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Leisure Programs and Events

COVID-19 Update: Spring and Summer 2020 Recreation programs and classes are cancelled. For more information on affected municipal services visit the COVID-19 page.

Spring 2020 Kawartha Lakes Community Guide Cover

A complete list of current leisure and drop in programs can be found in the latest edition of the Kawartha Lakes Community Guide.

A number of our drop in programs allow for you to drop in for an activity when you have time with no pre-registration required.

Browse all leisure programs being offered in Spring 2020. 

Spring 2020 Program Registration begins online Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 9am

In person registration begins Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:30am at the Parks, Recreation and Culture Administration Office located at 50 Wolfe Street, Lindsay or at the Lindsay Recreation Complex located at 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay.

Leisure Programs:

Badminton -  Drop In Program

Drop in for some fun and exercise playing recreational badminton. All levels of play are welcome in this relaxed environment. Six courts are available for play on the main floor of the Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay.

Shuttles are provided. Participants are asked to bring clean indoor athletic shoes and a badminton racquet.

Instruction is not provided for this drop in program.

Occasional cancellations may occur.

Calendars are available by contacting a Community Development Coordinator.

Cost: $4.50/per player per day


Winter/Spring 2020 Program:

Tuesdays 10:30am to 12pm

Session date: January 7 to May 12, 2020


Thursdays 10:30am to 12pm

Session date: January 9 to May 14, 2020


This is a drop in program, pre-registration is not required. Schedule subject to change, cancellations may occur. Price is subject to change, contact staff to confirm.

For more information regarding these programs call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail a Community Development Coordinator.

Photography - Introduction to Digital SLR Camera

Digital Camera technology can be overwhelming. This hands on, comprehensive introduction to digital photography will teach you how to properly use your digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera and improve your pictures.  In this program you will learn:

  • All aspects of your camera's operation and internal settings
  • Proper digital workflow
  • Obtaining proper exposure
  • Which lens to use in various situations
  • How to use your flash properly
  • Shot composition
  • Tips and Tricks

Participants will need to provide their own camera.


Spring 2020 Session:

Saturdays for 6 weeks

April 18 - May 30, 2020

Time: 9:30am-12pm

Cost: $180 + HST per person

Barcode: 8583

Register online starting Sunday, March 8 at 9am.


For more information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

Astrophotography Workshop

Looking for an out of this world photography workshop? In the Astrophotography Workshop participants will learn how to capture amazing photos of stars, the milky way and the moon. Learn about the equipment needed and the techniques used to beat capture photos of the night sky.

Spring 2020 Session:

Date: Monday, April 20, 2020

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Cost: $45 + HST per person

Location: Bobcaygeon Service Centre

Barcode: 8945

Register online beginning Sunday, March 8 at 9am.

To register or for more information call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

Senior Men's Slo-Pitch

This recreational level softball is for men 55+ who are interested in Slo-Pitch for fun and exercise in a friendly, less competitive league. Six teams are drafted from players returning from last year, plus new players from the City of Kawartha Lakes, where space is available. Games are played Monday mornings at 10am at Wilson Fields, Lindsay.


Spring/Summer 2020 Session:

Date: Mondays (May 11-Sept 14)

Time: 10am

Cost: $60 per person

Location: Wilson Fields, Lindsay (Diamonds 1, 2 and 3)



Registration begins Monday, May 11 at 9:30am Wilson Fields, Lindsay in the Diamond 2 Shelter. Players are encouraged to register by e-mail.

Fees include SPO insurance, team jersey, bats and balls. Players must provide their own glove and athletic shoes.

For additional information or to obtain a registration form call 705-324-8599 or e-mail the Convenor.

If you have questions about Leisure programs, please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Community Development Coordinator.

Leisure Program Proposals

Do you have a special skill or qualification you would like to share with the others? Whether it is in the area of leadership and personal development, health and wellness, arts and culture or sports and recreation Parks, Recreation and Culture would love to hear from you!

Interested instructors are invited to complete an online Program Proposal form

Submit a Program Proposal Form

For further information e-mail the Community Development Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307

Recreation Program Feedback

The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division is committed to providing high quality recreation and leisure programming, services and facilities. Our Recreation Program Feedback Form provides us with valuable feedback that allows us to continue to improve our services.

If you have participated in one of our recreation programs, let us know about your experience.

Download a copy of the Recreation Program Feedback form or complete the form online.

Hard copies of the form are also available by e-mailing us or calling 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or 1306 to request a copy.

Completed forms can be returned to the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation and Culture Division

By mail or in person:

City of Kawartha Lakes, Parks, Recreation and Culture Division 

Administration Office

50 Wolfe Street, Lindsay, ON K9V 2J2

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Fax: 705-878-9388

Return form by E-mail

Special Events:

2020 Lindsay Milk Run/KL21K Half Marathon

2020 will mark the 42nd Annual Lindsay Milk Run and the 4th annual KL21K Half Marathon hosted in partnership with Jamie Schmale, MP Haliburton- Kawartha Lakes - Brock.

This annual event will feature a 5K, 10K and 21K division.

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020

Register Online

For more information visit the Lindsay Milk Run web page or e-mail Courtney Boyd, Race Director or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306.

2020 Concerts in the Park

2020 marks the 29th anniversary of our annual summer Concerts in the Park series.

Concerts in the Park provides community members with free outdoor concerts during the summer months. These family oriented concerts provide an opportunity to develop community spirit while enjoying and supporting local musicians.

All concerts take place at the Frank Banks Gazebo in Victoria Park, downtown Lindsay. Concerts are on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm and Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm during July and August.

If you are performer interested in volunteering your time and talent to a future concert series e-mail Courtney Boyd, Community Development Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306 to learn more.

For more information visit the Concerts in the Park web page

For questions regarding upcoming special events contact the Community Development Coordinator by e-mail or call 705-324-9411 extension 1306.

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