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:
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 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.
- 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+
Swimming is an important lifelong skill and there is something for everyone!
Limited space is available for lessons. If you would like to be on the wait list please email email@example.com
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.
Advanced Aquatic Programs
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.
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.
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 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 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.
June 21-25 and June 28,29 and 30 afternoon swim will be available from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Babysitter’s Course is now online! This course will be held over 5 days starting on Monday, May 10th from 4-5 p.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.
- 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
* 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 enrol in a certified First Aid program to learn advanced skills and CPR to be better prepared for any emergency.
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
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.
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: email@example.com
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
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
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:
- Debra Ross
- Laura Kuipers
- Melissa Bailey
- Mike Lawless
- Nikki Lobsinger
- Robin Ross
- Ron Gilbert
- Stephanie McIntosh
- 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)