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Aquatic Programs

The City of Woodstock offers registered and drop in programs at several different Aquatic facilities, including an indoor pool that is open year round, and an outdoor pool, a water park and two splash pads that are open seasonally.


Child in swimming lessons

Swim Lessons and Programming

Swimmer in a lane of the pool swimming adult lenghts.

Recreational Swimming

Aquafitness class

Aqua Fitness

Kids playing in splashpad

Wading Pool and Splashpad

Southside Aquatic Centre

Located at 315 Finkle Street, Southside Aquatic Centre offers an "L" shaped 25m six-lane section and a 10m by 10m deep end, with diving board, pool lift and sauna. There are three change-room options; family, mens, and ladies. Upstairs is a meeting room and viewing area. You can contact the pool at 519-539-2382 ext. 2701.

Amenities offered at Southside Aquatic Centre include:

Southside Aquatic Centre Building Hours

Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lions Pool

Located at 245 Vansittart Avenue, the Lion's Pool is an outdoor city-run community facility that operates for the months of July and August. Built in 1947, the 105' x 45' pool offers recreational swimming, swimming lessons, and a highly successful swim team for all ages. You can contact Lions Pool at 519-539-2382 ext. 2721.

For Public Swims and Lane Swimming times visit Recreational Swimming page or Aquatic Fitness for aquafit times.

Lions Pool Hours

Lions Pool is closed for the season and will open for Summer 2023.

Spray & Play Wading Pool

Our spray and play wading pool offers a supervised children's shallow water play facility with a wading pool, splash and spray structure, slide, and dry land playground. There are also picnic tables, an observation deck, and snack booth on-site. The facility is open during the summer and admission rates apply. 

For more information on the City of Woodstock's Wading Pool and Splash Pads. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What recreational programs will be offered?

With restrictions being lifted, a variety of programs are now being offered. Please visit the following pages for program information:

Do I have to register in advance?

To guarantee entry, we recommend that swimmers continue to book in advance. Drop in entry is permitted if space is available.

Is there anything I should be aware of before visiting an aquatic facility? 

Before visiting Southside Aquatic Centre, we recommend users complete the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If you do not pass the assessment, you should not go to the pool.

What measures/procedures are in place to ensure my safety? 

To ensure the health and safety of staff and participants, increased cleaning measures are occurring in accordance with Parks and Recreation Department Standard Operating Procedures.

What equipment will be available?

Equipment will be permitted for use and will be cleaned will be cleaned and sanitized by staff daily.

How many people are allowed to swim?

The Ontario government has removed any capacity limits and we have also increased our program capacity to reflect that.

Will I have access to the changerooms? 

All changerooms, showers, and lockers are now available for use.

Do I already have an online account?

You likely do and it will be linked to your email address. Visit At the login screen, use the reset password button to complete your account setup.

If that does not work, or if you don't believe you have an account with the City, please email or contact 519-539-2382 x 2701 

2023 Seasonal Closures

  • New Year's Day - Sunday, July 1
  • Family Day - Monday, February 20
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 7
  • Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 9
  • Easter Monday - Monday, April 10
  • Victoria Day - Monday, May 22
  • Canada Day - Saturday, July 1
  • Civic Holiday - Monday August 7
  • Labour Day - Monday, September 4
  • Thanksgiving - Monday, October 9
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25
  • Boxing Day - Tuesday, December 26

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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