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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.

Please note: Lions Pool will not open for Summer 2023. Find details below

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, men's, 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, Lions Pool is an outdoor built in 1947, that offers recreational swimming, swimming lessons, and a highly successful swim team during July and August each year. 

Please note: Lions Pool will not be opening in 2023. During the opening inspections of the pool, staff discovered the liner was torn. At the June 1, 2023 meeting, Council directed staff to undertake further analysis of the necessary renovations and costing to understand how Lions Pool could continue to meet the community's needs into the future. Staff is now working on a plan to transition the Lions Pool programs and updates will be posted once details are finalized. 

Spray & Play Wading Pool - Opening June 30, 2023

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.

NEW for 2023! 

Council voted in favour of offering free admission to the wading pool since Lions Pool will not be opening for Summer 2023. Normal admission is $3 for children and free for adults. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What recreational programs will be 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.

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 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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