Parks and Recreation

Recreation Programs
For Questions Contact:
Alex Yardy |
Job Title
Recreation and Facilities Supervisor
Email
ayardy [at] southwestmiddlesex.ca
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Phone
ext.
Extension
8112
Greg Storms |
Job Title
Director of Operations
Email
publicworks [at] southwestmiddlesex.ca
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Phone
ext.
Extension
8119
Melissa Tighe |
Job Title
Building/By-law/Facilities Coordinator
Email
mtighe [at] southwestmiddlesex.ca
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Phone
ext.
Extension
8103
Ashley Parker |
Job Title
Recreation Coordinator
Email
aparker [at] southwestmiddlesex.ca
|
Phone
ext.
Extension
8121

One of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex core services is community recreation.  We offer a variety of facilities and outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.  These areas include parks, trails, playgrounds, conservation areas, an outdoor swimming pool and splash pad, basketball courts, arena, and community centres.  We also offer a variety of services for residents of all ages and abilities (infant to senior).  Our programs include sports, arts and culture, aquatics, workshops and fitness.  Many programs are offered through external groups and organizations cooperatively with the municipality.  In addition, we help facilitate community events across the Municipality.

    Recreation Master Plan
    Southwest Middlesex Recreation Master Plan

    The Municipality of Southwest Middlesex has completed a Facilities & Recreation Master Plan to identify community priorities for parks, recreation and culture services over the next ten years.  The plan was approved by council on September 15, 2021.

    Through public input and research, the Master Plan is a guiding document to address changes in the community and emerging trends.  In concert with other guiding documents (such as the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex Strategic Plan), the Master Plan will assist the Municipality and stakeholders in making strategic investments to ensure a healthy community and improve the quality of life for residents.

     

    2021 Facilities & Recreation Master Plan Image

    The Facilities & Recreation Master Plan explores several areas including:

    • Recreation and cultural facilities;
    • Recreation and cultural programs, activities, and events;
    • Parks, open spaces and trails; and
    • Service delivery policies and practices.

    The plan is designed to be in effect over a period of ten years and is a living document which will be updated as we move forward.

    Aquatics

    Southwest Middlesex has one outdoor swimming pool and splash pad located at 138 North Street in Glencoe.  We offer a wide variety of programming including public swimming, aquafit, Life Saving Society swim lessons, lane swim, swim team, Bronze Cross Courses, and more!

    Our swimming pool will be opening mid-June for the season and will remain open until the end of August.   

    Aquatics Early Registration will take place at the end of May/early June. Dates for Early Registration will be confirmed shortly. This year early registration will be through our new Recreation Software - BookKing  https://app.bookking.ca/southwestmiddlesexpub/.  

    Program Registration

    Online

    Please look to the Course Calendar feature available below for upcoming program changes or contact 519-287-2015 for more information.

    For program registration and program availability click on the following link or scan the QR below:

    https://app.bookking.ca/southwestmiddlesexpub/

    Having trouble accessing your online account or having issues with BookKing? Call the office at 519- 287-2015.

    In Person

    In person program registration is available at the Municipal Office during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm). However, It is strongly encouraged that registrations are made online in order to reduce physical contact between staff and patrons.

    What you need:

    • Debit card, cash or cheque
    • Name of program and time of the program

    Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool - 6 lane, 25-metre competition pool with shaded spectator area 

    SWM Swimming Pool Image

     

    Splash Pad
    closing September 24, 2021

    Swimming Pool and Splashpad

     

    Recreation Programs

    Southwest Middlesex is expanding available programs.  Our goal is to provide programs that cover individual abilities through all age ranges.  Enjoy our programs with the changing seasons.  Come try one soon! 

    Program Registration

    Online

    Programs are changing on a regular bases due to recommendations of Public Health and the Ontario Government.  Please look to the Course Calendar feature for upcoming program changes or contact 519-287-2015 for more information.

    For program registration and program availability click on the following link or scan the QR below:

    https://app.bookking.ca/southwestmiddlesexpub/

    Having trouble accessing your online account or having issues with BookKing? Call the office at 519- 287-2015.

    In Person

    In person program registration is available at the Municipal Office during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm). However, It is strongly encouraged that registrations are made online in order to reduce physical contact between staff and patrons.

    What you need:

    • Debit card, cash or cheque
    • Name of program and time of the program

    Need help with program?  Please see our guiding document for booking Recreation Programs.

    • Brochure - additional details about programs
    Parks and Trails

    Southwest Middlesex has many parks for you to enjoy.  Our parks beautify and enhance our areas where you can learn, play or just relax.  Our local horticultural society also adds to the beautification within Southwest Middlesex by planting the beautiful annuals that you see each year at the train station, the municipal office planters by the front door and other locations.

    • Arboreta - both located on Longwoods Road (Strathburn Park at 3607 Longwoods Road and McArthur Park at 4423 Longwoods Road)
    • Playgrounds
    • Pavilions
    • Sportsfields
    • Trails (includes all trails in Middlesex County)
    Local Clubs, Groups & Organizations 

    Child & Youth Organizations

    Name Phone # E-mail Website
    ELM Childrens Centre 519-287-2835

    @email

    www.elmchilden.ca
    Glencoe EarlyON 519-666-3227 @email www.middlesex.ca/earlyon

     

     

     

     

    Sports Organizations

    Name Phone # E-mail Website
    Glencoe & District Curling Club 519-287-2178 glencoecc@gmail.com https://curlinglencoe.ca
    Glencoe Skating Club  

    @email

    www.glencoeskatingclub.com
    Glencoe Minor Baseball Association   denidecook@hotmail.com  
    Glencoe Minor Soccer Association  

    robyngraham19@gmail.com

    glencoeminorsoccer@gmail.com

    www.glencoeminorsoccer.com
    Ladies Southwest Sluggers 519-630-3667 minielykendra@hotmail.com  
    Southwest Minor Hockey Association 519-245-3170 seanvanbilsen@gmail.com www.southwestbullets.com
    Wardsville Golf Club (Junior Golf Camp) 519-693-4921 mail@wardsvillegolfclub.ca http://wardsvillegolfclub.ca/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Recreation Businesses

    Name Phone # E-mail Website
    EK Vitality 519-870-8217 @email http://ek-vitality.com/
    Healthy Aging Exercise Program

    519-693-0350 x585

    519-287-2616

      https://www.fourcountiesfht.com
    Budakon Martial Arts 226-427-2002   http://swmbudokan.com
    The Yoga Cottage 226-934-7663 @email  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Other Clubs, Groups, Organizations and Services

    Name Phone # E-mail Website
    1st Appin Girl Guides 519-854-6206 @email www.girlguides.ca
    2884 RCACC Engineers Cadet Corps Glencoe 519-630-6076 crazyforpiping@gmail.com https://2884rcacc.com/index.html
    EKCOE School Breakfast Club 519-280-4484 @email  
    Glencoe Agricultural Society   @email https://www.glencoefair.ca/
    Glencoe District Historical Society 519-287-3897 @email http://glencoehistoricalsociety.ca/
    Glencoe District High School Alumni & Friends 519-287-3310
    x0
    @email http://glencoe.tvdsb.ca
    Glencoe District Lions Club 519-287-3113 @email https://glencoedistrictlions.org
    Glencoe Horticultural Society 519-452-0864

    @email

    @email

    https://gardenontario.org/society-listing/entry/545/
    Heritage Fiddlers   @email

     

    New Horizons Seniors Club

    519-289-5335 
    (Howard VanderHooft)

       
    Middlesex County Library/Glencoe Library/Glencoe Employment Resource Centre 519-245-8237

    @email

    @email

    library.middlesex.ca
    Middlesex 4-H Association 519-697-9003 @email 4-HOntario.ca
    Quad County Support Services 519-693-4812 @email www.quadcounty.ca
    SMAK (South Middlesex Acting Krew) 519-289-5094 @email http://www.smakdinnertheatre.com/
    Sundays at the Station 519-287-2827 @email  
    The Quest Centre 519-287-2726 @email thequestcentre.com
    VON Middlesex-Elgin 519-930-5200
    x2267
     

    https://www.von.ca/en/middlesex-elgin/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you would like to be added to the clubs, groups and organizations section please email aparker@southwestmiddlesex.ca