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
  • 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 Bridge Rowing Club - 705-715-2524
  • 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
Registration for the upcoming growing season is available at the Centennial Centre between March 1- May 1, annually. There is a registration fee of $15 per plot +HST 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.

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

March Break Programming

March Break can be stressful! What are you going to do with the kids at home all week, especially if the weather is bad? To help
you navigate your way through this year's March Break, we've collected information about some of the amazing programs running
throughout town.

2019 Schedule of Events is not currently available at this time. Check back soon!

ATTENTION! Please be advised that some programs have a fee to participate. Some programs require pre-registration. For more
information, please contact the Communications, Culture & Recreation Department by calling 705-687-6774 or via e-mail
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

Winter Activities Page

Rec Guide

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!

Registration

 How to Register

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, 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. 

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

 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). 

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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