Select splash pads and pools open

Breithaupt Centre, Chandler Mowat, Doon Pioneer Park, Victoria Park, McLennan Park, Centreville-Chicopee and Kingsdale splash pads will remain open until Sunday, Sept. 27 (weather permitting).

Breithaupt, Lyle Hallman and Forest Heights indoor pools are open. Read more.

Parks, trails, Kitchener Golf, Kitchener Market Saturday Farmers' Market and most outdoor facilities are open. Learn more about what's open and closed.

The Region of Waterloo passed a bylaw requiring the wearing of face coverings in enclosed public spaces that is now in effect. You can learn more about the bylaw and what it means for you on the Region of Waterloo site.

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:

Indoor pools - open

Indoor pools - closed

Outdoor pools

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:

Outdoor pools - closed for the season

Splash pads

Splash pads at Victoria Park and McLennan Park are staffed from 11:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. seven days a week. Depending on the size of the splash pad, 10 to 20 people will be allowed on at a time to promote physical distancing, however parents or guardians must enforce physical distancing by children at all times. During busy periods, usage will be limited to 15 minutes. Visitors are encouraged to plan their visit as we anticipate long wait times.
All other open splash pads are not currently staffed. Parents or guardians are expected to enforce physical distancing by children at all times. 
All City of Kitchener run splash pads are expected to remain open until Sunday, Sept. 27 (weather permitting). 

Splash pads - open

Splash pads - closed

  • Vanier Park splash pad, 329 Vanier Dr.
  • 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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