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.

Public Skating

Dates and times to be announced at the end of September! 

If you would like to sponsor a public skating session please email 

 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:

Registration Request


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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. 

Harriston Curling Club August 2 - September 30, 2021

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. 

Clifford Hall - October 1, 2021 - March 30, 2022

Monday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Tuesday - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 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.

Weekdays June- September 2021

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Palmerston Arena (floor & lobby)
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Harriston Curling Club

Weekdays October 2021 - March 2022

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Palmerston Auditorium 
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Harriston Auditorium 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Clifford Arena 
Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Clifford Arena 

Ages 14+

COVID-19 Protocols - Walking Groups

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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