Recreation & Culture Services firstname.lastname@example.orgMonitored Mon–Fri, 8am–5pm
This page contains up-to-date information re COVID-19 impacts on recreation services.
book an appointment online in advance to take fitness classes or use the fitness centre or pool. For ice rental opportunities please email
email@example.com. Please follow all stated health and safety protocols while using these facilities.
Regular fees apply for single visits (for fitness centre, pool or fitness class use) and recPASS memberships are available to purchase. Users that had
recPASS memberships that were on hold due to COVID are able to attend the City's recreation centres to take part in activities that are currently being offered. The City is offering a grace period on existing recreation membership payments; monthly membership fees won't be charged until October.
Designated change spaces are available at the centres. We encourage people to come dressed for their activity as much as possible to maximize their booked time. There is one washroom open for the fitness centre and one open for the pool facilities. Change rooms and lockers are NOT available for fitness classes.
Public rentals of the City’s community facilities (including Parkview, Dorian Parker, Lampman Lane and Southshore Centre) are scheduled to resume mid-October.
The City continues to follow the guidelines of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit on the safe reopening of our recreation facilities, including:
For Open Swims, we have new safety measures in addition to our existing admission standards:
For the Fitness/Lane Swims:
No. However, you will have to put on your mask or face covering when transitioning between pieces of equipment (e.g. moving from the treadmill to the bike). Masks or face coverings are also required on the pool deck before entering the water, and immediately after exiting the water.
While using the fitness equipment, you can place your mask in your pocket.
Please arrive at the facility already changed and bring your refillable water bottle and your mask. You may also bring a small bag for your belongings but change rooms and lockers will not be available at this time. If you are using the indoor pool, please bring your own PFD (if required) and a towel.
Youth aged 13–17 are invited to use the fitness centre if they have completed the Smart Start Youth Orientation. The City is currently not able to offer the orientation program, however youth who do not have their Smart Start Youth Orientation are still welcome to use the indoor pool.
Yes. Recreation staff will sanitize each piece of fitness equipment after every use.
Residents and non-residents will be able to book fitness classes at Allandale Recreation Centre, Holly Community Centre, and East Bayfield Community Centre starting September 1 by visiting
The City is looking at offering a number of different classes, but the full schedule and variety may not be available as classes are subject to instructor availability. Visit
play.barrie.ca to see what classes are currently available.
Fitness class participants will need to follow all safety guidelines, including physical distancing guidelines/markers while in the classes. Participant numbers will capped based on capacity limits at each facility location. Masks/face coverings are not required while actively taking part in fitness classes, but are required while entering and exiting the class, and moving throughout the recreation facility.
Please arrive at the facility already changed and bring your mask. You may also bring a small bag for your belongings but change rooms and lockers will not be available at this time. If you are using the indoor pool, please bring your own PFD (if required) and a towel.
Yes, one toy or ball per child is permitted during family swim time.
Yes. Members are not limited to the number of select fitness classes they can book with their membership.
If you cancelled your
recPASS membership during the time the Recreation Centres were closed, you will have to sign up again for a new membership. New recPASS memberships purchased starting September 8 and afterwards will be charged effective immediately.
Residents and non-residents will be able to purchase new recreation memberships starting September 8.
recPASS memberships can be purchased in person at Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre or Holly Community Centre.
Members can cancel their existing fitness memberships by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a local recreation centre.
Effective September 8,
regular fees will apply for single visits (for fitness centre, pool or fitness class use).
Other City recreation facilities are scheduled to reopen, and additional programming will be offered in the coming weeks and months:
More information about the reopening of the remainder of the City's recreation and community facilities will be shared as it become available. Updates will be
sent to media, posted to this webpage,
Twitter, and sent by
The City continues to follow the
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's guidelines on the safe reopening of facilities.
The City is hoping to offer these options later this fall.
The City currently has no approximate reopening date set for the seniors centres. We want to be extra vigilant about keeping seniors safe as they are a high-risk group. The City continues to offer ‘Seniors Centre Without Walls’ programming. Some additional seniors programming is scheduled to begin in late fall.
Our priorities are safety and communication. Sometimes unexpected events necessitate that a program or service must be moved, postponed or cancelled outright. In those circumstances we will post the relevant information as soon as it is available. Every effort will be made to makeup the affected missed classes.
On inclement weather days, decisions about program cancellations and outdoor sports fields closures will be made by 3:00 p.m. and the information posted. We endeavor to list all current emergency or unexpected cancellations or closures for City of Barrie recreation programs, events, skating and public swimming times as well as recreation facility and outdoor sports field closures. However, we cannot guarantee that all cancellations and closures will be listed here. All City of Barrie programming may be subject to change. Please use your own best judgment to assess local road conditions before venturing out.
For more information, please contact the Inclement Weather Hotline at (705) 739-4215 email at
WeatherPrograms: Activities may be cancelled, postponed or moved due to inclement weather. Outdoor Facilities/Sports Fields: In the event of heavy rains, the Department may close or restrict the use of outdoor facilities and sports fields if they are deemed to be unplayable.
Instructor AvailabilityInstructors may have an unforeseen availability due to extenuating circumstances. Every effort will be made to reschedule any affected classes.
Facility IssueUnforeseen circumstances may cause a facility to be unavailable or unusable. Every effort will be made to relocate and/or make up the affected classes.
Beach ClosureAs a result of
Health Unit orders.
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