RIM Park

RIM Park is the city's largest recreation centre with multiple rinks, courts, sports fields and natural areas.

Check our rec and leisure page to find sports, camps and other programs at RIM Park.

RIM Park is located at 2001 University Avenue East. The indoor facility, the Manulife Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre, is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. Outdoor fields are open for pre-booked programming.

Customer service can be reached at 519-884-5363. If paying for rec programs, we accept cash, cheque, debit, credit and FitPass.

Parking is free. There are a number of lots depending on activity type. If haven't visited before, consult this map (PDF) to find your lot.

Check the Grand River Transit website for public transit locations, times and fees.

Rentals

Most spaces at RIM Park are available for rent. From small meetings to weddings, sports tournaments and trade shows, the facility offers flexible spaces that can suit many needs.

To get started, visit our rentals page or take a virtual tour of the indoor portion of the facility.

Closures

To check if your program or activity is running as scheduled, check our cancellation page. 

Major events

Rim Park Manulife Sportsplex hosts several events a years that bring in many visitors to Waterloo. When major events occur, we provide helpful tips below to help you plan your trips to our facility accordingly.  

Indoor amenities

Rinks

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex has four Olympic-sized ice pads (100' x 200') with 20 large dressing rooms with showers. The Piller's Rink has 500 seats and the Optimist's and Lions rinks have 250 seats.

The fourth rink, the Carolyn Fedy Skating Centre, is home to the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club, and has an attached fitness centre.

Field house

The indoor field house has grass-like turf and can be one full field or divided into three smaller fields.

Courts

There are two NBA-sized gymnasiums that divide into four single gyms. They have sprung maple floors for shock absorption and a stage, with 600 spectator seats

Meeting rooms

RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex works as a community centre offering nine meeting rooms that can accommodate 30 to 80 people.

Banquet hall

Forbes Hall can accommodate weddings, banquets and other large events. Visit our banquets page for details.

Food services

The Benchwarmer Sports Bar in an onsite, licensed restaurant that is open during peak programming times. It has a wide range of menu items and an outdoor patio during the summer.

There is also main concession stand and coffee shop for snacks and light meals. It's open during peak programming times.

Tenants

Outdoor amenities

Sports fields

RIM Park has two international-sized turf fields and four natural grass fields, all with lighting. Player benches, spectator seating, washroom facilities, accessible parking, and playgrounds are located nearby.

Ball diamonds

The park has six baseball diamonds, three of which have lighting. Non-permanent washrooms, spectator seating and playgrounds are located nearby.

Beach volleyball court

The park has a sand beach volleyball court on the west side near diamond three.

Trails

The Walter Bean Grand River Trail runs through RIM Park for 11km. Walking and cross-country skiing are popular activities. Visit our trail map to learn more.