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.


A list of facilities available to rent and a booking request form can be found on our:

Facility Calendar

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:
June 21-23

Registration Request


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Swimming is an important lifelong skill and there is something for everyone! 

Swimming Lessons 

Limited space is available for lessons. If you would like to be on the wait list please email 

3 months - 5 years6 - 10 years 8 - 12 years

Aquatic Registration Request

Adult Swimming Lessons

Whether you have difficulty putting your face in water, swimming in deep water, or are simply looking for stroke correction, our Adult Swim Lessons will give you the confidence to enjoy being in and around the water.

Aquatic Registration Request

Advanced Aquatic Programs 

Bronze Medallion 

Your lifesaving career starts here with the first class in the Lifesaving Society's Leadership Program. This course develops a timed swim fitness component and introduces decision making and judgment skills. It also teaches responses to complex water rescue situations. The First Aid and CPR component covers a general knowledge of First Aid principles and emergency treatment of injuries. Skills to be learned will include victim assessment, resuscitation skills, CPR, choking and what to do for internal bleeding, heart attack and stroke.

Bronze Cross

This award further develops lifesaving training and the principles of lifeguarding including rescues of increased difficulty. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for the National Lifeguard Award. Prerequisites: Bronze Medallion.

Tentative Date: July 26 - Aug 6 

Bronze Medallion - $200
Bronze Cross - $200
Both Bronze Cross & Medallion - $375

To hold your spot, please complete the form below. 

Aquatic Registration Request

Aqua Fit 

Aqua Fit class is a high energy and fun fitness class in which you perform a range of aerobic moves in the pool shown to you by instructors! No matter what your age, ability or experience aqua fit is an inclusive activity suitable for everyone.

Aqua fit will run out of the Harriston Pool starting July 5th Monday-Thursday from 7:45-8:30pm. 

Aqua Fit Pass: $50

Lane Swim 

Lane swim will be available evenings at the Palmerston Pool starting July 5th from 7:45-8:30 p.m. and will be open  to ages 18 years of age and older who are interested in swimming lengths. 

Lane Swim Pass: $50

Swim Team 

Swim team will run starting July 5th from 4:00-4:30pm Monday-Thursday. Due to COVID restrictions swim team will not attend swim meets. During the half hour time slot participants will work on endurance, stroke correction, time and turns. 

Individual pass: $60 

Family pass: $150 

To register please fill complete the form below. 

Participant Information Form

Aquatic Registration Request

Public Swim 

June 21-25 and June 28,29 and 30 afternoon swim will be available from 3:00-4:00 p.m. 

Admission Standards

Family Swim Pass: $226

Individual Swim Pass: $113

Book of 10 Passes: $35

Single Admission Pass: $4.00

Single Family Admission Pass: $15.00 
(maximum of 6)

Private Pool Rentals 

Private pool rentals are available at both the Harriston and Palmerston pools. This year due to public health restrictions rentals are limited to 25 people including spectators on the deck. The cost is $115/hr. Rentals are available on weekends starting June 26th from 11am -12 p.m. or 5 - 6 p.m. To book your pool rental please email

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.

Days and Times TBD

Cost: $60

Registration Request


We are permitting up to16 players on site at one time. Please ensure you sign your name on the sign in sheet at each visit.

Cost: $2.00 

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. 

Drop in times: 
Monday - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Private rentals are available upon request, please email:

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols - Pickleball

Walking Program 

FREE walking programs are offered in Harriston and Palmerston. Face coverings must be worn at all times and participants must sign in at each visit.

800-900 AM - Palmerston Arena (floor & lobby)
800-900 AM - Harriston Curling Club

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.

Days and Times TBD

Cost: $60

Registration Request

Master Plan and Task Force

Our Master Plan project is on hold.

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)
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