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Miller Waste Systems Sponsors Family Swimming at Harrison Park

Miller Waste Systems has once again made a generous donation to help operate the Harrison Park Pool this summer. The $3,500 donation will provide free family swimming on Thursdays (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and Sundays (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) from June through September.  

Mr. Joe Johnson, President, and Mr. Matt Roe, District Manager of Miller Waste Systems visited Owen Sound and the Harrison Park Pool to join Mayor Ian Boddy, Director of Community Services Pam Coulter, and Manager of Parks & Open Space Eckhard Pastrik for the cheque presentation on April 10. This is the ninth consecutive summer that Miller Waste has sponsored Free Family Swims at the Harrison Park Pool.   

The Harrison Park Pool underwent major renovations in 2018 to increase accessibility and enhance the experience for residents and visitors, including an accessible ramp and railing, accessible seating on the new concrete deck, and the addition of a new fully accessible family changeroom.   

Additional details regarding the Harrison Park Pool schedule is on the City’s website. 

For more information, please contact Pam Coulter, Director of Community Services at 519-376-4440 ext. 1252 or email 

Image description (left to right): President of Miller Waste Systems Joe Johnson, Manager of Parks & Open Space Eckhard Pastrik, Mayor Ian Boddy, District Manager of Miller Waste Systems Matt Roe.


“The City of Owen Sound greatly appreciates the continued sponsorship from Miller Waste Systems in providing families with the opportunity to spend quality time together in beautiful Harrison Park this summer.” 

-Mayor Ian Boddy 

Quick Facts: 

  • The Harrison Park Pool will open on Monday, June 17 and close for the season on Sunday, September 1. 
  • The pool is Owen Sound's only outdoor heated public pool and is fully staffed with professional lifeguards and operated by the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce. 
  • Swimming has been offered in Harrison Park since 1933. It was upgraded to a pool from a swimming pond in 1978 and renovated in 2018 to provide a leisure swimming facility following the construction of the indoor pool at the Julie McArthur Rec Centre, operated by the YMCA.  
  • Harrison Park Pool is fully accessible, including a fully accessible change room and ramp access into the pool.  
  • Information about 2024 open swim passes and seasonal passes will be available on the City’s website soon. 


Miller Waste Systems presenting a cheque to the City


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