Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!

Fall programming is limited at this time. 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.


All pickleball is postponed while in lockdown

Drop in pickleball is available at the Clifford Hall and Harriston Curling Club . The cost is $2 per player and 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.

Private rentals are available upon request, please email 

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols

Walking Program

All walking programs are 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.

To register please call 519-338-2511 ext 243

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols

Clifford Arena 
9 - 10 a.m. 

Harriston Curling Club 
8 - 9 a.m. 

Palmerston Community Centre 
1 - 2 p.m. & 2 - 3 p.m. 

Weeknight times will be available in 2021! 

Grassroots Hockey 

This program is geared toward children between 5 - 14 who have not played hockey, but have basic skating skills.
All of the basics from learning how to skate and how to pass and shoot the puck will be covered.

Program Full 

Sundays - Harriston Arena
October 18th - February 28th

Ages 5-14

COVID-19 Protocols

Public Skating

Private Ice Times are Available

To book or reserve ice during the 2020-21 ice season please view our Facility Booking Calendar.

COVID-19 Protocols

FREE Public Skating 

Free public skating times will be offered in Palmerston and Harriston and will be limited to a total of 10 participants and spectators.

Starting November 21st, we ask that you reserve your spot for public skating.  Reservations will be required for anyone who enters the building for participating, spectating or pick up. 

Face coverings must be worn at all times. 

COVID-19 Protocols

All weekend public skating times have been postponed. 

Master Plan and Task Force

Our Master Plan project has been put on hold for the time being. A new time line will be established in the coming months.

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:

  • Jan - Recreation Programs (swimming, summer, grassroots sports, after school, day camp etc.)
  • Feb - Volunteer Sport and Cultural Organizations
  • Mar - Cultural Programs and Facilities (special events, theatres, museums etc.)
  • Apr - Community Halls and Satellite Facilities (Lions Clubhouse, Drew, train station etc.)
  • May - Arenas (including curling facilities)
  • Jun - Parks, Playgrounds and Trails

The Master Plan project is currently on hold.

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.

Payment by Credit Card Option


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