Recreational Programs

Recreation and Parks Month

June is Recreation and Parks Month and we are offing a number of inexpensive activities to help keep you active! We have something for all age groups and activity levels, and hope you will take this opportunity to visit our community centres, pools (indoor and outdoor), fitness facilities, fields, parks, and trails. Who knows, maybe you'll even find something you love that will keep you active year-round!

Recreation and Parks Month activities

Saturday, June 1

  • It’s National Health and Fitness Day! Free fitness and gymnasium admission at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. Visit waynegretzkysportscentre.ca for details.

Sunday, June 2

  • June is also Bike Month. Dust off your wheels and take them for a spin on our local trails.

Monday, June 3

  • Free drop-in basketball 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for ages 11 to 17 years or 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 18 to 24 years at Woodman Park Community Centre.

Tuesday, June 4

  • Free Line Dancing at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for ages 50 years and over.

Wednesday, June 5

  • Free adult badminton from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Branlyn Community Centre for those 18 years and over.

Thursday, June 6

  • Free Women on Weights fitness class from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 13 years and over.

Friday, June 7

  • Free Aquafit class from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for those 13 years and over.

Sunday, June 9

  • Get active on our local trail system. Walk or ride the beautiful Grand Valley Trail or Brantford Rail Trail.

Monday, June 10

  • Free Tai Chi from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for 50 years and over.
  • Free Kids Night Out program from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre for ages 6 to 12 years.

Tuesday, June 11

  • It’s Toonie Tuesday Public Swim from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

Wednesday, June 12

  • Free Kids Night Out program from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Branlyn Community Centre for 6 to 12 years.

Thursday, June 13

  • Free Adult Skate from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 18 years and over.
  • Free Sportsrageous program from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Woodman Park Community Centre for 6 to 12 years.

Friday, June 14

  • 2 for 1 admission to Youth Basketball from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for youth ages 11 to 17 years.

Saturday, June 15

  • Check out Brantford Rotary Park at Waterworks Park. Bring your helmet!

Sunday, June 16

  • Free round of Mini-golf from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Earl Haig Family Fun Park. All ages welcome.

Monday, June 17

  • Enjoy a stroll through beautiful Glenhryst Gardens.

Tuesday, June 18

  • Free Zumba from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 15 years and over.

Thursday, June 20

  • Free Yoga from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre for 13 years and over.

Friday, June 21

  • Free round of Mini-golf from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Earl Haig Family Fun Park for those 45 years and over.
  • Free Euchre at 1:00 p.m. at Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for 50 years and over.

Saturday, June 22

  • Summer Serenade Concert with the Brantford Memorial Concert Band at 7:00 p.m. at Bell Homestead National Historic Site.
  • Free Tai Chi from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Harmony Square for all ages.

Sunday, June 23

  • Have a picnic at Mohawk Park and don’t forget to bring bocce balls or frisbees for a game of Disc Golf or enjoy the splash pad and playgrounds.

Monday, June 24

  • Free Sport Zone program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Major Ballachey Hub (105 Rawdon Street) for ages five to 12 years.

Tuesday, June 25

  • Free Kids Club program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Major Ballachey Hub (105 Rawdon Street) for ages five to 12 years.

Wednesday, June 26

  • Beat the heat and enjoy a walk on the cool free Indoor Walking Track at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for all ages

Thursday, June 27

  • Free Shuffleboard from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Beckett Adult Leisure Centre for 50 years and over.

Friday, June 28

  • Welcome to Summer 2 for 1 public swim admission from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. All ages welcome.

Saturday, June 29

Sunday, June 30

Recreation in and around Brantford

With the beautiful Grand River, multiple heritage sites and museums, over 1000 acres of park area, swimming pools and fun splash pads, Brantford has recreation options for everyone.

Catch a fitness class at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, or spend a leisurely day on one of the City's two gorgeous golf courses. Don't forget to visit Harmony Square for a number of events throughout the year.

Those looking for a bit more adventure will enjoy our 60 km of trails with access along the way to such famous sites as the Bell Homestead National Historic Site, Mohawk Chapel, the only Royal Chapel outside of the British Isles; or our museums and galleries, home to many beautiful works – just to name a few.

Leisure Activities Guide

Have a look at the latest issue of our Leisure Activities Guide Online eBrochure version and PDF version for a full listing of programs and activities that are currently being offered. Brantford's community centres are waiting for you. From tots to seniors, our facilities offer year-round, registered or drop-in programs that are sure to suit any taste. 

Register for programs and activities 

RecConnect a fast, convenient way to register online for Brantford Parks and Recreation activities in the comforts of your home. You will be able to view the upcoming program information prior to registering by walking through the step by step RecConnectsystem.

Online registration opens for all programs with a barcode (excluding swim lessons) on the same day the leisure guide is distributed . Don’t forget classes fill up quickly!