All city-run facilities are closed

All city-run cultural and recreation facilities will be closed, and all city-run programming and activities will be cancelled.

Visit the City of Kitchener’s webpage for more details.

Cameron Heights Pool closure

As you may be aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) is currently engaged in province-wide labour negotiations. As a result of ongoing job action by OSSTF, all evening and weekend community use of schools operated by the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be cancelled starting on February 1, 2020 for seven calendar days.

Update from WRDSB: all evening and weekend community use of schools will be cancelled until March 13, 2020. 

Cameron Heights Pool will continue to be closed until March 13, 2020.

Registered users and renters will be contacted by staff. Call 519-741-2482 or subscribe to this page for updates.

City of Kitchener owns and operates four indoor pools, three outdoor pools, eight splash pads and Kiwanis Park and Pool. We also provide our very own Learn to Swim Program. Whether you're three months old or 30 years old, we have a swimming program for you.  

Indoor pools

Indoor pools provide various aquatic programs throughout the year including swimming lessons, aquatic fitness classes, summer and March break camps and more! By clicking on the location below, you can learn more about what is offered at each pool:

Outdoor pools

All outdoor pools are now closed. Thanks for a great summer and we hope to see you back in 2020.
Outdoor pools provide public swim times as well as various programs and lessons. By clicking on the location below, you can learn more about what is offered at each pool:

Splash pads

Splash pads operated by The City of Kitchener are now open for the season. Splash pads are open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily. As noted below, the splash pad in Doon Pioneer Park will remain closed for the 2019 season due to the community centre renovations.

All City Splash pads will be closed as of Monday, Sept. 23.

A spray feature has also been added to the pool in Kiwanis Park.

  • Kiwanis Park pool and spray feature, 1000 Kiwanis Park Dr., 519-745-8133

Swim admission guidelines

  • 0-6 years: Must be within 1 arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times, including if swim test has been passed (2:1 ratio)
  • 7-9 years: May swim alone if they pass the swim test, if not they must be within 1 arm's reach of someone 12 years or older at all times (3:1 ratio)
  • 10+ years: May swim alone
  • 12+ years: May supervise other swimmers (see ratios above)
  • Deep end swimmers: All swimmers must pass the swim test to enter the deep end. Swimmers of any age may be asked to complete the swim test at the discretion of the lifeguards.

To pass the swim test, swimmers must be able to comfortably perform a recognizable stroke on their front for a minimum of 15 meters with the ability to put their face in the water and take at least one (1) breath without putting their feet on the bottom of the pool.

Children ages 7-9 who successfully complete the test, or have completed Level H, will receive a Swim Test Card. Swim test cards must be presented prior to admission to a recreational swim.

Forgot your Swim Test Card? You will be required to complete another swim test.


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