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Parks & Recreation

Mites TeamThe Deseronto Community Centre and related recreation facilities, parks and green spaces provide an abundance of recreation opportunities for Deseronto and area residents.

Fitness Centre
Banquet & Event Facilities
Parks & Ball Diamond
Centennial Park Revitalization Project
Recreation Programs & Events
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities



Deseronto Community Centre

The Deseronto Community Centre is home to the Deseronto Storm Junior “C” Hockey Team, Minor Hockey & Ball teams, and a variety of recreation programs and events throughout the year. The Community Centre features an 80×100 foot ice pad with spectator seating for over 500, conference/banquet and meeting facilities featuring a licensed bar, commercial kitchen, fitness centre, gym, tennis courts, and a ball diamond.

Be sure to stop in to see our exciting recently upgraded recreation facility!

The Community Centre offers a wide range of affordable advertising opportunities.  For information follow this link Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

Ball Diamond

For information on banquet facility/hall rentals, follow this link Community Halls

For ice/facility rentals and further inquiries, please contact:

Andrew Conger, Parks & Recreation Department Supervisor

Neil Latimer, Lead Hand

Phone: 613-396-3432
Fax: 613-396-3141
Deseronto Community Centre
51 Mechanic St.
Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0

Recreation Facility Rental Rates

Ice Rental Rates

Primetime - $168.00/hr
Mon-Fri: 6:00pm - Close
Sat & Sun: 9:00am - Close

Non-Primetime - $94.00/hr
Mon-Fri: Open - 5:00pm

Transition Time - $110.00/hr
Mon-Fri: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat & Sun: Open - 9:00am

(Note: Ice rental rates include HST)

Birthday & Holiday Parties

Are you celebrating a birthday or hosting a holiday party? Have your party on ice at the Community Centre!
Cost: $170.00
Includes one hour ice rental and 2 hour hall rental. Use of other Community Centre facilities such as tennis courts and ball diamond may be available if not previously booked. If desired, please indicate when booking.

Beginning September 2011, $2.50 from every ice rental will be allocated into a capital replacement plan for the purposes of future capital expenditures.


Fitness Centre

Made possible with a $64,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Fitness Centre features a selection of brand new, user friendly cardio and strength training equipment including treadmills, recumbent & upright bikes, total body trainers, various strength and weight machines and free weight equipment.  The facility also features TV’s for entertainment while working out, change rooms/showers, and an automated membership system.

Contact Information:
51 Mechanic St. Deseronto (Community Recreation Centre)

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 6am - 10pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm
Sun: 9am - 10pm

Fitness Centre Rates

Family Rate:
$550 - 2 adult annual memberships
$500 - 2 senior annual memberships
$250 - each additional family member 

- Senior rate applies to those aged 60 & over
- Student rate is available to those 23 & under.  Must provide a valid student ID card.
- Those aged 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Banquet & Event Facilities

Deseronto Community Centre
51 Mechanic St.
Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0
Bookings: 613-396-3432, 

Banquet Hall:
The Community Centre features a 250 seated person capacity banquet/conference hall.  Our banquet facilities can accommodate a variety of functions including weddings, banquets, conferences, dances, birthdays/anniversaries, fundraisers, showers, reunions, and more.  The hall features tables/seating for 250 persons, fully equipped kitchen and fully licensed bar facilities (the bar holds a permanent liquor license throught the Alchohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and is operated by the Town with Smart Serve trained staff).

Rental Rates: 

Rental Rates

* Staff reserve the right to cancel/reschedule primetime hourly rentals if daily rentals arise that will conflict with hourly rentals.  Renters will be notified a minimum of 2 weeks prior to event if cancellation/rescheduling is required.

Please Note: All community non-profit associations are eligible to receive a 50% discount for up to one (1) daily rental per year subject to availability.  A Hall Subsidy Request must be submitted to the Town to receive the non-profit association discounted rate.  Forms are available below.

Meeting Room:
Meeting room facilities are also available, which feature a conference table with seating for 12 (additional seating is available upon request), and AV/presentation equipment.

Rental Rates (see table above):

Hall Floor Plan
Hall Subsidy Application


Parks & Ball Diamond

Rathbun Park

Deseronto’s Centennial & Rathbun parks and collection of green spaces offer scenic waterfront views, watercraft docking/launching facilities, playground, walkways, picnic & rest areas, gazebos, fountains, washroom facilities and food/drink services for residents and visitors to enjoy. Explore the many sights throughout the community including historic buildings, murals, memorials, and commemorative plaques marking significant historic figures & events, milestones and community projects.

Whitley Field Ball Diamond
The Community Recreation Centre also features a newly upgraded ball diamond.

Rental Rates:
Non-Lighted Game $23.00
Lighted Game $26.00
Non-Lighted Tournament $100.00/day


Centennial Park Revitalization Project

The Deseronto Parks & Recreation Department has established a Fundraising Committee to raise funds for the Centennial Park Revitalization Project.  Our mission is to create a park and play space for all people of this community to explore and enjoy, one that enriches the quality of life for our youth, residents and visitors alike, and preserves it for future generations.

We’re on our way, but still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $195,000.  Fundraising goals will be very difficult to achieve without the participation of energetic volunteers to assist with planning & activities, so please join us.  Participation does not require a huge time commitment on your part - join in whenever you have some time to spare and assist with the activities that interest you most!  Or why not organize a fundraising event of your own or with a group of friends.

For more information please contact Andy Conger at 613-396-3432 or email or Dana Valentyne at 613-396-2440 or email

Project Details
Project Fundraising Goal & Status
Fundraising Events
Park Sponsorship Opportunities
Project Sponsors

Project Details

Centennial Park Revitalization Project Media Release

Much of Centennial Park’s playground equipment and amenities are suffering from significant deterioration due to age and use. To ensure the continued safety of park users, Deseronto Council has passed a resolution to remove the playground equipment from the park. Enhancing & sustaining community recreation facilities and programs for youth and other user groups is a key priority of the Recreation Department. To that end, the department is coordinating a park revitalization project which will address elements including the replacement & upgrade of aging playground facilities, waterfront trail development, shoreline naturalization & accessibility improvements, plantings & landscaping features, and upgrades to pedestrian and boating amenities.

The project will be implemented during 2013, and the first quarter of 2014 - with an expected completion date of Mar 31st, 2014.

Key elements of the project will include:

1) Replacement & upgrades to existing playground equipment

2) Waterfront Trail Development

3) Shoreline restoration activities to promote habitat protection and public accessibility to the waterfront

4) Docking and boat launch improvements

5) Visitor amenities and landscaping features such as seating, picnic and rest areas, waste/recycle receptacles, lighting fixtures, stroller/bicycle parking, signage, trees/plants and additional landscaping features.

New Playground Design

New Playground Design

Project Fundraising Goal & Status

The total value of the park revitalization project is $195,000.  The project has received funding in the amount of $80,000 from the Government of Canada through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.  “With the support of Economic Action Plan 2012 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund”.

Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund Media Release

Funding Partner Logo

The municipality has allocated $22,500 to the project during 2013 and has committed an additional $22,500 to the project in 2014; for a total of $45,000.

Municipal department staff and fundraising committee members are working diligently to raise an additional $45,000 in funds through sponsorship opportunities and fundraising events & activities.
The municipality has also applied to additional funding sources to secure the remaining $25,000 that must be raised to meet the estimated project cost of $195,000.

Fundraising Events

The fundraising committee has hosted a number of successful fundraising activities to-date, with plans for a variety of additional activities to come over the next year.

Park Sponsorship Opportunities

A copy of the park fundraising package is available for download below, or email for a copy.

Centennial Park Sponsorship Package

Project Sponsors

With the support of Economic Action Plan 2012 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund - Level: Platinum
Funding Partner Logo

Deseronto Lions & Lioness Clubs - Level: Platinum
Media Release - Lions/Lioness Donation

Deseronto Fun Run (Elite Personal Fitness) - Level: Bronze
Media Release - Fun Run

Bell Canada/WFN Ultimate Fishing Town - Level: Bronze
Media Release - Ultimate Fishing Town

McGlade Funeral Home - Level: Bronze

The Kells Family - Level: Trailblazer

McDougall/Grant Insurance - Level: Trailblazer

Trevor & Kim French & Family - Level: Supporter

Quinte Bookkeeping & Income Tax - Level: Friend

The Miller Family - Park Bench

The Clark Family - Park Bench

Gray’s IDA Deseronto - Park Bench

The French Family - Level: Supporter

United Restaurant - Park Bench

Mohawk Bay Campground - Picnic Table

McDougall Insurance & Financial - Level: Trailblazer

Quinte Bookkeeping & Income Tax - Level: Friend

McGlade Funeral Home - Level: Bronze

Wansborough Family - Bench & Tree

D&D Electrocraft - Level: Bronze

Doug Meredith D.D.S. - Level: Supporter

Don Hart Construction - Level: Friend

The Greer Galloway Group - Picnic Table

Free Flow Petroleum - Waste/Recycle Receptacle 

Deseronto Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 - 2 Benches 


Recreation Programs & Events

Deseronto offers a wide range of sports and recreation programs to suit residents of all ages and interests. Information about available programs is located on this page & the events calendar section of our web site, published in the Deseronto News & Views Newsletter and posted at various public locations throughout town. From sports teams, to social events there’s bound to be a program that interests you!

View our website events calendar for details regarding all upcoming community events & programs.

Deseronto Minor Hockey Association
Fitness Classes
Karate Classes
Minor Baseball
Mixed League Baseball
Senior/Adult Programs
Skating Programs
Skate Drive
Summer Day Camp

_________________Deseronto Minor Hockey Association

Deseronto Bulldogs Logo

Home of the Deseronto Bulldogs. Bantam, Pee Wee, Atom & Novice Rep Hockey teams. Home games are played at the Deseronto Community Centre. For additional team information including registration information, game schedules, team/player standings, photos and more visit the team web site (see below for site link).

We are always looking for volunteers for various activities including coaching, management, fundraising, time keeping (paid position) and gate keeping (paid position). We need coaches for all house league teams and for Novice, Atom, Midget and Juvenile Rep teams.

Contact a member of your executive for more information.

Novice Team 08/09Peewee Team 08/09Atom Team 08/09


______________________________________Fitness Classes 

All fitness programs take place at the Deseronto Community Centre
51 Mechanic St. Deseronto 613-396-3432

Fitness classes by Elite Personal Fitness
Personal Trainer: Mandi Fletcher

Fitness Bootcamp Classes:
50-minute full body workout including cardio, strength training, flexibility and core conditioning
Tuesday evenings from 6-7pm

Yoga & Pilates Power Core Classes:
Exercise using slow movements and stretching. Great for increasing flexibility and balance; relieving stress and relaxing.
Wednesdays from 6-7pm

Classes are just $8 for drop in, or 10 class passes are available for $72.  Passes can be used for Yoga or Bootcamp and never expire.

Contact Personal Trainer Mandi Fletcher @ 613-396-1651 or email:

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring a yoga mat, water and a smile! One-on-one Personal Training is also available.

Mom & Me Yoga

This unique program is open to anyone (Moms/Caregivers/Gramas/Dads) and their wee one. The benefits of Yoga are endless; burn calories, tone muscles, learn breathing techniques, increase flexibility, gain range of motion as well as relax (hopefully! lol) and unwind from a hectic schedule.
When: Mondays @ 10:30am

Where: Deseronto Community Centre Banquet Room

Cost: $45 for 4 weeks

Bring: Yoga Mat, Water and anything you like to have on hand for your little one!
A minimum of 8 participants is needed to make the program run, so recruit your friends! The
more, the merrier! I look forward to hearing from each of you and meeting all the little ones I hear so much about!!!!
Contact Personal Trainer Mandi Fletcher @ 613-396-1652 or email her at

Zumba Fitness Classes
Are you ready to party yourself into shape?  That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.

Mondays from 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Cost: $8/class or $72 for 10 week session
Certified Instructor: Jennifer Maracle - Westgate

____________________________________Karate Classes

Adults: Mondays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Families: Thursdays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Deseronto Community Centre 51 Mechanic St. Deseronto
Details: Contact instructor Peter Hawley at 613-354-9915.
Adults: $35/month
Youth: $25/month

___________________________________Minor Baseball

Minor baseball leagues are available for youth aged 4 to 19.

2014 Minor Baseball League season registration begins Mar 27, 2014.


Date of Birth



2009 - 2010



2006 - 2008



2004 - 2005



2002 - 2003



2000 - 2001



1995 - 1999


Location: Deseronto Community Centre (51 Mechanic St.).

Registration Dates:

Mar 27 (6-8pm)

Mar 29 (10am-12pm)

Apr 10 (6 - 8pm)

Apr 12 (10am - 12pm)

Apr 24 (6 - 8pm)

Apr 26 (10am - 12pm)

Please note: A late registration fee of $20 applies after May 2

COACHES & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Call 613-396-3432 or email if you are interested in coaching or volunteering (background/criminal record checks are required).

Registration forms available at or in person at Town Hall (331 Main St.) or Community Centre (51 Mechanic St.).  If unavailable to attend the registration dates, please complete and return registration form with payment prior to May 2nd to the Town Hall.

Required Equipment: Participants must provide their own CSA approved helmet with face protection, ball glove, long pants, running shoes or ball cleats.

Player jersey’s will be provided.

Minor Baseball Registration Form 

_________________________________Skating Programs

Public Skating - All Ages
Public Skating - Adults
Parent & Tot Skate
Shift Hockey
Pick Up Hockey


Public Skating - All Ages

Saturdays & Sundays 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Cost: Free

Public Skating is sponsored by the Deseronto Lions Club and the Deseronto Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280. Public skating is open to all age groups.

Public Skating - Adults

Every Wednesday

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Cost: Free

Parent & Tot Skate

Wednesdays from 10:00am - 10:50am & 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cost: Free

Shift Hockey

Everyone welcome, must provide own equipment.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:00am
Cost: $7.00/person or $50.00/season pass (10 skates)

Pick Up Hockey

Fridays from 11am-12pm

______________________________Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp Details

Day Camp Registration Form 


Please view the website events calendar or the Recreation Department Facebook page for information on upcoming events.



Advertising/Sponsorship Opportunities

The Deseronto Community Recreation Centre offers a great selection of advertising options. Home to many recreation and social programs and events throughout the year that attract countless participants and spectators; Recreation Centre advertising provides effective promotion of your business/organization to a wide market of consumers.

Please view the advertising package below for complete details.

Community Centre Advertising Opportunities