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A municipal swimming pool with diving board and marked swim lanes.

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools are among the many recreational facilities in Kingston. Photo: Wayne Hiebert

Kingston is well supplied with sports and recreation facilities to accommodate the various interests of a diverse population. Two of the city's newest facilities are the K-Rock Centre, a spacious sports and entertainment centre in Kingston's downtown that seats 6,800 people, and the INVISTA Centre, located 20 minutes by car from the city centre. INVISTA has four National Hockey League-sized rinks, a fitness centre and meeting space.

The city also has many other facilities that are used for recreation and leisure. These include:

  • Neighbourhood arenas with indoor ice rinks
  • Outdoor rinks for recreational skating and hockey
  • Soccer and lacrosse fields, baseball diamonds, football and cricket fields
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Golf courses, tennis courts, lawn bowling greens
  • Squash and racquet ball courts, indoor and outdoor tennis courts
  • Gymnasiums with basketball and volleyball courts, gymnastics equipment
  • Indoor running tracks, weight rooms
  • Marinas for sailboats and power boats
  • Outdoor wading pools and splash pads

Kingston's three post-secondary institutions, Queen's University, Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College, have athletic facilities that are available for use by city residents. The city also has many privately owned fitness centres and gymnasiums that are widely used by the public.

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Parks & Trails
City parks and trails available for public use listed by type: area parks — which are large-area multi-use parks; walking trails — some of which are internal to Kingston, while others pass through; and specialty parks — offleash dog parks and skateboard parks. There is also a city parks map that provides an overview of all the city parks.

The INVISTA Centre is a municipally owned facility with four ice rinks, viewing galleries, meeting rooms, and a pro shop. The centre is used by adult and youth hockey leagues and for public skating. It also houses a fitness centre.

City Facilities
A list of city-owned parks and recreation facilities: aquatic, arenas and rinks, community centres, fitness centres, and other outdoor fun like sports fields, golf courses and marinas.

Wading Pools and Splash Pads
The city operates wading pools and splash pads during the summer months in a number of municipal parks.

The K-Rock Centre
The K-Rock Centre is a large sports and entertainment facility in downtown Kingston that seats 6,800 people and is owned by the city. The centre is home to the Kingston Frontenacs hockey team and hosts many concerts, shows and other events.

Outdoor Rinks
A guide to outdoor rinks operated by the city, their location, hours of operation and facilities. A map of all the rinks is available as a downloadable PDF.

A list of marinas operated by the city, rates, important dates, seasonal registration forms and contact information.

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
A fully operating marina with 300 slip finger docks and services for both power and sail boats, including dry sail berthing for winter storage, it was originally built for the 1976 sailing Olympics. The venue continues to host Olympic training regattas every year and many other community events. The Coast Guard office and boats are located at Portsmouth.

Belle Park Golf
A municipally owned nine-hole golf course for use by men, women and children. Includes information about other services such as locker rentals.

Sports & Recreation Clubs
A list of local sporting organizations and clubs for people of all ages in Kingston.

Sports & Recreation Directory
A list of Kingston sports and recreation resources, including tours, sports facilities, equipment rentals, conservation areas, etc.

Map Gallery — City of Kingston
More than 140 maps of trails, arenas, outdoor rinks, parks, electoral districts, neighbourhoods and other features of Kingston, many of them interactive. Also includes specialty historical maps, a downloadable Street Atlas, and a Data Catalogue of available datasets.

Recreation & Leisure Guide
Bi-annual (spring and fall) magazine filled with all the activities and programs offered by the City in print format. Includes information on facilities; booking; parks, trails, & gardens; and events, as well as arts, fitness, and recreation programs for all age groups and the whole family. Is available on the right-hand side of the page in PDF format.

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