Affordable and Accessible Recreation

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Peterborough Recreation ensures that programs, activities and facilities are accessible for all abilities, and affordable with discount opportunities available for individuals and families. 

Discount Opportunities

We will work with you to find ways to participate in registered programs, or to obtain a membership. 

  • Program Discounts: a subsidy program is available for registered programs that take place at the Centre. This program assists low-income participants who do not receive social assistance with registration costs. 

Apply for Program Subsidy

  • Membership Discounts: fee assistance for memberships are available based on income level. If you do not qualify for our membership subsidy, we also offer discounts on memberships for groups, couples and different age categories. Visit our membership page for more information. 

Apply for Subsidized Membership

Programs and Activities

Peterborough Recreation offers a wide range of programming, allowing for participation from all abilities:

Aquatic Programs

Learn to swim at any age with Swim for Life® aquatic programming. All levels can be adapted in group format to support varying abilities. We also offer private, trio and adaptive lessons to ensure success for all abilities. Learn more about swimming lessons.

Day Camps
Our day camps and registered programs can be enjoyed by participants with physical and cognitive disabilities. Contact us for more information at 705-742-0050. Learn more about child and youth programs.
Fitness Programs 

Classes are taught with modifications for different levels of abilities, unless otherwise stated.

Peterborough Recreation offers many programs to help manage chronic conditions, including gentle aqua fit, aqua balance, Functional Fitness and Restorative Moment.

In partnership with the Alzheimer's society we offer Minds in Motion, and are also partners with Cardiac Rehab, offering many Heart Wise classes. Look out for the Heart Wise symbol on the fitness schedule (link to fitness page).

Recreational Activities
There are many drop-in activities available for all abilities, including public swimming, family play group, pickleball and more. Visit our Recreational Programs page for details.

Accessible Supports

Indoor and outdoor facilities offer accessible features and supports, including:

  • Accessible splash pads, with change room facilities and parking.
  • Beavermead Beach has a beach access mat that provides a walkway across the sand into the water, improving accessibility for everyone.
  • Neighbourhood parks with accessible playground equipment.
  • Walking track, PoolPod lift, and accessible fitness equipment at the Sport & Wellness Centre (LINK)