Community Centres and Recreation Facilities – City of St. John’s, Recreation Division

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H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
40 Mundy Pond Road
St. John’s, NL A1E 1V1

Tel: (709) 576-8499          Email: recreation@stjohns.ca
Website: http://www.stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/recreation-facilities

Mandate:

To encourage and help facilitate residents to lead healthy and active lifestyles by offering leisure programs and services that are inclusive and accessible. They have opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities to get involved and participate in a wide variety of activities, indoors and outdoors, scheduled or at your leisure.

To support healthy living for its residents, the City also maintains 43 parks, 3,065 hectares of open space, 124 playgrounds, 44 sports fields, and 33 basketball and tennis facilities. The City also manages 125 kilometres of walking trails and 53,000 mature trees.

Target population:

Residents and visitors of St. John’s.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Community Centres (709) 576-8499

  • Paul Reynolds Community Centre (709) 576-8631
    • Located at 35 Carrick Drive, this multi-purpose 74,000 square feet aquatic facility offers many amenities including: full-sized 6,700 square foot gymnasium, 25-metre lane swimming pool, therapeutic warm water leisure pool with zero depth beach entry, two waterslides, hydraulic lift and water wheelchairs, pool viewing area, fully accessible family change rooms, adult size change table, universal change rooms, dedicated youth room, 1,775 square foot dedicated children’s area, 900 square foot senior’s area, and open concept lobby.
  • H.G.R. Mews Community Centre (709) 576-8499
    • Located at 40 Mundy Pond Road (corner of Mundy Pond Road and Ropewalk Lane), this multi-purpose facility offers many amenities including: racquetball courts, gymnasium, multi-purpose room for meetings and small gatherings, 25-metre swimming pool with diving board, pool viewing area, co-ed steam room/dry sauna, wheelchair accessible, pool lift, chairs and ample parking.
  • Shea Heights Community Centre (709) 576-1023
    • Located at 130 Linegar Avenue is available for rentals to host birthday parties, baby and wedding showers, and meetings. Amenities include: multipurpose room, kitchen and wheelchair accessibility. Rentals are based on the availability of facility and staff.
  • The Kilbride Lions Community Centre (709) 368-0250
    • Located off Fahey Street, the Kilbride Lions Community Centre is available to host birthday parties, baby and wedding showers and meetings. Amenities include: multi-purpose room, kitchen and wheelchair accessibility. Rentals are based on the availability of facility and staff.
  • Southlands Community Centre (709) 364-5252, 364-5128, 364-5129
    • Located at 40 Teakwood Drive, is available for rentals to host birthday parties, baby and wedding showers and meetings. Amenities include: two multi-purpose rooms, board room, a kitchen and wheelchair accessibility. Rentals are based on the availability of facility and staff.
  • Rotary Sunshine Park Chalet (709) 576-8407
    • Located off Thorburn Road, the Rotary ‘Sunshine’ Park Chalet is a modern facility that can sleep 24 people. Many amenities are available for programming, meetings and social functions including full kitchen with dishwasher, propane fireplace, outdoor barbecue and large patio deck. The chalet is located in a tranquil setting with outdoor fields and an unsupervised swimming/beach area. Please click Rotary ‘Sunshine’ Park Chalet to view more photos or to complete an application. Click here to complete an application.

Skate Parks (709) 576-8411

  • Northwest Rotary Skate Park
    • The Skate Park is located in Mundy Pond Park (off Blackler Ave) and is a 16,600 square foot concrete park that offers bowl and street skating/riding obstacles for the beginner right up to the more advanced user.
  • The City currently has six outdoor modular (portable) skate parks for users to enjoy. They are located as follows:
    • Bowring Park (next to swimming pool)
    • Kilbride Lions Community Centre (parking lot)
    • Goulds (behind the Fire Dept. on the Main Road, next to the basketball court)
    • Shea Heights Community Centre (behind Community Centre off Linegar Ave)
    • Southlands (Teakwood Park)
    • Quidi Vidi Lake (North side of Lake off The Boulevard)

Swimming Pools

  • For schedules and admission requirements for each City of St. John’s swimming pool, please click here.
  • Paul Reynolds Community Centre Indoor Swimming Pool (709) 576-8155
    • Located at 35 Carrick Drive
    • Indoor 25-metre lane pool
    • Therapeutic warm water leisure pool with zero depth beach entry
    • Two water slides
    • Pool viewing area
    • Accessible showers / adult size change table
    • Hydraulic lift and water wheelchairs
    • Universal change rooms
  • H.G.R. Mews Community Centre Indoor Swimming Pool (709) 576-8408
    • Located at 40 Mundy Pond Road
    • Indoor 25-metre swimming pool
    • 1-metre diving board
    • Pool viewing area
    • Co-ed steam room / dry sauna
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pool lift
  • Bowring Park Swimming Pool
    • Located in Bowring Park on Waterford Bridge Road
    • 50-metre outdoor swimming pool
    • New water slide to be installed soon
    • Wading pool for tots
    • Accessible change rooms
    • 3-metre diving board (1-metre diving board to be installed for 2018 season)
    • Bowring Park Splash Pad
      • The City of St. John’s and the Bowring Park Foundation operate the popular Splash Pad, located adjacent to the Bowring Park Swimming Pool.
      • This is a zero-depth accessible play area and is an open area where free aquatic play is available all summer long.
      • Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to dusk daily during the summer.
  • Bannerman Park Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Located on Bannerman Road
    • L-shaped 25-metre outdoor swimming pool
    • Accessible change rooms
    • Bannerman Park Splash Pad
      • The City of St. John’s and the Bannerman Park Foundation operate the new Splash Pad, located adjacent to the Bannerman Park Swimming Pool and playground.
      • This is a zero-depth accessible play area and is an open area where free aquatic play is available all summer.
      • Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to dusk daily during the summer.

Sports Fields and Courts

  • There are 7 baseball, one t-ball, 17 softball fields and 18 soccer facilities in the City.
  • Please click on the link to see the dimensions, seating capacity, suitability for provincial and national tournaments and other features of the different fields. These fields are normally open from the first weekend in June to the Thanksgiving Day weekend.
  • There are also 18 tennis courts, 15 basketball courts and one lawn bowling green in the City.
  • For additional help, contact the Recreation Division or submit a request via Access 311.

The Loop

  • An outdoor ice skating trail
  • Families with children, young adults, seniors, community and service groups, and others all skate together for free.