Recreation and Facilities

Recreation and Facilities

Welcome to the Recreation and Facilities page!


  • Book a facility or register for a program online with us using Active Net 
  • Our Rates and Fees vary based on the day, time and type of program of facility
  • Registration for Summer Day Camp and Aquatics Programs open on Monday April 3rd



Child & Youth Programs

FREE Family Drop-In 

Come out and get active with your family on Saturday mornings at the Clifford Arena! All kids 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Equipment for the following activities will be available for use:      
pickleball, dodgeball, wiffle ball, basketball, indoor soccer, corn hole, shuffleboard, giant Jenga, connect 4 and ring toss. 

Date: Saturdays from February 4 - March 25     
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM     
Cost: FREE      
Sponsored by: Blessings to You Centre 

Kids Ball Hockey 

6-week ball hockey program

Thursdays April 6 - May 11 with a tournament on May 13th 

4-on-4 (3 forwards, 1 goalie)

2 x 12 Minute Periods (Straight Time)

(Each team must have at least 5 members)

Registration is done as a team.     
* If you do not have a team please email . We will try our best to try and add you to a team or create a team in your age group.

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm    
Games will be played during this time and a schedule will be sent out closer to the start     
Location: Palmerston Arena     
Equipment: Full caged helmet, running shoes, hockey stick, hockey gloves    

Register Now

Once you create a team you can invite others to join your team by selecting team management> manage members> invite new members. 

Try it Sports

Are your kids looking for something to do this spring? Would you like them to have fun with their friends and be active? Your kids will have the opportunity to try floor curling, lacrosse, ball hockey, basketball and one other sport. Starting March 28 for $50.00 your children ages 5-10 can join our 8 week program that runs every Tuesday from 6:30pm-7:15pm for ages 5-10

Depending on the sport some weeks may run in Clifford and some may run in Harriston or Palmerston. A schedule will be sent out prior to the start of the program.

Date: Tuesdays starting March 28th   
Cost: $50    
Time: 6:30-7:15pm  
Location: Depending on the sport the program will move around Minto  
Equipment: Full caged helmet, running shoes, hockey stick, hockey gloves    

Register Now

FREE Let it Grow 

In partnership with Clifford & District Horticultural Society

A FREE 6-week program for School Grades 1-5      

This is a one night a week program. A second day of the week has been offered to accommodate registration numbers.  

Wednesday Program : April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2023  
New  Thursday Program :  April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2023   
Time: Promptly at 6:31 – 7:01 PM      
Location: Rotary Park Pavilion, Allan Street East, Clifford     

This series will be a fun, hands-on introduction to different gardening topics including....     
How does water move in soil and plants?     
How do we grow new plants?     
How do we grow new trees?     
How do we take care of gardens?     
How do we grow a vegetable garden?     
How can we help bees and butterflies?

Limited space is available, please register in advance. 

Wednesday Registration

Thursday Registration 

FREE Grassroots Basketball 

The Town of Minto Community Services Department will be offering a FREE 8 week Grassroots Basketball program at Norwell District Secondary School this Fall. The basic skills and strategy of basketball will be taught. This is an opportunity for those who want to learn more about the game or sharpen their skills.

 Ages 10 - 14

Start: April 24th   
* The program will not run on May 22                   
Time: Mondays at 7:00 - 8:00 pm                      
Location: Norwell District Secondary School EC Gray Gym

Register Now

Safety Programs

Babysitter Course

Becoming a babysitter is serious business. What you do, or don’t do can make a difference. Learn the role of the babysitter, child development, caring for children, positive behaviour management, home and outdoor safety and injury prevention, fire safety and first aid tips for children. Learn how to operate your babysitting business. Engaging and educational.

* The goal of the Emergency First Aid part of this program is to provide students with the skills and information to keep them and the children they babysit safe if they are faced with a medial emergency. We recommend that students enroll in a certified First Aid program to learn advanced skills and CPR to be better prepared for any emergency.

Date: Friday, June 3rd     
Time; 9:00am-3:00pm      
Location: TBD    
Cost: $75

Register Now 

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 emergency! Does 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 medical emergency. 

Recommended for Ages 9+

Date: TBD                    
Time: 9am-noon                      
Location: TBD                    
Cost: $50

Register Now  (link is active when a course is scheduled)

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Adult Programs

FREE Indoor Walking

Free and offered from 8:30-9:30am on weekdays at the Harriston Arena and Palmerston Arena.

Indoor Shuffleboard 

If you are looking to learn a new skill or enjoy a low stress social afternoon come out for shuffleboard!

Playing shuffleboard has proven to lower stress levels. Exercise in general is good for your mental health, but shuffleboard is especially good at lowering stress levels because you'll be so concentrated on playing it you won't be thinking about any other stress factors in your life.

Dates and times to be posted soon.


Location: Clifford Arena and Hall                  
Starting: Tuesday, September 6th!       
Ages: 18+

Dates and Times:                     
Mondays 10:00 am-12:00pm  - Hall                  
Mondays  6:45pm-8:45pm  - Arena                    
Tuesdays - 10:00am-12:00pm  - Hall                     
Wednesdays - 6:45pm-8:45pm  - Arena                    
Thursdays - 10:00am -12:00pm - Hall

$25.00 per monthly membership                   
$2.99 per session by registering below

Click Here to Register for a Membership 

Click Here to Register for Individual Sessions

Facility Rental Information


A list of facilities available to rent can be found on our:

Facility Booking Webpage

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.

FREE Public Skating & Shinny

See you next ice season!


If you would like to sponsor a public skating session in 2023-24 please contact:

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