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

Kin Splash Zone Now Open
~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!
~The Town of Carman will not be cleaning or sanitizing the spray pad.

*Important Information*

All patrons will be required to pre-register online for public swimming. Drop-ins will only be accepted if there are spots available, and will only be permitted entry after those who have pre-registered.

July 17th: July 20th – 26th time slots
July 24th: July 27th – August 2 time slots
July 31st: August 3rd – 9th time slots
August 7th: August 10th – 16th time slots
August 14th: August 17th – 23rd time slots
August 21st: August 24th – 30th time slots

*Registration will close at 11:00 pm on the day before the attendance date. Drop-ins are welcomed for same day registration but not guaranteed a spot. Please call the pool for availability (204) 745-3814 or in-person registration during pool hours.*

Public swim time slots will be 1.5 hours in length, and will have a maximum of 95 patrons.  All patrons must pay the $4.00 flat entry fee, no matter the age or whether they are swimming or not.

Please follow the link for pre-registration:

To view Carman Pool Covid-19 Measures, please click below:
Covid-19 Measures (Website)

The protocols outlined by the Province of Manitoba, to ensure the safety of all patrons and staff, will be implemented and have modified the operations of our pool.

Some measures we are taking specific to swimming lessons for 2020 include but not limited to:
*We ask that you arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to the start of your lesson, and that you leave promptly after our family’s lessons are completed.
*Please have your child in swim attire prior to arriving for lessons.
*Please limit the number of spectators accompanying your child to their lesson.
*Lessons will respect physical distancing, but brief exchanges may occur.
*The cancellation of all parent and tot and preschool classes.
*Smaller class sizes and shorter class times for most levels.
*All Levels are 1 week this year.
*Additional cleaning and sanitation.
*Limiting capacity to ensure physical distancing requirements can be met.

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. Registration is now open online.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, along with the current rules and regulations by the Province and Manitoba Health, the following changes have been made with Carman-Dufferin Recreation Programs and Services:

*Carman-Dufferin Recreation Summer Day Camp Registration Now Open * There will be limited spaces and the cost is $20 per day per child. No Drop-ins, pre-registration only. No transfers or refunds.

Summer Hockey Camp (August 24-28) registration is now open.

Campground Registration is now open.
Government guidelines for reopening campgrounds during Covid-19 info: CAMPGROUNDS GUIDELINES COVID 19

*Please be aware all campground reservations made based on the current pool schedule will still be charged the regular $10.00 administration fee if cancelled because of pool opening delays or schedule changes.*

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

  • Swimming Lessons Registration is now open online
  • Hockey Camp Registration is now open.  * New for this year Goalie Development* There will be no refunds unless doctors notes are provided. * The Carman Dufferin Recreation reserves the right to make changes and/or cancellations to programs. CDR will refund if needed based on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic * Click here for Info!
  • If there are any programs you wish to see come to your community, please let us know!

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.

Paid Programs


Drop in Programs

Summer drop in programs coming soon….

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 (Website)
To view the 2020 Pool Swimming Lessons Schedule, please click below:
Swimming Lesson Schedule 2020
To view the 2020 Pool Rates, please click below:
Pool Rates 2020
To view the 2020 Pool Schedule, please click below:
Pool Schedule 2020
*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!
~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!

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:
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

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

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 Campground prices & rules and regulations, please click below:
CARMAN CAMPGROUND Rules and Regulations 2020
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 and reservations, please click below:
Campground Map
*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 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.

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 Forever North 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.

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.

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:
New 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

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

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