Recreation

This budget supports the staffing, planning, advertising, delivery, supervision and evaluation of the Recreation Division programs and services, including community development/assistance activities; community gardens; facility management; direct delivery programs and instructional sports; special event projects; recreation fee subsidy program; summer aquatics program; Junior Parks; Downtown Youth Space; Peterborough Youth Commission/Council; sport field permitting; the operations of the Skateboard Park, picnic sites at Beavermead, Nicholls Oval and Jackson Park; operation of the Peterborough Marina; and oversight of Beavermead Campground; and operations related to Naval Memorial Park Complex.

Highlights

The following are key factors affecting the 2022 budget:

  • Artificial turf field located at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School began operations in Summer 2021, and revenue and expenses related to this operation are reflected in the 2022 budget.
  • Marina operation procedures now align to standard operating procedures in recreation, including fuel safety and emergency management.
  • Administrative procedures transitioned to PerfectMind.
  • The 2022 budget requests a 0.33 FTE increase to the seasonal Marina Coordinator position to include supervisory responsibilities for other seasonal and new recreation facilities such as Naval Memorial Park Complex and Urban Park.
  • Naval Memorial Park Complex is a new recreational facility and will function as a multi-use complex including community partnerships agreements, summer day camps, facility rentals and recreational programs. The property includes partnership with Peterborough Horseshoe Club which features a joint operation of 20 horseshoe pits with existing leagues and programs.

Performance Data

User statistics
Type of service201920202021 (forecast)
Subsidy 1,464 52 350
Permitting 426,657 17 10,000
Junior Parks 853 0 500
Instructional Sports 1,532 147 466
Downtown Youth Space 1,361 495 500
Summer Aquatics (Beavermead, Rogers Cove beaches) 12,856 14,331 14,545
Marina Seasonal 69 45 50
Marina Transient 484 147 200

2022 Overview

Recreation
Description2022 recommended
Revenues $2,439,942
Expenditures $1,390,523
Net requirement $1,049,419

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre

The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre (PSWC) is a leisure recreational complex that offers community recreational programs and services. The PSWC includes features such as leisure and therapy pools, exercise studio, fitness centre, three gymnasiums, multi-purpose meeting rooms, and a youth room. In addition to serving the City of Peterborough and surrounding communities, the PSWC serves the full-time student population at Fleming College - Sutherland Campus and the Seneca College - Aviation Campus, and is home to the Fleming College Varsity teams, The Fleming Knights. These student groups are serviced in partnership between the City of Peterborough, Fleming College and the Fleming College Student Administrative Council.

Highlights

As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, there is an anticipated impact to overall membership revenue and projecting overall decrease of memberships in 2022. As a review all expenses were examined and adjustments made to reflect the overall reduction in membership revenue. This includes anticipated reduction in maintenance related expenses for the aquatic centre, as a result of the replacement of the Wellness Centre HVAC Equipment. 

Focus for the 2022 operations will continue to adjust delivery model as a result of COVID-19, including continued review of enhanced cleaning, focus on membership growth and engagement, and adaptation of our program model, including Summer Day Camps. 

Program changes will include new family and children member classes, which are included in our family and children membership options, providing a wider range of programs for children and families to access. Sport and Fitness programs will continue to include a focus on indoor-outdoor program mix, and utilizing the nature trails unique to the Fleming College grounds. New adult leisure programs will be introduced to the overall program model, to help address social isolation and program affordability resulting from the pandemic impacts.

Performance Data

Service Statistics - Sport and Wellness Centre
Service Category 2019 2020  2021 (forecast)
Membership sales $1,200,769 $435,555 $550,000
Day passes $11,690 $7,594 $16,000
Public swims $88,577 $36,896 $7,000
Child and youth $245,664 $38,828 $155,000
Swim lessons $269,000 $89,687 $18,000

2022 Overview

Sport and Wellness Centre
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $2,807,966
Revenues $2,807,966
Net requirement $0