Facilities and Rentals


The City of Vaughan has a variety of recreation facilities that have pools, fitness centres, arenas, sports fields and activity rooms that are available for use by individuals, groups or organizations. Facility availability of many of our rental spaces can be checked online or see Facility Rentals & Parties for more information.


Life made easy. Vaughan community centres are residents' one-stop shops for up-to-date information and much more! Items for sale include garbage tags, gift certificates, postage stamps, green bins & blue boxes.


Debit, credit or cheque are acceptable forms of payment.


All recreation facilities are equipped with free Wi-Fi. Check the City Viewer to find a facility in your area, or click on one of the links below for location, hours of operation, features and amenities.

Contact Information

Recreation Services

City Hall, Level 300
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1



Other Facilities






Facility Rentals


Planning a party, meeting, sporting event or function? 

There are a​ wide variety of City-owned facilities in your local community available to rent for all occasions; from gymnasiums to pools, meeting rooms to heritage homes, and arenas to a theatre. There is something for everyone. Got a special request? We'll do our best to help make your special occasion a success.


Hosting a playdate or party with us is a piece of cake! 

Parents, let us take some of the party-planning stress off your plate by helping plan your child’s next special occasion at Vaughan community centres! For more information, visit vaughan.ca/partytime.


Maple Bowling Alley – Host a bowling party! Our 4-lane, 5-pin bowling alley located in the basement of Maple Community Centre is available for private party rentals on Friday evenings and weekends.


Refer to Facility Rentals for a complete list of facilities and permitting details. View facility availability online, or call 905.832.8500 for more information. For City Playhouse Theatre rental inquiries, please call 905.303.2000 or email PlayhouseRentals@vaughan.ca.



This is a City-approved, Vaughan-based, not-for-profit community organization run by an elected and volunteer board of directors whose prime purpose is to provide recreation, community or leisure services to the residents of Vaughan. Groups must be comprised of 75% residents except in the case of minor sports groups (aged 19 and under) that must be comprised of 90% house league residents. The application requirements, terms and conditions and eligibility criteria are defined in the Community Service Organization (CSO) Policy.


Community Service Organization (CSO) Frequently Asked Questions

Community Service Organizations
Community Service Organization (CSO) Application


The City of Vaughan, Recreation Services department promotes and recognizes that municipal parks, recreation, heritage and other facilities are integral to healthy communities and intended to be used by the public. The City encourages community members to use municipal facilities that enhances community enjoyment, involvement, health and wellness. The Department encourages these active living, social and other activities that enhance the well being, health and quality of life to residents and acknowledges that use of City owned facilities directly aid in facilitating these activities. Facilities are allocated utilizing the Fair Play Facility Allocation Policy.


Facility Allocation Policy Frequently Asked Questions

Permitted non-use Reporting Form


Vaughan is a City of choice that promotes diversity, innovation and opportunity for all citizens, fostering a vibrant community life that is inclusive, progressive, environmentally responsible and sustainable. It is recognized that this vision can be achieved through various initiatives such as community-based heritage, village fairs and festivals. The City will continue to support and encourage these events planned by volunteer groups that assist in enriching and preserving its diverse community.


The purpose of the Fairs & Festivals Support Program is to demonstrate Vaughan's support for these types of events by establishing criteria that will enable qualifying groups to receive further assistance.


Fairs & Festivals Support Program Application


It’s picnic season: a time to enjoy fresh spring air and food – al fresco – with family and friends! Residents can now book exclusive use of a gazebo at five City-operated parks, both online at vaughan.perfectmind.com or by telephone or email. 




Reservations can be made online right up until the end of the season, which is Friday, Nov. 1, 2024 (previously, reservations made through the online booking system could only be completed 10 to 90 days in advance of the desired date). You also still have the option to reserve over the phone at 905-832-2281 or by email at rec@vaughan.ca for any date right up until the end of the season.



The fee is $50.74 per hour for residents and $56.37 per hour for non-residents (excluding tax) for the gazebo reservation, with an additional required insurance fee of $28.05. All bookings also require a $300 security deposit that will be refunded in full after your event. 


To book online follow these easy steps:

  • Log in to vaughan.perfectmind.com 
  • Click the ‘Facility Information’ tab, then ‘Online Facility Booking’ 
  • Click ‘Picnic Area
  • Pick your desired park and click ‘Choose
  • Select the duration of your reservation (between three to nine hours) and input the number of attendees 
  •  View the calendar to select your preferred date and time
  • Click ‘Reserve’ 
  • Review and agree to contract terms, enter payment and place your order  
  • A contract and receipt will automatically be emailed to you  

All park bookings include exclusive use of a gazebo shelter and select picnic tables. All other park amenities, such as parking, playgrounds, water play areas, tennis and bocce courts, secondary shade structures and washrooms are open for public use. Alcohol is prohibited on the premises.


Book arena ice online at vaughan.perfectmind.com Bookings are available two to 30 days in advance for a one-to nine-hour timeslot.


Locations include:



For a list of facility fees, please view the indoor facility fee schedule (PDF).

Insurance Fees:

  • $1.05 per hour for recreational skating
  • $8.09 per hour for shinny hockey


To book online, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to client portal at vaughan.perfectmind.com 
  2. Click the Facility Information tab
  3. Click Online Facility Booking 
  4. Click Arena Ice
  5. Select desired rink and click Choose
  6. Select between which activity you wish to book; private recreational skating (1-50 participants) or private shinny (1-30 participants)
  7. Select duration of reservation (one to nine hours) and input number of attendees 
  8. View the calendar to select date and time
  9. Click Reserve
  10. Review and agree to contract terms
  11. Enter payment and place your order  
  12. A contract and receipt will automatically be emailed to you  

If you require assistance creating an account or booking arena ice online, email rec@vaughan.ca or call 905-832-2281. 

All ice bookings include the use of two change rooms that are exclusive to the permit holder.

Holiday Schedules & Closures


All community centres are CLOSED on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day: January 1
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day: July 1
  • Simcoe Holiday
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Monday
  • Christmas Day: December 25

Family Day
​All programs are running and community centres are open regular hours offering fun family activities.

​Passover | April 22 (after 4pm), April 23 & April 24
​All registered programs are cancelled at Dufferin Clark, North Thornhill, Rosemount & Garnet A. Williams community centres ONLY (exceptions may apply).

​​Canada Day, Simcoe Holiday & Labour Day
Thornhill Outdoor Pool is open; see our Recreational Swimming page for more details.

​Rosh Hashanah | 4pm on the first day until the end of the last day
​Community centres are open. Recreational drop-in activities only.

Yom KippurFriday, October 11 (after 4pm), Saturday, October 12 (full day)
All registered programs are cancelled at Dufferin Clark, North Thornhill, Rosemount & Garnet A. Williams community centres ONLY (exceptions may apply).

​​​Halloween: October 31
​All registered programs are not scheduled after 4pm (exceptions may apply).

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