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. Contact information
  3. Hours
  4. Parking and transit
  5. Register for a program
  6. Drop-in programs
  7. Leisure access
  8. Neighbourhood association
  9. Gym
  10. Washrooms
  11. Computers and Wi-Fi
  12. Rentals
  13. In the neighbourhood

COVID-19 updates

Community centres to begin reopening on Monday, Feb. 22

Effective Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 12:01 a.m., Kitchener and all of Waterloo Region will move to the Red-Control level of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework

Some community centres will continue to remain open for emergency social services such as food distribution, warming centres, addiction support and public access computers. Community centres will begin reopening for some programs and services on February 22. 

Visitors must continue to register through ActiveNet for all programs. All visitors and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

Please visit your community centre’s webpage for operating hours and additional information as it becomes available.

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


Contact information

Address: 1700 Queen’s Boulevard

Phone number: 519-741-2621

Email Forest Heights Community Centre


Hours

Monday and Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to noon

Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to noon

Saturday and Sunday: closed

The centre will be closed on these days:

  • Friday, April 2
  • Monday, April 5
  • Monday, May 24

Parking and transit

Free parking is available off Margaret Avenue.

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

Drop-in programs

Join one of our free or low-cost drop-in programs to get active and have fun. Some popular programs are listed below:

  • cards and games
  • pickleball
  • walking club
  • basketball

Most drop-in programs are free. Some cost $2 per session.


Leisure access

Visit our leisure access page to apply for lower registration fees. Our goal is to make city-run programs accessible to everyone.


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.


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.


Rentals

You can rent rooms at Forest Heights Community Centre for meetings or events. Call 519-741-2621 for more information.


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