Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex is Preparing to Welcome You Back!

Posted on Wednesday July 15, 2020

Pickering, ON, July 15, 2020 - As the City of Pickering prepares to re-open the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex we are undergoing many changes to welcome our staff and guests back safely.  As we navigate through the reopening, there will be some new things to expect during each phase. Amenities and programming will vary and be consistent with governmental orders and guidelines. The health and wellbeing of our community is our highest priority. While we are closed, we are working hard to prepare for your return.  With a carefully planned and phased approach, Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex will be ready to welcome you back safely.

CHDRC continues to follow stringent sanitation protocols for proper disinfection, operation and maintenance, as well as adding additional procedures to achieve a new level of cleanliness. Throughout the day, cleaning staff will focus on high touchpoints such as handrails, doorknobs, and washroom facilities.  In the evening, each facility will be sanitized.

In order to maintain group size limitations and ensure physical distancing is respected, pre-registration will be required for all activities taking place at CHDRC.  During the first phase of our opening, no walk-in participation will be allowed.  Some of the facilities will remain closed such as change rooms, fountains and vending machines, so it will be necessary for guests to arrive ready for exercise with water bottles filled. Staff will monitor each active area in the facility to ensure proper cleaning of equipment is taking place prior to and after use.  Equipment is spaced 2 metres apart and for guests who do not wish to exercise with younger patrons, a 55+ Fit Zone with both cardio & weight equipment will open in the west salon, along with 55+ Fitness Classes in the East Salon. 

More detailed information about our reopening can be found at  We look forward to seeing you again soon, even if it is from 2 metres away.  Each of us will play an important role in making the facilities a safe experience for us all.  We appreciate your help and understanding as we work through this time together.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Jody Morris
Manager, Facility Programs l Community Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3249