Recreation Dept

Questions?  Need forms or more information?
Contact our Rec. Director, Heather Hendrix, at 419-529-2588 ext 3202 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Are you currently a Female Junior or Senior at Ontario High School?
Do you want to learn how to feel safe on a college campus or when working or shopping?

The City of Ontario Recreation Department is offering a self defense class for females only. You must be a junior or senior at Ontario High School to attend.

When: Sunday, March 8th, 2020, from 1 to 3:30 pm

Where: City of Ontario Community Room, 555 Stumbo Rd., Ontario.

Cost: $30

What: A qualified self defense instructor, Reneta Music and her husband Gary Music, will be conducting the class.

Register online today at:


Location: Ontario Middle School Pool

Time:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fun for everyone!!! All ages are welcome!! Free!

Open to all Ontario Residents or those attending Ontario schools.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Remaining open swim dates 2020:

Feb. 13th- 6:30- 8 pm
Feb. 27th 6:30-8pm
March 12th 6:30- 8 pm
March 26th- 6:30- 8pm


Do you like to paint? Enjoy desserts? Have we got the class for you!

We are offering a Cookies and Canvas Art Class on Feb. 23rd! Allison Pence, a local artist, will be conducting the class.

Anyone ages 13 and up are welcome to attend!

Cost:$25 (you’ll take home an 11 x 14 canvas painting)

When: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Location: City of Ontario Community Room

555 Stumbo Rd., Ontario, OH

Come join us for great desserts and painting fun! All supplies, food, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Registration due by Feb. 19th, 2020!

Register online at:

(Please note there will be a processing fee for registration)

The Picture below is what we will be painting

 Rec paint


Do you have a child in kindergarten through fifth grade that ATTENDS ONTARIO SCHOOLS AND wants to learn to swim?

This year we are offering swim lessons after school in March! The cost is $45 for eight sessions for two weeks.

Students will meet in the small gym after school and the Recreation Director will take them over to the middle school pool via bus for lessons from 4 PM to 5 pm Monday thru Friday, March 2nd to 6 th and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, March 9th, 10th and 12th!(Please note: No class will be held on Wed. March 11th due to MOAC swim banquet)

Debby Henry, who has been teaching and coaching swim for many years, will be the main instructor! High school students will be in the pool working with each child every day. It’s a great time to learn to swim before summer starts! Limited spots are available, so register by Feb. 21st by going online to:

Please Note: there will Be a Processing fee charged for registration

You can also find out what is happening with the Rec. Dept. on our
Ontario Recreation Department Facebook page