Recreation Activities

 The Town of Gravenhurst offers a wide range of recreational, arts and cultural programs for youth, adults and seniors. From volleyball to ball hockey, pickle ball & ballroom dancing to fitness classes & meditation and more, there are plenty of activities to choose from that will keep your heart pumping and introduce you to a new activity and/or new people.

Programs and activities are designed for people of all ages and take place throughout many of Gravenhurst's facilities and organizations including:

Athletic Associations
Gravenhurst is home to many sports, recreation and athletic associations. For more information, please contact them directly!
  • Bala Youth Boxing Club - 705-762-5387
  • Be A Pro Goalie School - 519-208-2226
  • Boating Safety Information Line - 1-800-267-6687
  • Bowling-Muskoka Riverside Inn - 705-645-8775
  • Buckwallow Cycling Centre - 705-687-8858
  • Gravenhurst Curling Club (leave message) - 705-687-5531
  • Gravenhurst YMCA - 705-687-9899
  • Iron Lodge Fitness - 705-687-8002
  • Ladies Softball - 705-646-1906
  • Limberettes Gymnastics Club - 705-645-1910
  • Men's Master Volleyball - 705-645-9400
  • Men's Slow Pitch - 705-687-6704
  • South Muskoka Minor Hockey - 705-645-3372
  • Muskoka Thunder Motorcycle Riders - 705-687-8829
  • Minor Soccer - 705-684-9215
  • Minor Recreational Softball - 705-687-6774
  • Muskoka Adult Recreational Hockey League - 705-394-8449
  • Muskoka Rowing Club - 705-645-4205
  • Muskoka Summer Hockey School - 705-687-1688
  • North Shore Riding Centre - 705-687-0646
  • Powerstride Hockey Techniques - 519-686-0893
  • Severn River Rowing Club - 705-394-5667
  • Scuba Shack - 705-687-5879
  • Snowcrest Riders Snowmobile Club 705-687-7921
  • Stephanie Boyd Female Hockey School 705-689-8150
  • Taboo Resort 705-687-2233
  • Temple Knights Tai Chi 705-767-1177
  • Tennis Info 705-684-8698
  • Young Guns Hockey School 705-687-3354
Community Gardens

The Gravenhurst Community Garden was created in the spring of 2013 in partnership with Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Chartwell Gravenhurst Retirement Residence, Gravenhurst Communities in Bloom Committee and YWCA Muskoka. The Community Garden is a public place to grow your own vegetables if you do not have enough space at home, or as a place to start small and learn about gardening, while meeting other gardeners in your community.

Located on the east side of the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre, the community garden consists of 30 raised box plots, available at three height levels. A volunteer Gardener Liaison is available to gardeners to provide guidance and advice on how to help their gardens flourish. Information, pictures, garden news, tips and advice is shared on a Facebook page and through email.

Please review our Garden Responsibilities Guide

Registration for the upcoming growing season is available at the Centennial Centre between March 1- May 1, annually. There is a registration fee of $25 per plot ($10 refundable deposit should the plot be cleaned out at the end of the season) for the gardening season, with an initial limit of two plots per family.
To register, complete the Registration Form and return with payment. To select specific plot(s), refer to the Plot Layout Map.

Volunteer / Sponsor / Donate
If you would like to help with the garden, other ways to get involved include sponsorship, donation and volunteering. Review our Sponsorship Package for more information.

For more information, please email us at

Partnership Programs

Aquafit at Gull Lake

The Town of Gravenhurst and the YMCA are partnering to provide Aquafit at Gull Lake!

Aquafit is a multilevel workout that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning using the waters resistance. The exercises are specifically designed to improve your range of motion and cardiovascular health. The class takes place in both shallow and deep water. Flotation belts will be available for all participants. Enjoy this program outdoors at Gull Lake Beach.

Aquafit will run each Wednesday at 10:00am throughout July and August (pending participation).  Beginning June 28, adults 18+ can register for they days they wish to attend.  Space is limited to 12 participants per class.  Cost is $8.00 per class. 

Participants will need to create an account through the YMCA online portal at No membership is required! 


For more information, please email us at 

Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals at Gull Lake

The Town of Gravenhurst and the YMCA are partnering to provide Lifesaving Sports Fundamentals at Gull Lake!

Lifesaving Sport Fundamentals offers participants a recreational introduction to lifesaving sport skills. The program also teaches team building, fair play, ethics in sport and responsibility. The program targets 8 to 12-year-olds who have completed LSS Swimmer 3.

Lifesaving Sport will run each Tuesday at 2:00pm throughout July and August (pending participation).  Beginning June 28, youth 8-12 can register for the days they wish to attend.  Space is limited to 10 participants per session.  Cost is $8.00 per session. 

Participants will need to create an account through the YMCA online portal at No membership is required!


For more information, please email us at 


Family Day 

At this time, all Family Day Programming has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but given the climate around COVID-19, we are committed to public safety.

Gravenhurst Children's Festival

The scheduled 2020 Children's Festival has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but given the climate around COVID-19 we are committed to public safety.

If you are interested in becoming a partner or volunteer for our 2021 event, please contact Nicole Gray, Community Recreation Coordinator, at or 705-687-6774 ext 22.


March Break Programming

At this time all March Break Programming has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but given the climate around COVID-19 we are committed to public safety.

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Program Cancellation

Program Changes and Cancellations

Our priorities are safety and communication. Sometimes unexpected events necessitate that a program or service must be moved, postponed or cancelled outright. In those circumstances we will post the relevant information as soon as it is available. Every effort will be made to make up the affected missed classes if possible.

During bad weather days, decisions whether programs will be running or not will be made by 3:00 p.m. and the information posted. The Town will make every attempt to list all current emergency or unexpected cancellations or closures for Town of Gravenhurst programs and events. However, we cannot guarantee that a cancelled program will be listed here. All Town of Gravenhurst programming may be subject to change. Please use your own best judgment to assess local road conditions before venturing out.

Public Skating

Winter Activities Page

Rec Guide

Please note that the 2020 Fall/2021 Winter Rec Guide will not be available. Please check here for all available programs/workshops. 

Please note: every effort is made to ensure that the information in the Guide is complete and accurate, however, some times information changes after publication.  Please contact the Recreation Admin Office at 705-687-6774 for updates. 

If you have not received the latest Rec Guide through your mail, be sure to pick up a hard copy at the following locations or View Online 

Our Rec Guide has a wealth of information about Town programs, services and municipal information - get yours today!


 How to Register

Registration for a recreation program at the Town of Gravenhurst is easy! Please register with one of the following methods:

Online registration is convenient and user friendly. Once your account is created, you will be able to register for programs and view receipts from previous programs.  
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Drop off completed registration form (PDF) at the Centennial Centre – Recreation Department Office. In person registrations are available during office hours. 

Fax your registration form (PDF) with credit card payment to 705-687-8857. Please call the Centennial Centre to confirm it has been received. 

The total fee is due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard or cheque (payable to the Town of Gravenhurst). 

Soccer - Updated Guidelines

UPDATE June 15, 2021

Ontario moved into Step 1 of the Road to Reopening on June 11th which means that we will need to push the start date of Session 2 at least one week, to July 5th/6th with the expectation that we will be moving into Step 2 on July 2nd

Staff will continue to keep registrants updated. 


UPDATE May 25, 2021

On May 20, the Ontario Government introduced the Roadmap to Reopening.
Step One of the roadmap may begin after 60 per cent of Ontario’s adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and if public health indicators, such as hospitalizations, ICU occupancy and new admissions and case rates indicate the province can safely move to this step of the roadmap. Based on current trends in key health indicators, including the provincial vaccination rate, the government expects to enter Step One of the Roadmap the week of June 14, 2021. The province will confirm closer to the expected start of Step One.

Ontario will remain in Step One for at least 21 days. If at the end of those 21 days the province has vaccinated 70 per cent of adults with one dose and 20 per cent of adults with two doses and there are positive trends in public health and health system indicators, Ontario will move to Step Two.

Step Two will further expand outdoor activities which includes outdoor leagues and sports. Only when we can move into Step Two will the soccer season will be able to resume. 

Staff will update participants when we know more on reopening. Keep an eye here for any further updates. 

UPDATE May 13, 2021

Effective Thursday, May 13, 2021, the government has extended the provincewide Stay At Home Order by two weeks which means it will be in effect until at least June 2. 

Due to this extension, Session 1 that was set to kick off on Monday May 31 will be cancelled. We will remain hopeful for Session 2 and communicate accordingly.

Registered Participants: Those who registered for Session 1 have received an email from our Community Recreation Coordinator stating the options you have. If you registered for Session 1 but did not receive the email, please contact Nicole at  

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Soccer is back with some updated coaching & participant guidelines. Please ensure you read all of the below prior to registering your child(ren). By registering your child(ren), you agree to the below terms;

    • Program will be modified to ensure physical distancing between participants
    • No physical contact
    • No team requests will be accepted. Siblings will be placed on the same team
    • Practice/Games – Step Two & Three
    • No Practice/Games – Step One
    • Face coverings are required except when participating (this includes spectators)
    • 2 spectators maximum per participant (parent/guardian, siblings) – Green & Yellow Zone
    • 1 parent/guardian per participant (no siblings) – Orange Zone
    • Maximum 50 participants per age group/league, no exceptions
    • Your child(ren) must be appropriate age at start of program 
Disclaimer; program subject to any changes in the provincial Roadmap to Reopening.

Registration opens Monday March 22 at 9am and can be done online. Please note; due to the restrictions and guidelines, we are limited to the number of participants we can have registered per league. To accommodate our anticipated number of participants, the season will be split into two 4 week sessions. Please only register your child(ren) for ONE session

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Registration Deadlines
Spaces are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.  
Session 1 - CANCELLED 
 Deadline to register: May 21st at 4pm
Session 2
 Deadline to register: June 18th at 4pm. 
Segwun Steamers 

Deadline to register;

Session 1: May 17th at 3pm. CANCELLED

Session 2: June 14th at 3pm.

Due to COVID-19, we will require parents/guardians to volunteer coach. Coaching responsibilities may be split between multiple parents (ie. rotating weeks) if necessary. If minimum number of volunteer coaches required is not met, the program will be cancelled. Interested in coaching? Please contact Nicole Gray at or 705-687-6774 ext 22. 

Age Groups, Cost, Day of Week, Time - Green, Yellow, Orange Zones 
Please note; your child(ren) must be the appropriate age by the start date of the program in order to participate.
 Intro to Soccer (2-3 years old) - $35/4 week session

Session 1: Monday's May 31 - June 21, 5pm - 5:30pm at Muskoka Wharf 
Session 2: Monday's June 28 - July 19, 5pm - 5:30pm at Muskoka Wharf 
*  Parent participation required.

 Timbits Soccer (4-6 years old) - $50/4 week session
Session 1: Monday's May 31 - June 21, 6pm - 6:45pm at Muskoka Wharf 
Session 2: Monday's June 28 - July 19, 6pm - 6:45pm at Muskoka Wharf 
* Parent participation may be required if child struggles to maintain social distancing when required. 
 Timbits Soccer (7-9 years old) - $50/4 week session
Session 1: Tuesday's June 1 - June 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Muskoka Wharf
Session 2: Tuesday's June 29 - July 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Muskoka Wharf
* Parent participation may be required if child struggles to maintain social distancing when required.
 Segwun Steamers (10-14 years old) - $65/4 week session

Session 1: Tuesday's June 1 - June 22, 7pm - 8:15pm at Muskoka Wharf 
Session 2: Tuesday's June 29 - July 20, 7pm - 8:15pm at Muskoka Wharf 

 Red/Grey Zones
No practice or games. Prorated refunds will be given should Simcoe/Muskoka enter these zones during the season. 

Swimming Lessons - CANCELLED

UPDATE June 4, 2021

Based on circumstances that are out of our control, we are unfortunately unable to offer outdoor swimming lessons at Gull or Bass Lake beaches this summer. While we’ll continue to look for creative ways to accommodate recreational opportunities, the ability to offer lessons as normal (or close to it) is constrained. We're hopeful that by continuing to invest in our new staff this year, that it will put us in good stead for future years.

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Tennis and Baseball

Gravenhurst has two tennis courts for you to choose from.

Gravenhurst has some of the finest baseball diamonds in Muskoka.

 Youth Skate Park

The Gravenhurst Skate Park is 6,600 square feet of ledges, rails, and banks for all skill levels of skateboarding, in-line skating and
BMX riding. Washrooms and a snack bar are available near the Skate Park at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre.

Hours of Operation
Open seasonally from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Gravenhurst Skate Park
101 Centennial Drive
Gravenhurst, ON


  • Skateboards, BMX's and mountain bikes are allowed.
  • BMX's must have pegs completely covered.
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the skateboard park. Glass containers and gum is prohibited.
  • CSA approved helmets, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards are mandatory for any user under the age of 18.
  • No items such as benches, garbage cans or tables may be used as ramps or jumps.
  • Spectators must watch from outside of the skate park.
  • This park is a drug and alcohol free zone.
  • Motorized vehicles are permitted only in the designated south lots.
  • Use the park at your own risk.
  • Do not use this park if hazardous, wet or icy conditions exist.
  • Absolutely NO graffiti on park.
  • Amplified music or sound requires approval and/or a permit. Contact 705-687-6774.

If you have an emergency, always call 9-1-1. The emergency contact address for this park is 101 Centennial Dr., Gravenhurst, ON

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