Stanley Park Community Centre is home to a triple gym, program rooms and more. You can register for affordable fitness classes, workshops, events and other activities for the whole family.

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. Neighbourhood association
  9. Gym
  10. Outdoor amenities
  11. Washrooms
  12. Computers and Wi-Fi
  13. Rentals

Contact information

Address: 505 Franklin Street North

Phone number: 519-741-2504

Email Stanley Park Community Centre


Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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

Stanley Park Community Centre will be closed on Monday, May 20.

Parking and transit

Free parking is available at the community centre off Franklin Street North.

These Grand River Transit (GRT) routes stop on Ottawa Street North near Stanley Park 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 to find the right program for you.

Registration dates

Registration for spring 2024 city-run programs at our community centres and summer camps is open now.

Mark your calendars with these upcoming registration dates:

  • summer 2024 programs and swimming lessons: Tuesday, June 11
  • fall 2024 programs and swimming lessons: Tuesday, August 13

Register on ActiveNet

Find a full list of our community centres.

Programs for kids and teens

  • arts and crafts
  • music lessons

Programs for adults

  • Zumba classes
  • pilates
  • yoga
  • cardio fitness

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.

If you have a leisure access card, the Stanley Park Neighbourhood Association offers a discount of 75% off one program per session.

Neighbourhood association

Stanley Park Community Association (SPCA) covers the area around Stanley Park Community Centre and offers programs at the centre, including:

Check out their website, Instagram page and Facebook page. You can subscribe to their newsletter at the bottom of any page on their website to get updates from the association.


Stanley Park Community Centre does not have open gym time or workout equipment. Join one of our programs to get active.

Outdoor amenities

These outdoor amenities are available at Stanley Park Community Centre:


There are men’s and women’s washrooms off the main floor hallway of Stanley Park Community Centre. Both washrooms are accessible and have a change table.

There is an accessible, gender-neutral washroom across from the gym.

Computers and Wi-Fi

Public access computers are available across from the front desk while the centre is open. You do not need to book a spot at a computer ahead of 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.

Visit our Digital Kitchener page to find online safety resources.


You can rent rooms at Stanley Park 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 - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • room two – seating capacity 20 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • gym (triple) – seating capacity 450 people - $103.94 per hour, including HST
  • gym (double) – seating capacity 350 people - $85.43 per hour, including HST
  • gym (single) – seating capacity 125 people - $66.93 per hour, including HST
  • dance room – seating capacity 40 people - $60.03 per hour, including HST
  • kitchen (cooking) – capacity 12 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.