Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing the recreation facilities, programs and leisure services for residents and visitors.

We work closely with community groups, volunteers and individuals as a facilitator to ensure that the community needs are addressed. Working together with our nieghbours in Leeds and the Thousand Island Township we offer a wide variety of recreational and leisure activities for children and adults. 

Recreation Centre

Sports and Activities Schedule 

PUBLIC SKATING has now ended for the 2023/2024 winter season.

See you in September!

No sports equipment or outside skating aides are permitted during these opportunities. This is an open unsupervised skate. Standard skating supports are permitted, Wheel chairs are allowed, but must be cleaned before entering ice surface. No horseplay, tag or racing is permitted.

Parents and Tots (or grandparents, caregivers, etc.), can enjoy this open skate, with no instructor. Strollers, pylons, sleds or chairs are not permitted on the ice. Standard skating supports are permitted. No carrying children while on the ice surface. All participants must wear ice skates. CSA approved helmet are recommended but not required. 

Come out and enjoy the music, friendship, and exercise. Skilled, novice, and beginner skaters welcome. Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants but not required. For skaters 18 years and up.

***Please Note: Subject to change without notice. Blackout dates may apply due to Tournament Play and Private Bookings. Please see calendar at arena. 

The Lou Jeffries Arena is closed during these holidays throughout the year:

  • Thanksgiving Day Closed
  • Christmas Eve (1/2 day only close at 11am) 
  • Christmas Day Closed
  • Boxing Day Closed
  • New Year’s (1/2 day only close at 11am)
  • New Year’s Day Closed 
  • Family Day Closed

2023/24 Season Ice Rental Fees (Contributing and Non-Contributing Fees):
The new rate fee entitled “Non-Contributing” was initiated in order to charge a higher ice rental fee to any user group that is not based out of the municipalities that contribute to the yearly operating and capital costs required to maintain the TLTI/Gananoque Lou Jefferies Arena. The new rate fee will apply to any user group(s) that are outside of the Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands (TLTI).

Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink (GBM) - Closed for the Season

Ready to Play – Make Your Own History The Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink

The GBM Canada 150 Outdoor Rink will be open mid May for public use.

Please note: Private bookings at the Gord Brown Memorial Canada 150 Outdoor Rink are currently not available at this time.

Facility Bookings - Fees and Rates

Splash Pad

The Splash Pad is CLOSED for the season.

All park Washroom are CLOSED for the season.

Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (TLTI)

Joint Recreation Master Plan Final Report