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Swim to Survive - Free Drowning Prevention ProgramSwim to Survive Logo

Swim to Survive is a free drowning prevention program offered by the City of Peterborough waterfront lifeguards at Beavermead Beach this summer! 

Check out all the details, and register today!

Spring & Summer Leisure & Culture Guide - Now Available!Leisure Guide Cover - 2017

Check out the latest issue of the Leisure Guide for spring & summer instructional sports programs! Call the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1873 to register for a program or register online by clicking on the "Register Online" button on the right hand side of this page.

The Leisure & Culture guide also includes information and programs that are offered at The Peterborough Art Gallery, The Peterborough Museum and Archives, The Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, The Peterborough Library as well as the Heritage Preservation Office.  Take a moment to see what Peterborough has to offer this spring & summer.

2017 Summer Sports Camps - Health & Information Forms 

All 2017 Summer Camp registrations must be accompanied by a completed Health & Information form.  Forms are available in the following formats:

Forms must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of camp. Forms can be submitted by e-mail to, fax to 705-748-8824 or dropped off to the Recreation Division located at 210 Wolfe Street in. 

Check out all the 2017 Summer Sport Camp opportunities today!

Recreation Division

Recreation services are provided to citizens of Peterborough through a variety of facilities, programs, services, and special events. The Recreation Division is responsible for:

  • Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre
  • Peterborough Marina
  • Del Crary & Millennium Park
  • Youth/Teen Drop in Centres 
  • Instructional Sport Programs & Summer Camps
  • Lifeguard Supervision at Peterborough's beaches and wading pools
  • Junior Park Programs at neighbourhood parks
  • Sport Field Scheduling on 110 fields
  • Swimming Lessons, Public Swims & Children's Programming
  • Senior Services
  • Fitness and Wellness initiatives 

The Recreation Division works cooperatively with Special Event committees coordinating, promoting and implementing community events such as: Canada Day Parade, PanAm Games, Snofest, and many others.


High Five LogoHIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport. Before HIGH FIVE, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime. Today, HIGH FIVE holds true to the five Principles of healthy child development that the research indicates are essential for quality programs:

  • A Caring Adult,
  • The opportunity to make Friends,
  • The opportunity to Play,
  • The opportunity to Master Skills and
  • The opportunity to Participate.

The City of Peterborough's programs focus on healthy development of children.  Recreation Division strives to have front line staff certified as Quality Program Providers for all child and youth programs.

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