Kiwanis Park and Pool


Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park is CLOSED for 2018 Season

Kiwanis Park is now closed for 2018. Thank you very much to all our guests for a terrific season! Kiwanis Park will reopen in June 2019. See you next Summer!

Kiwanis Park is a true treasure, and a great place to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. The park provides quick access to the Walter Bean Trail and the Grand River - a perfect place for hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing.

 Park hours of operation
Everyday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Everyday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Park amenities

Kiwanis Park has an amazing, newly renovated, lake-like swimming pool that provides a space for people to enjoy a beach-like setting without leaving the city. 
Athletic fields and beach volleyball courts are available for use by park guests on a first come, first serve basis, or you can book ahead. You must supply your own equipment. To make a booking, please contact Marianne Shilling through email or by phone 519-741-2200 ex 7398  
Snack bar
Hot dogs, poutine and other delicious snacks are available at our snack bar. Cash only. No ATM on site. Open during park hours.
Kiwanis Park is working towards replacing our playground. The public survey about playground features is now closed. Design options will now be created and we'll be presenting them to the public later this fall. Subscribe to this page to be alerted when the design options are ready.
Picnic areas and shelters
Kiwanis Park has a number of options for your picnics, family or work gatherings and special events. For rental information and bookings, please contact Michelle MacDonald through email or by phone 519-741-2200 ex 5137 
Dog park
The leash-free dog park is located approximately one kilometre from the pool and parking area. There is no admission charge to use the dog park. Please ensure your dog is on a leash until you arrive at the dog park.
Canoe launch
Enjoy a trip down the Grand River by bringing your canoe to Kiwanis Park. No admission is charged to use the launch.


Playground replacement

We are replacing the playground in Kiwanis Park and we want your help! The public survey about playground features is now closed. Design options will now be created and we'll be presenting them to the public this fall. Subscribe to this page to be alerted when the design options are ready. The new playground should be complete in time for the pool opening in the spring of 2019. 

For more information, contact us at 519-741-2502 during the fall, winter and spring.

Kiwanis Pool

Hundreds of residents visit Kiwanis Park pool daily during the summer months to enjoy the serene outdoor space, including summer camp programs from the park and from surrounding areas. In addition to the lake-like design, the new pool now has a spray feature so that even the youngest park visitors have a place to cool off.

Swimming Fees

  • Single: $6
  • 5 tickets: $28.90
  • 20 tickets: $115.30
  • 60 tickets: $305.65
  • 3 month pass: accepted but not sold onsite
  • 3 month pass + Aquafit: accepted but not sold onsite
Child (0-17) and Senior (55+) 
  • Single: $3.85
  • 5 tickets: $18
  • 20 tickets: $72.25
  • 60 tickets: $195.60
  • 3 month pass: accepted but not sold onsite
  • 3 month pass + Aquafit: accepted but not sold onsite
  •  Single family admission: pay per person until 5 p.m.
    $13 family passes are available after 5 p.m.
  • 5 family passes: $57.20
  • 3 month pass: Accepted but not sold onsite

 Note: daily and weekend passes are not accepted at Kiwanis Park

Rental Opportunities

Kiwanis Park has a variety of rental opportunities! We are now taking bookings for the summer of 2019. Whether you're looking to have a company picnic, birthday party or family reunion, Kiwanis Park has everything you need to make your event a success! Below are the steps to book your event today.


Step 1: Which picnic shelter would you like for your event?

Kiwanis Park has three picnic shelters available for daily rentals. Select the one that best fits your needs.

Kiwanis picnic shelter

  • sitting capacity: 70
  • half day rental option: yes
  • guest minimum: yes
  • hydro: no
  • nearest amenities: parking and the playground
  • half day price: $33.71
  • full day price: $53.94

Tim Hortons picnic shelter

  • sitting capacity: 70
  • half day rental option: yes
  • guest minimum: yes
  • hydro: no
  • nearest amenities: parking and the canoe launch
  • half day price: $33.71
  • full day price: $53.94

Beachside picnic shelter

  • sitting capacity: 150
  • half day rental option: no
  • guest minimum: no
  • hydro: yes
  • nearest amenities: pool, washrooms, volleyball courts, snack bar, and the playground
  • full day price: $107.88
Step 2: How many guests will you have at your event?

The rental of a picnic shelter includes a discounted admission rate of $4 per guest.

Please note the following rental guest minimums and their applicable dates:

  • May and June: 40 guests for a half day, 90 guests for a full day
  • July and August: No minimum
  • September: 40 guests for a half day, 90 guests for a full day
Step 3: When would you like to have your event?

Kiwanis Park rental season runs from May 1 to Sept. 30.

Half day rentals are available with 4 hour morning and afternoon timeslots. 

Half day rental times:

May to July

  • Morning: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Afternoon: 4 - 8 p.m.

August and September

  • Morning: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Afternoon: 3 - 7 p.m.

Full day rental times:

  • May to July: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Aug. and Sept.: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Step 4: Let's book your event!

Contact or visit the Breithaupt Centre to check availability and to book you event. All rentals are booked through our administrative coordinator, Michelle MacDonald.

Breithaupt Centre

350 Margaret Ave, Kitchener, ON N2H 4J8

T.: 519-741-2502

Email Michelle MacDonald 

Step 5: Payment for your picnic shelter

Payment for your picnic shelter will be due at the time of your reservation.

A rental contract will be developed and sent ot you to sign. Signed contracts can be returned to the Breithaupt Centre, or scanned and sent by email to Michelle MacDonald.

Step 6: Payment for your guests

Payment for your guests is made at least two weeks prior to the date of your event.

Payment can be accepted:

  • Over the phone with a credit card. Please call the Breithaupt Centre (519-741-2502)
  • Electronically with a credit card through your ActiveNet account
  • In person at the Breithaupt Centre by cash, credit, debit, or cheque.

Upon payment, you will receive enough admission wristbands for all your guests. 

All rentals include
  • picnic tables and a clean site when you arrive
  • access to the change rooms and washroom facilities
  • certified lifeguard staff that will be on-dute at all times when the pool is open
  • garbage and recycling receptacles at your picnic shelter
  • friendly maintenance staff who will set up your site the way you want it, and clean up the site for you when your rental is complete
  • access to the pool and spray features (June 8 to September 7)
 Special requests
Entertainment devices such as bouncy castles or the presence of food vendors may be permitted. Special requests may require permits and/or proof of insurance. Please provide any special requests at the time of the booking.
 Stereos and music
Those who wish to use small stereos or un-amplified musical instruments as part of their event must secure written permission from the park supervisor at least two weeks prior to the date of their rental. Larger public annoucment systems are not permitted. On-site City of Kitchener staff reserve the right to decide what level of volume is acceptable.
The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited at Kiwanis Park. Guests found with alcohol will be asked to pour out the contents and may be ased to leave the park without a refund.
 Inclement weather and cancellations

 The City of Kitchener will not provide refunds for rental groups that:

  • choose not to come to Kiwanis Park on the day of their booking due to poor weather
  • lose pool time due to unsafe conditions from inclement weather 

Weather policy

 For your safety, we close the pool if any of the following conditions occur: 
  1. Temperatures drops below 15°C
  2. There is heavy rainfall
  3. We see lightning or hear thunder (we must wait 20 minutes to re-admit following the last sighting). 
If in doubt, give us a call to make sure we are open. No refunds are given for pool closings.

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.

Kiwanis Camp

Kiwanis Classic Camp

For kids seven to 12 years-old who have completed Grade 2. Campers will spend their days outdoors playing a variety of sports and games, swimming, making friends, and learning about the natural world around them. Daily Swim. Ratio 10:1
To learn more about Kiwanis camp, and to register, you can go to ACTIVE Net and to see all of the camp options the City of Kitchener has to offer, go to our camps page.


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