Barrie. Recreation and Culture Services

Site: Barrie - 70 Collier St - 8th Floor

Service: Program Registration and Facilities Bookings

Description (Service) COVID-19 Update Regular Service
Organizes and runs recreational programs for the City of Barrie, including general interest, fitness and aquatic programs for all ages, as well as summer and school break day camps for children and programs on school professional activity days and holidays
  • Spring & Summer Guide lists beaches and times supervised and summer camps
  • Guides list City of Barrie events, community information and available courses/classes for children, adults and seniors at various times throughout the year
  • School Break Planners have detailed information on school break camps, activities and programs
  • Weather permitting, from July 1st through to mid August, Centennial Beach and Johnson's Beach has fully qualified lifeguards on duty 7 days a week from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, all other beaches in Barrie are unsupervised
  • The City prides itself on creating a safe, inclusive, unique and enjoyable environment for everyone who participates in their day camps
  • RecACCESS, a fee assistance program provides support to low-income families and individuals in Barrie, by providing qualifying participants with credits which can be applied to the registration fee for qualifying programs and activities
  • Re-loadable rec gift cards are available Peggy Hill Team Community Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Allandale Recreation Centre, Parkview Centre and City Hall, 8th floor
Service Details
Public Comments
  • There is no Barrie Recreation Guide printed at this time, normally the Guide is distributed twice a year through Metroland: Spring/Summer distributed mid February, Fall/Winter distributed late August  
  • For the most up-to-date scheduling information visit 
  • for information about water quality, advisories or closures at City of Barrie beaches, contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 705-721-7520 or online at 
  • City of Barrie partners with the Canadian Red Cross for the PFD Loan Service 
    • service allows visitors to borrow PFDs on a one day loan while at Centennial Beach 
    • weather permitting, PFDs are available 7 days a week through the Lifeguard Office from 11:30 am-5:30 pm 
    • users will be required to sign a waiver and are responsible for returning the PFD in an undamaged state 
    • a $10 refundable deposit is required
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Barrie - and area
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Program Registration 
  • To book a park for a community event contact Special Events Office at 705-739-4285 or email 
  • parks cannot be booked for private functions 
  • To book a hall, meeting room, baseball diamond, soccer pitch, ice rink, pool, or gym, contact the City of Barrie's Recreation Services Department at 705-739-4223 or complete an on-line application form on the City of Barrie's Online Facility Booking Form 
  • for birthday party packages email or call 705-792-7925 Ext 5783
Languages English
Fees Program - Surcharge for out of town residents
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie City Hall
70 Collier St, 8th Floor
Barrie, ON
Intersection Mulcaster St and Collier St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Auto door, Elevators with audible indicator
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-739-4223
Fax 705-739-4236
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Primary Executive Director, Recreation and Culture Services; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 4510
Alternate Executive Manager of Recreation and Culture Programs; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5166
Mailing Address PO Box 400 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5

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