Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!

Recreation: All programming is postponed at this time. Future programming is tentative.

Facilities: All rentals are postponed at this time. Future rentals are tentative.

Our Rates and Fees vary based on the day, time and type of program of facility.


Our Facility Calendar and Booking Requestpages are here!

Our Rates and Fees vary based on the day, time and type of facility.

Please review our facility inventory listing on the left for more details regarding our facilities and amenities.

The Facilities Department is responsible for the administration, maintenance, development and safe operations of all municipal facilities including arenas, halls and sport fields.

There are a variety of venues throughout the municipality that are available for rent whether it is a meeting room or large arena. Please contact the department of use online booking for more rental information on our facilities.

 At Home Alone + First Aid for Kids 

At Home Alone combined with First Aid for Kids helps your child become ready to be at home alone and prepared for any emergencyDoes your child spend a few hours home alone before or after school due to your work schedule or other commitments? This program is designed to help prepare your child to look after themselves during these times. Plus with First Aid for Kids added to this program kids will learn how to safely respond in a medical emergency. 

Students learn:
- Their rights and responsibilities when at home alone
How to respond safely to phone calls and unexpected visitors
When to know they are ready to be left alone
How to respond and deal with an emergency
Identify medical and non-medical emergencies
Basic First Aid (Allergies, Asthma, Choking, Burns, Cuts, Nose Bleeds, Poisons, Head Injuries)

* This is not a certified first aid program. The goal of this program is to provide children with the skills and information to keep them safe if they are faced with a medial emergency. 

Instructors are trained through Kidproof and have designed a fun online instructional program to help your child learn skills that will help them feel more confident when they are home alone or in an emergency situation. 

In order to participate your child will need to have access to a computer, internet and Zoom.

Recommended for Ages 10+

Cost: $50

Program Dates:
April 12, 13 & 14 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 


Registration Request


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Spring Break Online Programs


Private lesson registration is now open!

To hold your spot, please complete the form below. 

More pool programs and the pool schedule will be announced in May!

Aquatic Registration Request

Online Babysitter Course

Our Babysitter’s Course is now online! This course will be held over 5 days starting on Monday, April 12th from 10-11 a.m. each day. The cost is $50 and each participant will have a instruction manual delivered to them. Our staff will lead the course through the Zoom app and at the end of the course each participant will receive a certificate.

Students will learn:

  • How to prepare for a babysitting job
  • How to care for kids of all ages and deal with difficult situations
  • Prepare safe and fun activities
  • Learn safe choices while babysitting
  • Provide Emergency First Aid

Cost: $50 

Program Date:
April 12 -16 10-11 a.m. 

Registration Request

Hometown Ball 

Minto Minor Ball and Hometown Ball are combining for the 2021 season. Depending on registration numbers, games and practices could be in Palmerston, Harriston or Clifford. If games are allowed this season, they will be within Minto. Volunteer coaches will be needed!

Each player will be given a team shirt at the beginning of the season. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own ball glove, helmet, and bat.

This is a 10-week program starting the week of May 24. 

Days and Times TBD

Cost: $60

Registration Request

Pickleball - Postponed while in lockdown 

Register for pickleball today!

New rules have been put into place and we now ask that every participant register for one weekly time slot. If registration numbers permit, we will allow participants to register for a second time. The cost is $2 per player and you only pay when you participate. We are permitting up to 16 players on site at one time. Please ensure you sign your name on the sign in sheet at each visit.

Wearing a non-medical mask (handmade cloth mask) or facial covering is required when entering and moving about the arena; it can be removed during the activity. Also, participants are asked not to tap paddle handles at the end of a game. 

Registration Request

Private rentals are available upon request, please email:

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols - Pickleball

Walking Program - Postponed while in lockdown 

FREE walking programs are offered in Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston. Face coverings must be worn at all times and participants must register before attending the program.

Please sign in at each visit. 

To register please call 519-338-2511 ext 243 or email 

900-1000 AM - Harriston Arena (curling floor)
600-700 PM - Harriston Arena (curling floor)
1000-1100 AM - Clifford Arena (floor)
800-900 AM - Palmerston Arena (floor & lobby)
100-200 PM - Palmerston Arena (floor & lobby)

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols - Walking Groups

Grassroots Soccer 

Grassroots Soccer and Minto United Soccer are combining for the 2021 soccer season. Depending on registration numbers, games and practices could be in Palmerston or Clifford. If games are allowed this season, they will be within Minto. Volunteer coaches will be needed!

Each player will be given a jersey at the beginning of the season. Players are encouraged to wear shin pads.

This is a 10-week program starting the week of May 24.

Days and Times TBD

Cost: $60

Registration Request

Master Plan and Task Force

Our Master Plan project is scheduled to resume in April of 2021.

Members have been chosen for our Recreation, Culture and Facilities Master Plan Task Force. Thanks to all those who expressed interest.

Here are the Task Force members:

  1. Debra Ross
  2. Laura Kuipers
  3. Melissa Bailey
  4. Mike Lawless
  5. Nikki Lobsinger
  6. Robin Ross
  7. Ron Gilbert
  8. Stephanie McIntosh
  9. Todd Pridham

Feedback will be sought in the following areas in the coming months:

  • Completed - Recreation Programs (swimming, summer, grassroots sports, after school, day camp etc.)
  • Completed - Volunteer Sport and Cultural Organizations
  • April - Cultural Programs and Facilities (special events, theatres, museums etc.)
  • May - Community Halls and Satellite Facilities (Lions Clubhouse, Drew, train station etc.)
  • June - Arenas (including curling facilities)

Payment Options

Payments by credit card are now being accepted for taxes.  This will take you to the eCommerce page where you may register for this service and make a payment.  A convenience charge per transaction will apply as this service is administered through PayPal.

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