9. Neighbourhood association
  10. Gym
  11. Washrooms
  12. Computers and Wi-Fi
  13. In the neighbourhood

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: 1700 Queen’s Boulevard

Phone number: 519-741-2621

Email Forest Heights Community Centre


Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: closed


Parking and transit

Free parking is available off Queen's Boulevard.

These Grand River Transit (GRT) routes stop near Forest Heights Community 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
  • music lessons
  • karate
  • basketball
  • dodgeball

Programs for adults

  • volleyball
  • yoga
  • Zumba
  • music lessons
  • technology classes

 

Book your bubble

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

Learn more about the program or book your time online.


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 community centre staff for fee assistance options.


Neighbourhood association

These groups cover the area around Forest Heights Community Centre:

FHCA offers programs at Forest Heights Community Centre, check your copy of Active Kitchener for details.


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.

Due to COVID-19, the washrooms are only open to those who are registered for a program.


Wi-Fi

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.


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