Recreation and Facilities

Haldimand County offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities for the entire community. We provide programs, parks and services at a great value to our residents and visitors.

Haldimand County has several acres of developed parkland, many kilometres of beautiful trails and pathways, community playgrounds, arenas, outdoor pools, baseball fields, tennis courts, skate parks and community centres.

For a schedule of Local Events and Haldimand County Recreation Programs view our event calendar. 



Community Halls

Dunnville Memorial Arena & Community Lifespan Centre

Parks and Pavilions


Pools and Splash Pads

Pools and Splash Pads



Skate Parks

skate parks

Sports Fields


Tennis/Pickleball Courts

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Trails and Pathways

Cayuga Grand Vista

Arena Program Schedule

December, 2021

Contact us

For questions or concerns regarding programs, please contact the Community Development and Partnerships Division at or 905-318-5932 x8383.

For concerns regarding parks and facilities conditions or repairs, please contact the Facilities and Parks Operations Helpdesk at or 905-318-5932 x6503 (voicemail).

Vaccination Information and COVID 19 Protocols

Legislation and Policy

Before heading to a Haldimand County facility or program, please take a moment to review the following;

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this law impact children and youth (e.g. those under 18 years of age)?

All children under 12 years of age are exempt from showing proof of vaccination to enter County recreation and community facilities.

Unvaccinated youth aged 12 to 17 years of age can enter recreation/community facilities if the purpose of their visit is only to participate in an organized sport, in accordance with guidance published by the Ministry of Health.

Youth aged 12 to 17 years of age who are not participating in organized sport will be required to show proof of vaccination.

How is ‘organized sport’ defined?

Organized sport is defined as activities governed by an association or organization requiring formal registration and includes training, practice sessions and games or matches (e.g. minor hockey).

How does the regulation impact coaches, officials, trainers and volunteers supporting organized sport?

Although the provincial regulation does not require these individuals to be fully vaccinated, Haldimand County Council has made the decision to require coaches, officials, trainers and volunteers to be fully vaccinated. Although this goes beyond the Province’s regulation, it is within the municipality’s authority and is intended to be consistent with the requirements for all other adults and volunteers accessing recreation and community centres for other activities (e.g. walking track, meetings, etc.) and better protects the health and safety of the public, participants, staff and volunteers at these facilities.

Given this County requirement, coaches, officials, trainers and volunteers supporting organized sport will be given until October 31 to become fully vaccinated.

How does the law impact participants attending registered drop-in programs (e.g. shinny, indoor walking, Sit to be Fit, etc.)?

Proof of vaccination is required for all participants 12 years of age or older.

How does the law impact spectators and guardians?

By law, anyone accompanying the athlete as a spectator or guardian must show proof of vaccination and proof of identify if they are 12 years of age or older.

What is the definition of fully vaccinated?

Under the law, a person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if,

a) they have received,

    • the full series of COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines;
    • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada; or,
    • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and,

b) they received their final dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

Is anyone exempt from showing proof of vaccination?

Children under 12 years of age and youth aged 12-17 years who are actively participating in organized sport are exempt.

Persons who provide a written document—completed and supplied by a physician or registered nurse in the extended class (e.g. nurse practitioner)—that sets out the medical reason for not being fully vaccinated and the effective time period for the medical reason are exempt.

Patrons entering an indoor area solely for the following purposes: to use a washroom; to access customer service or pay a bill; to purchase admission; as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety.

How does the law impact rentals of meeting rooms/event spaces and community halls?

By law, anyone 12 years of age and older attending an event in a meeting room or at a community hall must show proof of vaccination and proof of identity.

The only exemptions are anyone entering the indoor premises of a meeting or event space for the purposes of attending a social gathering associated with a wedding service/rite/ceremony or a social gathering associated with a funeral service/rite/ceremony—on or after September 22, 2021, but before October 13, 2021—as long as the patron provides, to the person responsible for the establishment, the results of an antigen test administered within the previous 48 hours establishing that the person is negative for COVID-19.

What effect do the policies of other organizations (e.g. Ontario Minor Hockey Association, Ontario Women’s Hockey Association)–including exemptions—have on facility access?

The policies of other independent organizations have no impact on facility access and do not replace or supersede any part of the Province’s regulation, which is what the County is bound to and must administer.

I believe I am eligible for an exemption for health and safety purposes to ensure the safe access of my child. Why isn’t the County accepting this exemption?

While the provincial regulation does allow an exemption as necessary for the purpose of health safety, this is limited to access by Police, Fire and Emergency Services personnel.

Parks and Recreation Service Plan

The Parks and Recreation Service Plan Update for Haldimand County is a vehicle for implementing new development and renovation projects, and for maintaining and preserving existing facilities and infrastructure. It also provides a means for articulating common parks and recreation purpose within Haldimand, and for communicating to its residents, regulatory agencies, and the County at large.

Parks and Recreation Service Plan – DRAFT Final

Parks and Recreation Service Plan – Appendices