Recreation / Leisure


Carman Dufferin Parks & Recreation provides indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for our residents of Carman, Dufferin and surrounding areas.

This page will provide information on the following

  • News & Communication
  • Programs & Events
  • Online Registration & Account Creation
  • Refund Policies
  • Facilities – including schedule and rental information
  • Additional Recreation in Carman
  • General & Contact Information

To register for programs, search facility schedules and for information on all things Recreation, please visit our website at

News & Communication

*Important Information*

Due to COVID-19 Provincial Response Level Critical Red, the Recreation office is closed to the public until further notice.

Reservation and Registration Payment information: Credit Card is required for all online or over-the-phone registrations. No in person payments.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will follow the advice of the Province of Manitoba and health officials to adjust our business practices as needed.
Thank you for your continued patience.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us through email at or

Please make sure to keep all your 2021 receipts for tax purposes as we are switching over platforms in the fall of 2021 and we won’t be able to access these receipts for next spring. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.

Mark your Calendars:

Day Camp Registration – Day Camp Registration will open June 23rd at 7:ooam online onlyInfo pamphlet

Pool & Swimming Lessons Registration Info –

*Private Pool Rental Tuesday June 22 to Friday June 25 up to 5 people – call the office to book. 204-745-2684 *

Book Private Rentals with the Recreation office starting May 19th by email or phone.

Swimming Lessons – Schedule 2021 
Preschool & Level 1 Comparison Summer 2021 click here
Click Here to Register for Swimming Lessons – May 19th at 7:00am online only

Public Swim, Aquafit and lap swim pre-registration will occur the Friday before the week you would like to swim!  Registration will stay open until 11:00pm the day before the time slot.

Pre-registration start dates for Public Swim, Aquafit and Lap Swim open at 7 A.M. ONLINE:

Friday, June 25th:  Register for June 26th – July 4th time slots
Friday, July 2nd: Register for July 5th – 11th time slots
Friday, July 9th: Register for July 12th – 18th time slots
Friday, July 16th: Register for July 19th – 25th time slots
Friday, July 23rd: Register for July 26th – August 1st time slots
Friday, July 30th: Register for August 2nd – 8th time slots
Friday, August 6th: Register for August 9th – 15th time slots
Friday, August 13th: Register for August 16th – 22nd time slots
Friday, August 20th: Register for August 23rd – 29th time slots
Friday, August 27th:  Register for August 30 – September 5th time slots

Drop ins are welcomed at the pool desk the day off the time slot if spots are available.

Aqua Fit and Lap Swim Schedule 2021 click here

*Bookings based on the current pool schedule are subject to change due to Manitoba Public Health Regulations*
Carman Dufferin Pool 2021- Covid Info
Swimming Lessons 2021 Notice to Public – Updated June 10, 2021

Female Development with the RINK – Registration opens May 26th at 7:00am online only – Info pamphlet

Hockey Camp Registration – May 3rd, 2021 at 7:00am onlineInfo pamphlet

Campground RegistrationApril 26th, 2021 at 7:00am online Carman Campground Covid-19 Information 2021

Programs & Events

Below is a list of programs and events CDR is currently providing. All programs are to be registered for online, unless otherwise stated. If you wish to see a program in the community, please contact the office at your earliest convenience. For quick registration, click here to redirect you to our website.


Slo-Pitch – Date to be determined based on Public Health Guidelines – Looking for Teams if your interested inquire for more information.


Arena Closed for the 2020/2021 Season


Free Online Fitness – Participaction – fit-break-video

Stay Safe – Stay Home – Stay Connected
“Staying home to help protect each other from COVID-19 isn’t easy, but it’s the right thing to do.
To make it a bit easier to stay home visit for 100’s of free events and programs from all over Manitoba.”

Please ensure you follow the Public Health Order for all outdoor activities.

Online Registration & Account Creation

Online Registration:
Our online registration is processed securely through MaxGalaxy. You do need to enter a credit card number to complete your registration. Credit Card numbers will not be saved to your account. To register for a program, please click here to redirect you to our website.

Account Creation:
An account is the only way you will be able to register a for programs and events online. Please follow these steps to create an account.
1. Click “Create Account” on the top right-hand side of the page of our website. The “Create Account” option will appear on any page of the website.
2. Fill out your information as a Primary Contact, including any medical information/
3. You must enter an email and password in order to create an account. The email used will be your username for future registrations.
4. Enter your family members at the bottom of the page. If it is your child, please make sure they are listed as a dependant.
5. You are now ready to register for programs!

*Please do not create more then one account! If you have created an account before, please use that account. If you forgot your username or password, please contact the office to reset it for you.

Other Ways to Register:
In person – Our offices are located in the Memorial Hall on the top floor. The address is 12-2nd Ave SW. Please note, to register, even in person, account creation is still required.
Over the phone – 204-745-2684
Over email –

Refund Policies

Community Hall – The required $100 deposit is non refundable unless the event is cancelled at least 30 days prior to event date.
Swimming Lessons – Refunds will only be given if the cancellation is made at least one week prior to the first lesson. Any other refunds will only be given with a doctor’s note. An administration fee of $10.00 per rescheduling or changing lessons time.
Campground – By reserving a campsite in the Kings Park Campground, the customer agrees to be bound by the cancellation policies in effect. A non-refundable $10.00 reservation fee applies to all reservations per site. You can cancel your reservation and collect a full refund, expect for the $10.00 reservation fee, if you cancel 4 or more days before your arrival date. If you cancel 3 days or less, your fees will be refunded except for the first night’s camping fee for each site. If you do not cancel your reservation or do not show up, all fees are forfeited. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather.
Programs & Events – Refunds for programs are different depending on program. The refund policy will be stated in both the program description prior to registering, as well as in your confirmation and receipt. A full refund is given if a program is cancelled by CDR.


To reserve or request facilities, or to view schedules, please click here.

Carman Dufferin Pool:
30 Kings Park Rd
This heated pool includes 2 slides and a modern pool change house.
To view Carman Pool Covid-19 Measures, please click below:
Covid-19 Measures and Protocols 2021
To view the 2021 Pool Swimming Lessons Schedule, please click below:
Swimming Lesson Schedule 2021
Preschool and Level 1 Red Cross Swim Lesson information, please click below:
Red Cross Swim Lesson Info 2021
To view the 2021 Pool Rates, please click below:
Pool Rates 2021
To view the 2021 Pool Schedule, please click below:
Pool Schedule 2021
To View the 2021 Aqua fit and Lap Swim Schedule, please click below:
Aqua fit and Lap Swim Schedule 2021 
*Please note, the pool schedule changes slightly from week to week.

Kin Splash Zone:
The Splash park is located in Kings Park near the large Picnic Schedule and beside the Museum. This 2800 square foot splash pad is free to enjoy gentle water features including an interactive water table for younger children, plus a more exciting space for older kids with dumping buckets, spray loops, blasters and more! The Splash Pad is open 9am – 9pm for the summer months!
SPLASH PAD WILL OPEN BASED ON PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS – We will remain closed as we don’t have the capacity to meet the required restrictions to open to the public.
~Stay home if you are sick!
~Practices Social Distancing!  (6 feet)
~Please respect the personal space of others!
~ Avoid large crowds to prevent the spread of illness!
~Play at your own risk!

King’s Park Campground:
30 King’s Park Rd

King’s Park Campground is a 44 site campground in the heart of Carman’s King’s Park. It is surrounded by lots of activities such as The Carman Dufferin Pool, The Splash Pad, tennis courts, playgrounds, skatepark, ball diamonds, picnic shelters and Carman Golf and Curling Club. Reservation for campsites is done online, with an account. If you wish cancel, you must contact the office to do so. Please see Refund Policies on this page to read about Campground refunds.
To view the Code Red Visitors Information, please click below:
Covid-19 Carman Campground Information 2021 for visitors
To view Campground prices & rules and regulations, please click below:
CARMAN CAMPGROUND Rules and Regulations 2021
To view site dimensions, please click below:
Campground Measurements
To view instructions for booking online, please click below:
Campsite Booking Online Instructions
To view Campground Map, please click below:
Campground Map
To Reserve a Campsite, please click below
*A credit card is required for all online or over-the-phone reservations. Payments made in person can be cash, debit or credit card.

Carman Dufferin Arena:
44 King’s Rd
The Carman Dufferin Arena features 2 ice surfaces with hockey and figure skating occurring throughout the winter months. Public Skating and open hockey are a few programs the CDR offers. Dates and times are available to view online or on the TV at the Arena. If you wish to book an ice rental, please contact the office. Skate Sharpening in the Arena is done by Garth Farr. It costs $5 for hockey skates, $8 for figure skates and $10 for goalie skates. Garth is often in the skate sharpening room in the Arena, but if he is not you can text him at 204-750-1079.
To view the Arena Schedule, please click below:
Arena COVID-19 Plan, please click below:
Arena COVID-19 Phase 4 site plan November 9, 2020
To view A Side and B Side Ice Rental Rates, please click below:
CDR ICE Rates 2020-21 Rates
To view Open Hockey and Public Skating Rules, please click below:
Public Skating and Open Hockey Rules Due to Covid-19 our drop in programs have been put on hold until further notice.

Carman Community Pathway:
A community foot/bike path that winds its way throughout Carman is available to all residents and visitors. The pathway links recreation areas such as King’s Park, our baseball diamonds, the golf course and pool area. Away from traffic and surrounded by nature, part of the pathway features a scenic river path that follows the meandering Boyne River. In the centre of the river path is the Tall Grass Prairies. The pathway provides ample opportunity for walking, jogging, biking, cross country skiing, and a place to enjoy nature. For more information, please click below:
Carman Community Pathway to Active Living

Baseball Diamonds:
Carman has a very active Minor Ball League, as well as recreational mixed Slo Pitch leagues. Stay tuned for more information on the 8 new diamonds coming soon to the Community!
To view the ball diamond schedule, please click below:
To view the Diamond numbers and map, please click below:
Diamond Map

Soccer Fields:
Carman Dufferin has a very vibrant soccer program for all ages.
To view the soccer filed schedule, please click below:
To view the soccer field numbers and map, please click below:
Soccer Field Map


Carman Community Hall:
The Carman Community Hall is the perfect place to hold your function such as socials, weddings, private events, fundraisers, Christmas parties, full day & half to meetings, business training and much more! The Hall holds a capacity of over 600 people, with a stage and kitchen facilities. The CDR provides plates, cutlery, cups, cooking supplies and utensils, and more!
To view the Rental Rates, please click below:
Community Hall Rental Rates
To book the Carman Community Hall, please contact the office.

Kings Park:
Located in our park are 2 picnic shelters. The Large Picnic Shelter comes with the use of a BBQ (propane not provided). These facilities are designed for outdoor gatherings that provides shade, and protection from rain. Although booking the shelters are not necessary, we suggest you do to avoid multiple groups using it at one time. Booking costs are free.
To view the picnic shelter schedules, click below:
Please contact the office to book the shelters.

The Large Picnic Shelter is located near the Kin Splash Zone. This shelter includes water, electricity and the outdoor BBQ Pit.

When using the Large Shelter with BBQ
Please bring along:

  • propane tank(s),
  • bbq utensils,

Things to Do Before you Leave:

  • clean the grill after use,
  • wipe picnic tables for the next users, and
  • make sure all garbage and recycling is thrown in the bins prior to leaving.

The Small Picnic Shelter is located by King Park’s Playground and the Carman Dufferin Pool. This shelter has water, electricity but NO BBQ Pit.

  • Please ensure you have wiped all picnic tables off for the next users and dispose of all garbage and recycling in bins.

Kings Park Playground:
This playground is located beside the Carman Dufferin Pool, across from the Tennis Courts. This playground has a play structure, swings, slides, climbing fixtures and park benches.

Friends and Family North End Playground:
This park is located on 5th Street in the North West corner of Carman. It has a new play structure, swings, slides and benches. This park also houses a half court for outdoor basketball.

Skateboard Park: (The Skateboard Park is Currently Closed for Renovations)
The Skateboard Park is located in King’s Park area, nestled between the Tennis Courts and the Carman Campground. It is across from the King’s Park Playground and the Carman Dufferin Pool.

Pump Track:
The Pump Track is located beside the Baseball Diamond 1 between the outdoor gym equipment. You will see a little track with multiple hills to ride bikes on.

Tennis Courts:
Enjoy Carman’s Tennis Courts both during the day, and in evenings as they are lighted every night. The outdoor Tennis Court’s are located in King’s Park, beside the Skateboard Park, Playground and Pool.

Beach Volleyball Court:
Carman Dufferin Recreation’s outdoor sanded Volleyball Court is located between the Large Picnic Shelter and the Splash Pad and can be used without reserving at anytime.

Horseshoe Pits and Box Hockey:
Horseshoe pits and box hockey are now offered by CDR. Both games are located East of Carman Dufferin Pool. Equipment can be borrowed from the pool house during pool hours.

Additional Recreation in Carman

General & Contact Information

Town of Carman – Carman Dufferin Parks & Recreation
Box 160
Carman, MB R0G 0J0

Office Location:
12-2nd Ave NW – 3rd Floor of the Memorial Hall


Jordan Riddell
Facility Manager

Renae Wolfe
Recreation Manager

Sheena Nakonechny
Recreation Programmer

Zoe Berard
Pool Manager

The Carman Dufferin Recreation is a department of the Town of Carman. The Town of Carman and The Rural Municipality of Dufferin, along with the Dufferin Agricultural Society work together to provide recreational facilities and programs for the area.

*All NSF charges are an additional $7.50.
*Please make cheques payable to TOWN OF CARMAN