The City of Pickerings Community Services Department provides a wide range of recreation and sport facilities and programs to enable residents to be physically active, pursue interests, and stay connected with others. While some of these services are provided free-of-charge, others involve a user fee or rental charge to offset municipal costs. Some examples of fees and charges include:

  • Recreation programs for all ages, such as fitness, sports, aquatics, camps, and more
  • Admissions, such as recreational swimming, public skating, museum admissions, and other drop-in activities
  • Ticketed and Community Events, such as events at Pickering Museum Village
  • Specialized Services, such as community centre memberships and personal training
  • Facility Rentals, such as ice, sports fields, gymnasiums, leased spaces, and more

The City has initiated the development of a Recreation User Fee Study to review the fees and charges noted above, establish a framework to inform the development of a Pricing Policy, and establish a process for updating and monitoring recreation fees and charges. The Recreation User Fees Study will contribute to the strategic goals of maintaining a fiscally sustainable system of community services facilities and programs, while maximizing participation.

This study is supported by the City’s 2017 Recreation and Parks Master Plan, which recommended the development of an equitable and fair-minded Recreation User Fee Study. Monteith Brown Planning Consultants and Tucker-Reid & Associates have been retained to assist the City in preparing the study.

Visit Lets Talk Pickering:

We want to hear from you. Complete our Recreation User Fee survey until March 31

Community input is a vital part of the Recreation User Fees Study. City of Pickering residents are encouraged to get involved by completing an online survey. Hard copies will also be available at community facilities throughout Pickering including Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex, George Ashe Library and Community Centre, and East Shore Community Centre.

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