Parks & Recreation

Recreation Programs

Programs & Activities

Live & Play

Program Registration & Memberships

Have you moved? Do we have your most current email address in our database?
Fill out this form to let us know of any changes needed to your Rec Express Account.  

Ways to Register for General Programs


Payment Options


Find RecExpress at or use the Activity Finder to enter a TTR# or activity name.

  • You need RecExpress Access numbers (Family PIN and Client I.D. #s)
  • Immediate confirmation
  • You can request access numbers online by entering RecExpress on the city website.  Go to RecExpress - My Basket and complete the online application.
  • For more information visit RecExpress and click on the Help Desk FAQ.

American Express

By Phone

Dial 905-335-3131 by touch tone phone

  • You need RecExpress Access numbers (Family PIN and Client I.D. #s)
  • Immediate confirmation

American Express

In Person*

Available at a Registration Centre

  • Completed Parks & Recreation registration form and payment required
  • Immediate confirmation

Money Order
American Express


Fax number 905-335-7837

  • Completed Parks & Recreation registration form and payment required
  • Processed within 2 business days of receipt

American Express


Mail to:
City of Burlington
Parks & Recreation Registration
P.O. Box 5013
Burlington, ON, L7R 3Z6

  • Complete Parks & Recreation registration form and payment information
  • Processed within 2 business days of receipt

Money Order
American Express MasterCard Visa


Drop Box*

Located at City Hall-Locust Street Entrance

  • Complete Parks & Recreation registration form and payment information. Do not include cash.
  • Processed within 2 business days of receipt

Money Order
American Express MasterCard

 *Applications submitted prior to the registration launch date will be returned unprocessed.


Registration Centres

Please contact the centre directly for hours of operation.

Services Available at Registration Centres:

  • Process applications for RecExpress Access Numbers.
  • Add new family members to your account.
  • Place medical alerts or special information on a participant's account.
  • Process post-dated payment registrations.
  • Process refunds where applicable 

City Hall, Parks & Recreation

426 Brant Street
Phone: 905-335-7738
Fax: 905-335-7837


Tansley Woods Community Centre

1996 Itabashi Way
Phone: 905-332-1996
Fax: 905-336-9558

Burlington Seniors' Centre

2285 New Street (Central Park)
Phone: 905-335-7888
Fax: 905-634-8338 

Brant Hills Community Centre

2255 Brant Street
Phone: 905-335-7720
Fax: 905-332-0932

Federal Children's Fitness Tax Credit, Federal Children's Arts Tax Credit and Ontario Activity Tax Credit:

The City of Burlington, Parks & Recreation department will issue a Tax Credit Receipt directly to you by mail, postmarked no later than February 28th. The receipt will detail eligible programs for each child whose fees were paid from January 1 to December 31 of the previous year. New: For the 2014 year, receipts provided at the time of registration will act as a Fitness Tax credit receipt.

The City of Burlington is going paperless! Effective March 31, 2014, receipts will no longer be mailed via Canada Post. Please provide your current email address to registrations@burlington.ca to receive an electronic copy of your receipt

Program & child eligibility are defined as follows:

  • The child must have been under 16 years of age, or under 18 years of age if eligible for the disability amount tax credit**, at the beginning of the year in which an eligible fitness expense was paid.
  • Be ongoing, supervised, suitable for children; and
  • Be a minimum of 8 weeks in length, or in the case of camps, run 5 consecutive days.
  • Be paid for with funds earned during the tax year of your income tax claim.
And either
  • Include a significant amount of physical activity that contributes to cardio-respiratory endurance plus one or more of; muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, or balance; and
  • The prescribed program is artistic, cultural, or developmental in nature
  • If an expense is eligible for the children's fitness amount, it is not eligible for the children's arts amount
  • **It is not an organization's responsibility to determine whether or not a child is eligible for the disability amount. A receipt will be issued accordingly once notified an individual qualifies.

Visit the following links, for more information on the Children's Tax Credits:



General Release

The Parks & Recreation Department will require you to acknowledge a general release prior to processing registrations through either RecExpress service. For all other methods of registration a signature in the General Release section of the registration form will be required. Please complete this portion of your registration form to avoid delays in processing your registration.


All registrations must be accompanied by a payment.

Waiting List Option

If a program is full you have the option of going on a waiting list for that program. When an opening occurs, registration staff will contact you to reconfirm your interest in that program. From the time of that call you will have 2 business days to confirm your spot and complete payment for the program. If we do not hear back from you or payment is not completed after 2 business days the opening will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.


Should you require a refund please contact either the program supervisor or registration staff for assistance. Please note: Parks & Recreation Department refund procedures vary depending on the specific activity. Generally, after a program has commenced the refund is prorated to the day the request is received. Some activities and services are excluded from the general refund process.

NSF CHEQUES will be charged a $40.00 administrative fee.

Proof of Residency

When setting up your client account, you may be asked to provide proof of residency.  Verification of residency is part of the process as your residency detemines your program fees and registration access dates. The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to request proof of residency.


Non resident registration dates start 14 days after each release of our Live & Play Guide. All non-resident program fees are $8.00 (plus tax where applicable) more than the published Resident Program Fee. Non-residents can use RecExpress for all their registration needs.


The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is applicable on programs where the majority of participants are over 14 years of age. HST, where applicable, is included in the published fee.
HST Business Number: 122009467RT0001

OOPS! Cancelled Courses

We cancelled it because we didn't know you wanted it! Sometimes programs are cancelled because too many people waited until the last minute to register. Please increase your choices by registering early.

For further information about registering for programs e-mail us.