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:

 

 Program Offerings / Registration

Click here to explore our current offerings!

 

Looking to sign up for a program? Follow the instructions below:

 Registration Steps

Registration for a recreation program at the Town of Gravenhurst is easy!

Please register with one of the following methods:

ONLINE
Online registration is convenient and user friendly. Once your account is created and activated, you will be able to register for programs and view receipts from previous programs.  
Create your account
Log on to your account

IN PERSON
Drop off completed registration form (PDF) at the Centennial Centre – Recreation Department Office. In person registrations are available during office hours. 

 Payment
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). 
Questions? 
Email us at recreation@gravenhurst.ca
What's New?

Archery Tag! 

Hey! You don't have to pull any strings to try out the new Archery Tag program coming to the Centennial Centre! Mask, Bows and Arrows included. Think Dodgeball meets bow and (foam-tipped) arrow fun! 
First two weeks is $8.85 per person (after April 20th, sessions are $13.27 per person). 1 hour and a half, max 12 per session! Spaces are limited!
The fun is right on target and the only drawback... is your bow! A perfect date night, evening with friend or means to make new ones! Click here to register! 

Please note:
-Sessions need at least 4 participants to run. If this is number is not met by Noon on the day of the program, our coordinator will contact you about rescheduling.
-You must be at least 10 years old to participate in Archery Tag.
-In addition, unruly behaviour or ignoring the staff during the program will result in removal from the activity without refund.

This program runs until June 6th, after which time, please contact us about additional bookings. 

If you have questions about the program, please email Recreation@Gravenhurst.ca or phone (705) 687-3412 Ext. 2122.


Lawn Sports! - Cornhole!
Wondering what 'airmail' is? What about a 'jumper'? Looks like you need to come out and play the fan-favourite of lawnsports, Cornhole!

Up your game before BBQ season and make sure you don't get 'skunked' or lost in the 'cornfusion'. We swear these are all real terms and we can define then while you're sending 'sliders' and 'swishes' home! Sign up for casual fun Thursday nights this spring.

We're playing on the arena floor and are looking for some real champions to come out to play. First week pricing of $6.65 per player and then $8.85 starting April 28th. Our last session is June 9th, 2022. 

Click here to register! 

Further interest in Cornhole? We are gathering contact information for a potential league this fall. If you are interested, please email Recreation@Gravenhurst.ca to be added to the list! 
Swimming Lessons 2022 (Gull Lake Rotary Park and Bass Lake)

There's something special about learning to swim in a lake.  

Registration for Gull Lake Rotary Park Swimming lessons begin April 25th:
click here to register

Please note that swimming lessons will be offered across 4 sessions but not all levels will be offered during each session

Session 1 - July 4-15
Session 2 - July 18-29
Session 3 - Aug 1-12
Session 4 - Aug 15-26

Private Lessons are on a weekly basis


Registration for Bass Lake Swimming lessons begin April 27th:
click here to register

Please note that swimming lessons at Bass Lake occur Monday evenings.

 

Please note that program scheduling is based on the availability of our instructing staff and if registration is too low in a specific session, lessons may be cancelled.

All swimming report cards will be received over SwimGen and can be accessed through our portal by clicking here. If you lose your swimmer's Participant ID, please email Recreation@Gravenhurst.ca

 

Soccer 2022

Timbits Soccer (Ages 4-6 play at 5:30pm and 7-9 play at 6:30pm) Registration has now closed for this program.

 

Soccer is back for another successful season! We would like to thank Tim Hortons for sponsoring this program again in 2022. This program is a non-competitive league focusing on skill development and having fun. Each of the 8 sessions consists of skills, drills and a game. Please note that the May 24th date is for jersey, shorts and socks pickup as well as a meeting opportunity with the coaches.

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This program relies on the wonderful community of coaches that step forward for our young soccer stars. If you are interested in coaching a team this 2022 season, please reach out to recreation@gravenhurst.ca or when registering for the program. 

Participants must be the age listed by the first date of the program (May 24th, 2022). 

Team requests can not be accommodated. Siblings will be placed on same team only if they are in the same age group and unless otherwise requested.

Please note that if a game is cancelled due to inclement weather or field condition, an email will be sent by 2pm to the email used to register for the program as well as notice posted on the Town of Gravenhurst social media accounts. 

We will make every effort reasonable to reschedule sessions, though this means they may be booked on a different night of the week.

March Break Programming

march break calendar

Looking for something fun to do this March Break?

Public Skating
$2 at the door
12pm -1:30pm Monday to Friday 

Two Movies in the Terry Fox Auditorium
$2 at the door

  • Encanto: March 15th 2pm
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife March 17th 2pm

Grab-and-Go Craft Available Monday and Wednesday
(Free and while supplies last): Spring-themed and portable, so come by to pick-up a free craft pack.

Swimming and Open Gym are available at the Y! 

Leisure Swim

  • Monday through Thursday 9:30am-10:15am
  • Monday and Wednesday 4:45 - 6:45pm

Open Gym

  • available Monday through Friday 1pm - 4pm

Day Pass prices are:

  • Adults $12
  • Young Adults (18-29) $9
  • Senior $9
  • Child $5
  • Family $20

All located at the Centennial Centre, 101 Centennial Dr., Gravenhurst
Masks required upon entry of the building. You can remove your mask once on the ice surface.

 Participants under 12 require parent supervision to attend Public Skates and Movies. 

For specific questions regarding Y programming, please inquire directly with the Gravenhurst YMCA (705) 687-9899

Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at www.Gravenhurst.ca

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
  • 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
  • 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 Rowing Club - 705-645-4205
  • Muskoka Summer Hockey School - 705-687-1688
  • North Shore Riding Centre - 705-687-0646
  • Severn River Rowing Club - 705-394-5667
  • Scuba Shack - 705-687-5879
  • Snowcrest Riders Snowmobile Club 705-687-7921
  • Taboo Resort 705-687-2233
  • Temple Knights Tai Chi 705-767-1177
  • Tennis Info 705-684-8698
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.

 

Registration
Registration for the upcoming growing season is available at the Centennial Centre between April 1st - May 1st, annually. There is a registration fee of $17.70 plus HST per plot for the gardening season, with an initial limit of three plots per family.
Registration opens on April 1st, click here to register.

 

For more information, please refer to this document

*Please note, this year we have removed the deposit.

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.

Questions?
For more information, please email us at recreation@gravenhurst.ca.

Partnership Programs

Please check back soon for future partnership programs or explore current offerings through the registration portal above. 

 

Questions?

For more information, please email us at recreation@gravenhurst.ca 

 

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 

 Please note that Public Skating will return in September

 

Adult Leisure Skate - Fee is $2 at the door

Monday to Friday - 9am to 9:50am 

Please be aware that the doors will be opened at 8:45am at the South Entrance of Arena and will only be open until 9:00am.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Recreation@gravenhurst.ca

 

Weekend Public Skates

Please check back for information on Weekend Public skates. 

 

PA Day Skates 

Please keep an eye out for information regarding PA Day skates.

 

Rec Guide

Please note that the 2022 Spring/Summer Rec Guide will not be available. Please check here for all available programs/workshops or give us a call at (705) 687-3412 Ext. 2122.

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.

Address
Gravenhurst Skate Park
101 Centennial Drive
Gravenhurst, ON

Rules

  • 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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