Needham Community Centre

Needham Community Centre

Needham Community Centre

The Needham Community Centre services Halifax and its surrounding communities.

Activity bookings for the Pool will no longer be required.


3372 Devonshire Ave
Halifax, NS
B3K 3M2


Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

(full schedule below)

Contact Information

Phone: 902.490.4633
Fax: 902.490.4579

Transit Routes

7A, 7B - under 5 min. walk
29, 93 - 5 min. walk
84 - under 10 min. walk

View route schedules

Facility Description

The Needham Community Centre has:

  • multi-purpose room with kitchen facilities
  • dance studio
  • boardroom
  • swimming pool
  • gymnasium 
  • two bathrooms, male change room, female change room, family/accessible washroom
  • on-site, privately owned and operated daycare

Programs Offered

Visit to see upcoming programs in the Halifax area and surrounding communities.

Pool Bookings 

Starting September 5th, activity bookings for the Pool will no longer be required.

Free Equipment Available

  • Snowshoes

Membership & Drop-in Fees

What do they include?

Memberships, 1 visit Facility Pass, & 10 visit facility pass include all-day access to the pool, when available. 

1 visit pool pass includes both Aquafit and Lane Swimming.

1 visit open swim pass includes open swims and Parent & Tot.


View Membership and Drop-in Fees

Room Rental Fees

Needham Community Centre Room Rental Fees

Fees listed are per hour + HST. Fees in effect: April 1, 2024-March 31, 2025
Rooms Classification Adult Youth Community
Rooms Classification Adult Youth Community
Gymnasium Gymnasium - Class C $36.41 $20.81 N/A
Boardroom Room - Class B $26.01 $13.01 $13.01
Dance Studio Room - Class B $26.01 $13.01 $13.01
Multipupose Room Room - Class B $26.01 $13.01 $13.01

Pool Schedule

Needham Pool Schedule: Monday-Friday

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lane Swimming 8-9am,9-10am,11:30am-1:30pm, 8-9pm 8-9am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 4-5pm 8-9am, 9-10am, 12:30-1:30pm, 7-8pm 8-9am, 11:30am-1:30pm 8-9am, 9-10am, 12:30-1:30pm
Open swim 7-8pm 5-6:15pm
Parent & Tot/Senior Swim 10:15-11:15am 10:15-11:15am
Aquafit 10:15-11:15am 9-10am 10:15-11:15am 9-10am, 6:30-7:30pm 10:15-11:15am
Smooth Aquafit 11:30am -12:15pm 11:30am-12:15pm
Aqua Zumba 6:15-7:15pm
Female Only
Free swim 4:15-6pm

Needham Pool Schedule: Saturday/Sunday

Saturday Sunday
Saturday Sunday
Lane swimming 4:30-5:30pm, 4:30-5:30pm
Open Swim 12-1:30pm. 2:30-3:30pm 12-1:30pm. 2:30-3:30pm
Aqua Zumba 5:30-6:30pm
Female only Open Swim 6:30-8:00pm


Information on User Group Categories

Youth Rates: Individuals up to and including 18 years of age. An affiliated youth sports team A sports team, 90% of whose players are 18 years of age or younger

Adult Rates: Individuals who are 19 to 54 years of age. University, college, or post-secondary educational institution teams/groups.

Senior Rates: Individuals 55 years of age or older. 

Corporate Rates: Users who are renting on behalf of a for-profit business or entity

Community Rates: Non-profit Co-operatives Non-profit Societies Registered Charitable Organizations  & Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association

How to Book

Before you apply for a Recreation Centre rental, download and complete a facility rental request form.

One-time bookings: For a one-time booking (birthday party, meeting, wedding, tournament, special event), contact the recreation centre directly with the completed form.

Recurring bookings: For seasonal recurring bookings, email a completed application form to the booking contact person indicated on the Recurring Rental Contact List Chart.