Town of Oakville introduces Active Oakville program finder

Fri, 24 Apr 2015

New online tool provides fast and easy access to drop-in recreational programs

Wondering what recreational programs are happening right now? Oakville residents can now search for weekly drop-in fitness classes as well as swim and skate schedules from the comfort of wherever they happen to be!

Active Oakville is a new online tool that makes it easier for Oakville residents to find the most convenient time and place to get active. By visiting active.oakville.ca users can search by date, activity and location for hundreds of recreational drop-in programs.

“Offering services and programs to keep our community active and healthy is a key priority for Council,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “This new online tool provides immediate access to drop-in recreational programs, making it easier for residents to connect with activities and get active.”

Active Oakville displays drop-in programs on a weekly basis and can be accessed on all devices. Users can simply visit active.oakville.ca and then bookmark or add it to their home screen for easy access. Additional features and drop-in programs including rock climbing, sports and skateboarding will be added throughout the year. Monthly schedules are available on oakville.ca and at community centres.

In the 2015 Citizen Survey, 74 per cent of respondents identified the website as their preferred way to access information about the town and its services. Active Oakville is just one of several online tools the town is launching as part of its commitment to transform the way it delivers service, engages with the community and promotes open, accessible and accountable government. Watch for other online features coming soon including the ability to request temporary, overnight on-street parking permits and an Oakville-focused mobile application.

Active Oakville is also the first online tool developed internally using the town’s free open data. For more information about Oakville’s open data visit the Open Data page.