COVID-19 Closure: Effective Wednesday January 5

Following the Province of Ontario's order to move into a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, all public City recreation facilities including arenas, Dunbarton Indoor Pool, Pickering Museum Village and Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex will be closed as of Wednesday, January 5, 2022 until January 26, 2022 or further notice. Reopening dates will be dependent upon direction from the Province of Ontario.

Amenities and programming will vary and be consistent with governmental orders and guidelines. Visit Pickering's Covid-19 Response Page for complete details on City services and updates.

Dunbarton Indoor Pool • 905.831.1260

Capacity restrictions and physical distancing requirements have been removed. 

  • Pre-booked swimming times are no longer required.
  • Masks are required for entering and within the building, but must be removed for showering and swimming
  • Be respectful of the aquatic staff and other swimmers by following physical distancing guidelines
  • Bring your own equipment. Flutterboards, fins, goggles, etc. cannot be borrowed at this time.
  • All existing admission policies remain in place.

Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex pool remains closed at this time.

Dunbarton Pool Public Swim Schedule: Currently closed

 Public Swim Fees

Swimming is available on pay-as-you-go basis, monthly pass, or as part of a membership.
Swim PassesSingle UseMonthly Pass


 $4.43 +hst

$22.15 +hst

Youth, Senior, Person with disability

 $2.88 +hst

$13.29 +hst

Monthly passes can be purchased online at under the Membership button

Swimming is included with all Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex memberships, or can be purchased as an individual monthly pass. 

 Public Swim Information / Regulations

  • Children 7 years of age and younger must be directly supervised (regardless of swimming ability) in the pool, by a responsible guardian 16 years of age or older. Direct supervision is defined as “within arm’s reach”. Maximum of 2 children to 1 guardian.
  • Children between the ages of 8 and 9 who cannot pass a swim test to the lifeguard’s satisfaction must be supervised by a responsible guardian, 16 years of age or older, maximum of 4 children per guardian. For the swim test children must swim 10 metres of the pool, tread water for 30 seconds, swim 15 metres of the pool.
  • All swimmers who are not toilet trained are required to wear diapers that are designed for pool use.
  • Children 7 years of age and younger cannot be left unattended on the deck. Child Supervision may be available at CHD Recreation Complex.
  • All participants must change from street clothes to a clean, appropriate swimwear that is suitable for a public family environment. Additionally, participants may choose to wear long sleeved shirts or t-shirts, shorts or tight fitted leggings over their swimsuit. Clothing must allow the swimmer to participate safely.
  • Please be reminded that changeroom stalls may not be reserved, nor may clothing be left in the stalls. Feel free to bring a lock to secure your valuables in one of the available lockers.
  • Appropriate bathing suit attire is required in the pool and on the pool deck. Street clothes and shoes will not be permitted on the deck or in the shower area. Patrons wearing street clothes are welcome to watch from the viewing area.
  • People with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision.
  • No unauthorized coaching or teaching in the pool.
  • Recreational swimming hours may be changed due to swim meets or rentals. Changes to pool schedules will be posted one week prior to change if possible.
  • Help prevent pool foulings by feeding your child after swimming or at least one hour before swimming.
  • Shower before entering or re-entering the pool.
  • All persons entering the pool area must pay admission
  • The use of electronic recording devices including cell phones and cameras are prohibited in the change rooms and washrooms of all City of Pickering facilities.

Lessons & Programs

  • Aquafit programs are available for fall at Dunbarton Indoor Pool only. 
  • Limited Aquatic Leadership programs are available for fall
  • Lessons are not currently available

Pool Rentals

  • Currently not available