Our mission is to offer residents and visitors diverse opportunities to improve their health and quality of life.
Programs and Activities
The City of Windsor's Recreation and Culture Department is a leader in providing healthy living options for the community. More than 8,000 programs in community centres and pools offer people of all ages opportunities for quality leisure. Options range from swimming lessons to ballroom dancing, from karate to tai chi, from landscape design to ice skating.
Want to learn more about the activities we offer? The current Activity Guide is offered as a page-flipping book or in a series of PDFs. Check out the online Activity Guide Winter/Spring 2014.
Register online for Parks and Recreation programs by visiting www.reconnectwindsor.ca
. This is the most accurate listing of all programs offered by Parks and Recreation.
Windsor International Aquatic & Training Centre (WIATC) and Adventure Bay Family Water Park
The new competitive pool and aquatic play area will open in downtown Windsor in January 2014. We will be offering a number of swim times - adult length swims, aquafit and rec swims in the WIATC pool starting January 1, 2014. For information on Windsor's wildest water park, visit www.adventurebay.ca. In addition, Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex and Windsor Water World will continue to open their pools on a limited schedule.
Rec Express Card
Ask about our Rec Express Card. Ideal for gift giving - no expiry date. Load a card with any denomination above $5 and use it for community centre programs, facility rentals, swimming or even treats at a Parks & Rec concession. Available at community centres, arenas and pools. Cards can be reloaded.
Community and Special Events
- The Recreation and Culture Department is a key facilitator for community events, particularly in the areas of outdoor festivals, seasonal sports and recreational opportunities for special populations. Skilled professionals work with the community to develop and plan for self-sustaining events to enrich our community calendar.
- Culture joined Recreation in the spring of 2010 -- a move that provides more integrated services to residents. Windsor's Community Museum is included in this organizational realignment. The inclusion of culture within the recreation network of community centres, pools and arenas provides expanded communication opportunities in neighbourhoods.
Facility Rental Opportunities
- High quality affordable rental opportunities are available in our recreation facilities. We rent ice rinks, pools, banquet rooms, meeting rooms, boat wells and provide permits for picnics, weddings in parks. Please contact Parks and Recreation for information about our heritage facilities and recreational facility rentals.
The Parks and Recreation User Fee Policy outlines a fair and equitable pricing policy for recreation programs within the City.
Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Canada N8X 3N6
Telephone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 253-2300.
Fax: (519) 255-7990