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Recreation

The City offers a wide range of recreation opportunities. Drop-in classes, fitness facilities, sports, leagues & many other activities. Explore the City’s programs and activities & check out more options below.  Low-income youth can also take advantage of funding assistance.

Free Ways to Stay Active
Skateboarding The City of Barrie Skate Park at Queens Park is an unsupervised facility that features a concrete pad with slopes, ramps, rails and barriers for skateboarding stunts, in-line skating and BMX riding. Please WEAR A HELMET. Facility open seasonally, 8am–10pm
Cycling & rollerblading There are many Bike Paths in and around Barrie.
Tennis, baseball, soccer, basketball, etc. Check out our Parks listing for details on  location, size and amenities of our parks.
Disc Golf

A new Disc Golf Course opened in 2014.

Inexpensive/Free Organized Programs
National Youth Week
May 1–7 annually
A number of free recreation events are held annually during National Youth Week. Refer to Youth Programs or to the community events calendar as the week approaches for the listing of events.
Swimming The City of Barrie offers Swimming Drop-in options, including $2 open swims at Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, and Holly Community Centre.
Skating The City of Barrie offers a variety of Skating Drop-in Programs at Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Eastview Arena, and Holly Community Centre. City Hall's outdoor rink is open seasonally for free skating.
Holly Youth Centre Offers free drop-in activities and programs. Open to youth aged 13-17 yrs.
Simcoe Community Services' W.E.B. (Wednesday Evening Bash) An inclusive program to youth with and without disabilities. The activities take place Wednesday evenings and offer fun, social and recreational activities to high-school-aged youth. Youth get a chance to participate in a wide variety of fun events (bowling, movies, sports, dances and much more!). Activities may have a fee associated with it.
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka  Offers a wide range of programs for youth at their Health, Fitness and Recreation Centre at 22 Grove Street West. Youth 13 and up have access to their fitness centre and lots of youth-specific courses and programs. The Y is committed to ensuring no one is denied a YMCA experience because they can’t afford a membership. 
Funding Assistance
RecACCESS RecACCESS is intended to ensure all residents have an opportunity to participate in recreation programs and activities, regardless of their financial situation.
YouthReach An evolving not-for-profit organization IN Simcoe County supporting youth and families who might not otherwise participate in recreational activities, YouthReach administrates funding to assist financially challenged families and youth trying to access recreational and social programs.



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