The Ponoka Aquaplex is equipped with a diving tank, 25 meter pool, wading pool, whirlpool and sauna. Recently the pool has been redesigned and upgraded with the help of the community, businesses, municipal and provincial governments. The Aquaplex provides lessons for all ages, early bird swims, adult swim, family swim and many other swimming programs designed for the community.
The Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex houses two ice surfaces, an outdoor rink, six curling sheets, two racquetball courts, a handicraft room, concession booth and licensed lounge. The Complex is also home to the annual Black Elk Hockey Camp in August and the Ponoka Farmers Market from May to October each year. The winter months are very busy hosting ice surf time to figure skating, minor hockey, curling, skating programs and family skates.
The Hamilton Skateboard Park offers hours of fun for the 'boarders' in Ponoka. A community effort made possible the building of the park in 2007.
There are approximately 12 ball diamonds, five soccer pitches, a 400 meter track and field facility and several horseshoe pits in and around Ponoka. The Diamond Willow Trail System is a great way for walkers, cyclists and in-line skaters to enjoy trees, open space and wildlife along the beautiful Battle River valley. The 6 km of paved path, which is now part of the Trans Canada Trail, wanders along the valley amongst the waterfowl, songbirds and wildlife.