Recreation

Children play at a Recreation Day Camp
Our mission is to offer residents and visitors diverse opportunities to improve their health and quality of life.

Recreation is happy to offer the following for fall 2021:

  • Recreation Programming
  • Aquatic Programming
  • After School Program (SOAR)
  • Gym Rentals
    • Room Rentals

For all recreation inquiries, including Pathway to Potential (P2P) for programming, refund inquires, registrations, and rentals, clients can call 519-255-1161 to speak with a Centralized Registration Booking Centre team member.

Fall recreation programming is currently offered at the following locations:

  • Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex - CPRC
  • Forest Glade Community Centre - FGCC
  • WFCU Centre - WFCU

Aquatic programming is currently offered at the following locations:

  • WFCU Community Pool - WFCU Pool
  • Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre - WIATC

Afterschool programming is currently offered at the following locations:

  • Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex - AKH
  • Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex - CPRC
  • Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex - GALM
  • Windsor Water World - WWW

Rental spaces for fall 2021 include:

  • Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex - CPRC
  • Forest Glade Community Centre - FGCC
  • Malden Park Visitor Centre - MPVC
  • Optimist Community Centre - OPT
  • WFCU Centre - WFCU

Please note that a high volume of requests have been logged, and staff are working diligently to accommodate the requests in the order that they were received.

Any rentals cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions will be credited/refunded accordingly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Pathway to Potential

P2P eligibility is currently available to children ages 17 and under for an unlimited amount of barcodes for fall 2021.

Clients can email p2pprogram@citywindsor.ca or call 519-255-1161 to speak with a Central Booking Team member.

Online COVID-19 Screening

The City has established an online COVID health screening app for visitors to our Recreation & Culture facilities. The app can be accessed from a desktop or phone and would qualify as proof of screening for users of our facilities. Once the screening is done, the user will receive an email that confirms they are cleared to enter a given facility on a given day. This email can be shown to screening staff upon entry to the building.

Below is also a QR code that can be scanned by a phone to access the screening app.

Q R Code to access COVID screening app

For more information on COVID-19 procedures, visit the City of Windsor COVID-19 page for the latest updates.


Smoke-Free Ontario Act

As of January 1, 2015, it is illegal to:

  • Smoke tobacco and hold lighted tobacco within 20 metres of playgrounds and sporting areas, and on spectator areas adjacent to sporting areas.
  • Smoke tobacco on bar and restaurant patios; exemption for legions that have established a restaurant or bar patio prior to November 18, 2013 that was compliant with prior regulation (no rooftop covering).
  • Sell tobacco on university, college campuses, schools, private schools and day nurseries, including private-home day cares.

For more information, visit Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) 2017 and Smoke-Free Spaces from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.


Programs and Activities

The City of Windsor's Recreation and Culture Department is a leader in providing healthy living options for the community.

More than 8,000 programs in community centres and pools offer people of all ages the opportunity for quality leisure. Options range from swimming lessons to ballroom dancing, from karate to tai chi, from landscape design to ice skating.

Want to learn more about the activities we offer? The current Activity Guide is offered as a page-flipping book and can be downloaded in PDF format. For more information of how you can advertise with us, visit our Activity Guide information page

View our latest Activity Guide and register online for Parks and recreation programs by visiting www.activewindsor.ca.  This is the most accurate listing of all programs offered by Recreation and Culture.

Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre (WIATC) and Adventure Bay Family Water Park​

The competitive pool and aquatic play area opened in downtown Windsor in January 2014. We offer a number of swim times - adult length swims, aquafit, and recreational swims in the WIATC pool.  

Visit www.adventurebay.ca, for information on Windsor's wildest water park.

Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex, Gino & Liz Marcus Community Complex  and the WFCU Centre also offer aquatic programming for all ages.

Rec Express Card 

Ask about our Rec Express Gift Card. Ideal for gift giving with no expiry date! Load a card with any denomination above $5 and use it for community centre programs, facility rentals and swimming. The Rec Express Card is available at community centres, arenas, pools and online at www.activewindsor.ca. Cards can be reloaded.

Community and Special Events

  • The Recreation and Culture Department is a key facilitator for community events, particularly in the areas of outdoor festivals, seasonal sports, and recreational opportunities for special populations. Skilled professionals work with the community to develop and plan for self-sustaining events to enrich our community calendar.

Cultural Affairs 

  • Culture joined Recreation in the spring of 2010 -- a move that provides more integrated services to residents.  Windsor's Community Museum is included in this organizational realignment.  The inclusion of culture within the recreation network of community centres, pools, and arenas provides expanded communication opportunities in neighbourhoods.

Facility Rental Opportunities

  • High quality affordable rental opportunities​​ are available in our recreation facilities. We rent ice rinks, pools, banquet rooms, meeting rooms, and boat wells and provide permits for picnics and weddings in parks.  Please contact Parks and Recreation for information about our heritage facilities and recreational facility rentals.

Fees  

The Parks and Recreation User Fee Policy outlines a fair and equitable pricing policy for recreation programs within the City.  

Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
Canada  N8X 3N6

Telephone: For general information, call 311​

For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-1161.
Email: parkrec@citywindsor.ca​​​​​​

 

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