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Recreation

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Prescott is also 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.‚ÄĚ

winter scene of lighthouse on cover of recreation guide

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.  

Click this link or the cover photo at right to access the current Recreation & Leisure Guide (February - April 2019).

Past recreation guides can be referenced below:

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‚Äźbased 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‚Äôs 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 muniicipal 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¬įF. 

The Prescott Centennial Pool offers 22 levels of Livesaving Society Swimming Lessons (levels include Parent & Tot (3), Preschool (5), Swimmer (6), Patrol (3), Stroke Correction & Fitness (3), Junior Lifeguard Club (1), and Bronze (3). 

The pool also hosts Aquatic Fitness classes, adult lane swims, and free public swimming. The Prescott Piranhas recreational swim team is another popular program. 

Detailed informed is released annually in the "Summer Play Guide". 

Connect with the Prescott Centennial Pool on facebook, or phone the pool at (613) 925-0762. 
 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. 

 

 

 

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