Expanded services at City recreation facilities starting September 8, including memberships and select fitness classes

(Barrie, ON) –The City of Barrie is expanding recreation services at Allandale Recreation Centre, Holly Community Centre and East Bayfield Community Centre in the coming weeks.

The East Bayfield Community Centre will reopen on September 8. Starting on this date, Barrie residents and non-residents will be able to: Attend select fitness classes at Allandale Recreation Centre, Holly Community Centre, and East Bayfield Community Centre. These must be booked in advance atplay.barrie.ca. Online registration opens September 1.Purchase recreation memberships (recPASS).Use their recPASS memberships that were on hold to take part in select activities that are being offered. Fees will not be charged until October.Book time to use the fitness centre and pool at East Bayfield Community Centre (these services have been available at Allandale Recreation Centre and Holly Community Centre since August 4).

Residents and non-residents must pre-book online atplay.barrie.ca before attending any recreation activity and must follow all stated health and safety protocols while using recreation facilities. 

Other City recreation facilities are scheduled to reopen, and additional programming will be offered in the coming weeks and months:

Eastview Arena will open September 12 for casual ice rentals only. The maximum capacity for casual ice rentals is also increasing to up to 25 skaters.The ice facilities at Allandale Recreation Centre will open September 12 for casual ice rentals.The ice facilities atSadlon Arena, Holly Community Centre and East Bayfield Community Centre will open in October (date to be determined).Some 55+ programming is scheduled to begin in late fall.  

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'sFive Points Theatre and Georgian Theatre will remain closed until January 2021.

More information about the reopening of the remainder of the City's recreation and community facilities will be shared as it become available. The City continues to follow the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's guidelines on the safe reopening of facilities.

For more information on the current status of the City's recreation facilities and programs, visitbarrie.ca/RecUpdates. Visitbarrie.ca/services to confirm the current status of all City services.


Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4578