Frequently Asked Questions
Drop-in programs are designed for people who prefer unstructured recreation opportunities as opposed to the traditional, scheduled programs. They allow you to pick from an increased variety of programs and locations. Spaces are limited based on the location and/or program offering and are on a first come/first serve basis. Purchase individual Community Centre Drop-in “Single Visit Passes” for day of admission at select locations (Boyle Community Centre, Stronach Recreation Centre, Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre) or “10 Visit Passes”.
Drop-in passes are how you purchase entry for participation in a paid drop-in program. They are purchased through Parks & Recreation Customer Service. Passes can be purchased individually on the day of the program at select locations (Boyle Community Centre, Stronach Recreation Centre, Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre) or in advance in increments of 10 that are linked directly to your account. Community Centre Staff will scan your card each time you attend a drop-in program.
“Single Visit Passes” can be purchased on the day of the program at select locations (Boyle Community Centre, Stronach Recreation Centre, Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre)
Call 519-661-5575 to purchase a “10 Visit Pass” over the phone
Visit any one of the 7 customer services locations across the city to purchase a pass Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm or additional hours listed below at the Bostwick Community Centre
1. Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA and Library– 501 Southdale Rd. W
(Open 11:00am-7:00pm Tuesday– Friday, 8:30-4:30 Saturdays)
2. North London Optimist Community Centre, 1345 Cheapside Street
3. Canada Games Aquatic Centre, 1045 Wonderland Road North
4. Kiwanis Senior Community Centre, 78 Riverside Drive
5. South London Community Pool, 585 Bradley Avenue
6. City Plaza, 355 Wellington Street, Suite 248, 2nd Floor
7. Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, 656 Elizabeth Street
Single Visit Passes can only be purchased at locations that accept cash (Boyle Community Centre, Stronach Recreation Centre, Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre) whereas 10 Visit Passes can be purchased in advance and be used at all five of our Drop-in locations.
There is also a discount applied to the 10 Visit Pass.
Single Visit Passes can be purchased and used at the following locations;
- Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre
- Stronach Recreation Centre
- Boyle Community Centre
All other locations require a 10-Visit Pass for entry into the program.
Community Centre staff can look you up manually in our system and do a manual ‘swipe’.
Yes, at all City of London Community Centre locations.
Byron Optimist Community Centre
Boyle Community Centre
Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre
South London Community Centre
Stronach Recreation Centre
Option 1 - Visit www.london.ca/drop-in for a complete for a list of offerings and locations
Option 2 – Call the Community Centre and ask the Staff
Option 3 – Refer to the posted schedules at each building that offers drop-ins
Single Visit Pass (taxes included) *select locations only
Youth (13-17 years) $2.75
Adult (18+) $4.75
Older Adults (55+) $4.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $10.00
10 Visit Pass (taxes included) *you get a discounted price when purchasing the 10 admission pass
Youth (13-17) $24.75
Adult (18+) $42.75
Older Adults (55+) $40.50
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $90.00
Refer to drop-in guidelines signage online or at your Community Centre.
Adult supervision is required for any children under the age of 12.
There may not be direct staff supervision during the program and participants are expected to police their own games.
Community Centre staff will be available in case of injury or emergency or should you require any assistance. Staff will check in periodically.
Proper indoor footwear is required. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment or use City of London equipment on a first come/first serve basis (i.e. basketballs, pickleballs, racquets, etc.)
The courts are available during the full drop-in period and are first come, first served however we expect the space and nets to be shared amongst all users. You cannot save a court space for other users who are not present. There are often programs coming in immediately after, so participants must exit at end of program.