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Recreation

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Prescott is home to over 85 acres of green space, including RiverWalk ParkCentennial Park (home to the municipal beach, pool, and tennis courts), the Heritage River Trail (alongside the War of 1812-era Fort Wellington National Historic Site).

The vision for recreation & leisure service in the Town of Prescott is to create "A vibrant and active community that maximizes its existing natural and built assets to offer superior indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities to residents and visitors.”

The Town of Prescott offers swim programs, facilities, beautiful green spaces, and trails to help residents and visitors of all ages lead healthy, active, engaged and community-connected lives.   

Pickleball

Join us on the Pickleball courts at the Leo Boivin Community Centre!  This free, drop-in program is suitable for all levels of players from beginner to advanced.  All participants must come prepared to show their identification and vaccination receipt upon entry to the facility.

 

Pickleball Schedule:

Tuesdays: 9:30AM-11:30AM

Wednesdays: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Thursdays: 9:30AM-11:30AM

 

For more information, contact Samantha at sjoudoinmiller@prescott.ca 

Walker House Adult Recreation Centre
Walker House Adult Activity Centre opened its doors in 1986. What once housed Wanaco's head office, a local manufacturing company, was gifted to the Town of Prescott when the company decided to locate its office within their plant uptown. The property came with some strict regulations, instructing the Town to always have the facility open as a seniors activity centre.

 

Walker House is open seven days per week, all year round and is wheelchair accessible. Services are offered to enrich the quality of life for older adults through recreational, educational and health promotion programs. Activities include: crafts, cards, exercises, weaving, music, food, out-trips and special events.

 

Membership to Walker House is $15 per year for Prescott residents. There's an additional $25 user fee for the town if you live outside Prescott town limits.

Everyone is welcome to participate in a trial period to decide if Walker House is a good fit before joining.

 

You can find more information on the Walker House Adult Recreation Centre Website.

Recreation Master Plan
 The recommendations contained within the Recreation Master Plan for Prescott are guided by several key principles. These were developed based on the outcomes of the community engagement activities, locational context, consideration for future demographics, local and provincial strategic priorities, and review of existing recreation facilities and programs.
  1. Promote community health, wellness and active living through a variety of recreational opportunities.

  2. Address the needs of an aging population through recreation planning.

  3. Fully utilize the existing recreational assets available in the Town.

  4. Strategic investment in recreation for resident retention and attraction, economic development, and to promote tourism (including sport tourism).

  5. Asset management‐based approach to practical capital investment in recreation facilities.

  6. Recreation opportunities for all members of the community regardless of age, ability, income, or ethnicity.

  7. Provision of an effective range of indoor spaces for public use and programming.

  8. Protect and enhance Prescott’s waterfront as the primary location for passive recreation, visitor services, and tourist opportunities. 

Click here to read the Town of Prescott Recreation Master Plan

 

Prescott Centennial Pool

The Prescott Centennial Pool is one of our most popular municipal amenities! The pool is open evenings and weekends through June, and runs full programming in July and August. The pool is heated to a minimum temperature of 78°F. 

 

We are excited to welcome you to the Prescott Centennial Pool this season. As can be expected, operating a public pool during the Covid-19 Pandemic requires careful planning. Pre-registration is required for all swim programming and will open registration for each program at 9:00 am, 7 days in advance of the program start date. Full payment is required at the time of registration. If the program you are interested in is full, you have the option of putting your name on a waiting list. If a space opens, you will be contacted to confirm your registration or to pass the spot to the next in line.

In partnership with the YMCA, swimming lessons are available. If you are unsure of which level to sign your child up for, check out our conversion chart at https://eo.ymca.ca/aquatics-programs


The pool also hosts free Aquatic Fitness classes, Fitness Swim, Lane Swim and Public swimming. The Prescott Piranhas recreational swim team is another popular program. 

For all pool programming information, visit the Centennial Pool page.

Kelly's Beach

One of the many waterfront attractions here in Prescott is our quaint beach, located at the west end of town near Centennial Park and our municipal pool.

Throughout the summer, the beach is a very popular spot. Local children and adults alike enjoy the clean, warm waters of the tranquil St. Lawrence River. The sandy shore is meticulously maintained to provide our residents with a relaxing and safe environment. Come down to Kelly's Beach and don't forget your sunscreen!

Please check the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit website for an up to date assessment of the water conditions.

 
Boat Launch

Located at the west end of Centennial Park, this area has recently undergone landscape renovations to make parking easier and more enjoyable for vehicles and boat trailers. 

It is free to use the municipal boat launch. 

Splash Pad
Our Splash Pad is located in Centennial Park next to the outdoor pool and open daily from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. in the summer months.
We'd like to remind our residents to use common sense when enjoying the splash pad and to consider the following rules:
• Vacate the splash pad area during thunderstorms
• Children aged 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
• Parents/guardians must supervise their child(ren) at all times
• Profanity, improper behavior, and intoxication are not permitted
• No running, rough play or climbing on components
• No glass, food or beverages allowed in the splash pad area
• No smoking in the splash pad area
• No animals are permitted in the splash pad area
• Swim diapers must be worn by infants and others depending upon continence ability
• Do not change diapers in the splash pad area
• Persons with open sores or rashes are not permitted
• Persons experiencing nausea, vomiting or diarrhea are not permitted
• Do not drink splash pad water
• Do not sit on the geysers or drains
• Do not put your eye in contact with any water spray device
• Water shoes, bare feet, or CLEAN gym shoes only
• No equipment of any type permitted (accessibility devices exempt)
• Vehicles of any type, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and roller blades are not permitted
• Do not carry mud onto the splash pad
• Always practice social distancing
Please report any problems or safety concerns to (613) 925-2812 ext. 6200

 

 

 

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