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Recreational Facilities

Owen Sound has facilities available to suit functions for all occasions and for all sizes of gatherings. Whether it's a family picnic, a wedding or a concert, the city has the facility in which to host it.

Use your imagination and host a child's birthday party at Harrison Park during the summer months and let the kids wear off their energy in the heated pool. Or, spend an afternoon at Kelso Beach under the picnic shelter (reservations required) with the beach close by.

Julie McArthur Regional Recreation CentreJulie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre

700 10th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 0C6
Information: 519-376-3611, 519-374-7628
For Ice Rentals: 519-376-4440 Ext 1254
LatLng for GPS: 44.56908, -80.93274
Facility Rental Rates

This multi-purpose, fully accessible recreation destination has altered the culture of fitness and recreation across Grey and Bruce Counties.  The dream became reality when the City and Family Y forged a new partnership toward the creation of this facility and the Federal and Provincial governments made funding commitments along with over 800 generous donors from this community. 


Harry Lumley Bayshore Community CentreHarry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre

1900 3rd Ave East, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 3M6
Information: 519-376-3594
For Booking Banquet & Meeting Facilities: 519-376-1440
For Ice Rentals: 519-376-4440 Ext 1254
Facility Rental Rates

Situated on the shores of Georgian Bay, the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre offers a wide range of facilities, amenities and services. Banquet halls, meeting rooms, an arena and 900 parking spaces ensure that any size of gathering can be hosted in style.

  • Banquet Rooms accommodating up to 650 people
  • Arena: 1 NHL size pad available for tournaments, concerts, trade shows
  • Upper concourse walking track
  • Concessions available
  • Outdoor Gazebo & Patio, beautiful gardens, J. Irvine Brown Accessible playground

Harrison Park

75 2nd Ave East, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 5T2
Information: 519-371-9833, 519-376-1440
For Booking Community Centre, Bandshell and Picnic Shelter: 519-376-1440
Campground Reservations: 519-371-9734
Facility Rental Rates
Recreational Activity Pricing and Fees
 

It’s a perfect place to escape the heat, enjoy a swim, pack a picnic, feed birds, or float along the Sydenham River in a paddle boat or canoe, camera at the ready.

Harrison Park Community CentreCommunity Centre:

Harrison Park Community Centre is available for rent to host social and recreational activities.

  • Heritage stone building accommodates 75 people
  • Suitable for community events; family reunions
  • Wood-burning replace (wood available for purchase-no outside wood allowed)

Kelso Beach Park

2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H4
Information: 519-371-9833, 519-376-1440
For Booking Ball and Soccer Fields: 519-376-4440 Ext 1254
For Booking Picnic Shelter: 519-376-1440
Campground Reservations: 519-371-9734
Facility Rental Rates

Kelso Beach Park is a 9 hectare oasis on Georgian Bay, at the mouth of the Pottawatami River in Owen Sound.

  • Amphitheatre
  • Picnic Tables
  • Good Cheer Splash Pad
  • Ball Diamond & Soccer Field

Victoria ParkVictoria Park

700 10th St. East, Owen Sound, Ontario
Information: 519-371-9833, 519-376-1440

  • Grandstand
  • 400 m track
  • Skate and Bike Park - skateboard, scooter or bike

Boat Launches

  • West Side Boat Launch
    1455 1st Ave W, Owen Sound, Ontario
  • East Side Boat Launch
    1900 3rd Ave East, Owen Sound, Ontario

For Information and Passes: 519-371-1988 (leave a message; calls are monitored)

The City offers recreational boaters and sports fisherman boat launch facilities at the West Side Boat Launch for the
boating season. During the Salmon Spectacular Derby, this facility is open 24 hours.

Passes can be purchased through the City’s Boat Launch Operator at the West Side Boat Launch or by calling 519-371-1988 (leave a message; calls are monitored).
The East Side Boat Launch (water level dependent) also offers boaters a launch facility. Season Pass only available for this facility and can be purchased at the West Side Boat Launch.

Amenities include:
Fish cleaning station

  • Concession
  • Washrooms
  • Floating docks (18)

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