Your guide to active community living.

Summer 2021 

We are happy to be able to offer some in person classes and programs, both indoors and outside, for this season. 

Non-medical masks/face coverings are mandatory for all persons entering City facilities.

All in person programs have been modified to include reduced class sizes, increased sanitization practices, and have physical distancing measures in place.

City programs, events, and services will operate in compliance with current Provincial Guidelines and physical distancing measures to combat COVID-19. All programs, services, and events are subject to change.

Updates will be posted on the City's Covid-19 response page.

Search and register for programs, classes and workshops online.

Program Registration

  • Program registration is currently only available online.
  • Registration remains open for spring and summer programs.

  • Spring program start dates are being modified as required. 

For complete registration details, information, and policies visit

Registered Aquatics Programs

Swimming lessons and aquatics programs are not being offered this Spring.

Swimming Lessons - currently not available

Limited aquatic programs may become available at a later date.

Search & register for swimming lessons.

Aquatics Programs - currently not available

Limited aquatic programs may become available at a later date.

Search & register for aquatics programs.

Aquatics Leadership Programs

Currently not being offered.

Registered Recreation Programs

Search and register for all programs by activity, age group, interest or activity code. Virtual and in-person choices are available. This summer we are excited to offer "In the Park"  and other outdoor programs.

  • Preschool programs 0 - 6 yrs
  • Childrens programs 4+
  • Teen programs 13 - 18 yrs
  • Adult programs 16+
  • Adult 55+ programs

Preschool Programs

These programs promote physical, mental, and social health, and have been designed to:

  • Encourage and teach good social skills
  • Foster creativity
  • Teach and practice writing
  • Focus on the basics of colour, numbers, letters and shapes
  • Introduce reading, math and science

This summer we are excited to be offering preschool programs at George Ashe LCC for the first time.

These programs include:

  • Tots in Action 3 - 5 yrs
  • Superheroes in Training 4 - 6 yrs
  • Junior Gymnastics 4 - 6 yrs
  • Ninja Kids 3 - 5 yrs
  • Kindergarten’s Coming! 3 - 5 yrs
  • Bouncin Buddies 2 - 3.5 yrs


Parent/Grandparent & tot and independent participant classes are available.

Search & register for preschool programs.


These recreation programs promote physical, mental, and social health. Choices include a variety of art, creative, dance, active, sport, STEM and special interest choices.

This summer we are excited to offer:

  • Artistic Beginnings 5 - 7 yrs
  • Ballet Beginners 5 - 8 yrs
  • Hip Hop for Kids 6 - 10 yrs
  • Movin’ & Groovin’ 4 - 7 yrs
  • Sculpting for Kids 7 - 12 yrs
  • Electronics and Robotics Level 1 9 - 14 yrs
  • Silly Science 6 - 10 yrs
  • Basketball Skills & Drills 7 - 11 yrs

Search & register for children's programs.


These programs promote physical, mental, and social health. Programs offered include a variety of arts, fitness, sports, and special interest choices.

This summer we are excited to offer:

  • Home Alone 10 - 14 yrs (with their parent)
  • Babysitter Training Course 11-15 yrs
  • Electronics and Robotics Level 2 10 - 15 yrs
  • Electronics and Robotics Level 3 12+

Search & register for teen programs.


Programs offered include a variety of arts, creative, dance, active, fitness and special interest choices.

Search & register for adult programs.

Adults 55+

These programs have been designed and priced especially for older adults. Participating in recreation activities helps keep you active and engaged; mentally, physically, and socially.

This summer we are excited to introduce some new outdoor
programs in the park while several other programs are being offered online and in facilities.

  • Virtual Ukulele 55+
  • Line Dance 55+
  • New! Art in the Park
  • New! Bingo in the Park
  • New! Programs in the Park
  • Nia in the Park

Search & register for adult 55+ programs.


The City offers camp opportunities for children throughout the year including PA Days, Winter Holidays, March Break and Summer. Camp information can be found on the City's Camps page.

Summer Camp

Spend the summer with us! In person and virtual camp options are available. Spaces are limited for in person camps so register early to reserve your child's spot.
Search and register online at

PA Day Camp - currently not available

Currently not available.
Safe, supervised, fun! Spend the day with us. Upcoming dates will be listed on our camps page or online at once we resume.

Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex

1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering

The complex is open Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All visits must be registered, and booked in advance. See the CHDRC webpage for details.

Book your Workout - not currently available
Keyword search Pickering Fit

  • Cardio East & Cardio West (moved to banquet halls due to renovations)
  • Weight Room
  • 75 minute time slots, 1 reservation per area, per day

Book your Fitness Class - currently only Virtual Fitness is available
Keyword search Pickering Fit

In person and virtual Fitness classes are offered 7 days a week. Current fitness class schedules and complete details are online at

See all Fitness Class Schedules online.

Book your Swim - not currently available
Keyword search Swimming

note: Lane Swim and Public Swim are available at Dunbarton Indoor Pool only.

Book your Court - not currently available or by phone at 905.831.1730
  • Racquetball and Squash Bookings are 40 minutes (not currently available)
  • Tennis bookings are 60 minutes (currently singles play only)

Visit - racquet sports section for complete details

Registered Fitness/Training Programs 

Search and register for programs online at

  • Registered in person and virtual Group Fitness Programs
  • Small Group Personal Training Programs
  • Pre/Post Natal Fitness Programs
  • 55+ Programs
  • Outdoor Programs

Spring programs start in April. Registration begins April 1.

Personalized Service

All of our trainers are CSEP Certified Personal Trainers who work with individuals to meet their healthy lifestyle goals using an evidence informed approach acquired through post secondary education.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)is composed of professionals in exercise physiology, biochemistry, fitness and health. CSEP is the recognized authority in Canada for translating the appliance of exercise science into the improved health, fitness, and performance of Canadians.

Personal Training

  • Buddy Personal Training
  • Pilates Reformer Sessions
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Private Yoga Therapy

For details contact the Fitness Office, 905.683.6582 ext 3247.

Squash Lessons - currently not available

Squash Pro: Nicole Pirko
905.831.1711 ext 3235

  • Beginner to intermediate lessons for both singles and doubles play are available. Both Adult and Junior classes are available starting at 7 years of age.
  • Squash Lesson details are online at - Squash page
  • Pro Shop & Racquet re-stringing service is available. Contact Squash office for details.

Tennis Lessons 

Tennis Pro: Dave Ochotta
905.831.1711 ext 3235

  • Private, semi-private and small group lessons are offered by our Head Tennis Pro and his Assistants.
  • Tennis Lesson details are online at - Tennis page
  • Pro Shop & Racquet re-stringing service is available. Contact Tennis office for details.

City Services


We are committed to meeting the needs of our growing community and providing accessible programs, services and resources to all of our residents. 

City of Pickering Mayor and Council

City of Pickering Council 2018 - 2022

Members of Council are responsible for the management and administration of the City's resources.  As well as attending Council and Committee meetings, some members are also active on a number of board and committee meetings.

Our door is always open. Please share any comments, questions or concerns.

Customer Care

The Customer Care Centre provides an important link between members of the public, the Mayor, Members of Council, and City of Pickering municipal departments. Our main priority is to ensure that you, "the customer" receive prompt attention and service regarding any municipal concerns you may have.

Visit us online to see how you can Connect with Your City

Pickering Culture

Creating a vibrant community; Discover Pickering's vision for arts, culture and heritage.

Recreation Services

Free Teen Stuff

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Free programs, events, and more - just for Pickering residents 13 - 19 yrs. Membership is required (it’s free) and you can get it at any Free Teen Program. Parent verification will be required on your first visit. Programs include:

  • ball hockey, basketball, breakdancing, games rooms, badminton, trivia night and more to come!

Due to COVID safety measures - now you must book your visit in advance. 

Book your time online at - keyword search Free Teen (If you do not have an Active Net account, you will need to create one.)


Aging Well Adults 55+

Enjoy a wide variety of free social opportunities, events & programs exclusively for older adults. Our Winter Schedule looks a little different this year but we’re still running! Check in often - we are adding new activities and programs regularly! 

  • Our website is your number one source for information, and resources on what’s happening in the City for older adults.

  • Subscribe to the 55+ Aging Well enewsletter to have monthly information and news delivered to your inbox.

  • We're on social media too! Join our exclusive 55+ facebook group to connect and share the 55+ experience.

Pickering Events

Destination Pickering


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Great Events happening this spring:

  • Artfest


Pickering Museum Village


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2365 6th Concession Road
Greenwood, ON L0H 1H0

Upcoming Museum events:

  • Roaring 1920s Drive-thru Tours
  • Izzy and the Mystery at the Mill
  • The Anne Experience


Pickering Public Library

Pickering Public Library

Our new website makes discovering collections, events & services easier than ever. 




Fall Edition - coming in August.