Parks and Recreation

Recreation Programs
For Questions Contact:
Alex Yardy |
Job Title
Recreation and Facilities Supervisor
ayardy [at]
Greg Storms |
Job Title
Director of Operations
publicworks [at]
Ashley Parker |
Job Title
Recreation Coordinator
aparker [at]

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.


Southwest Middlesex has one outdoor swimming pool and splash pad located at 138 North Street in Glencoe.  During the summer months, enjoy our heated outdoor community pool which offers many aquatics programs from June until September such as Aquafit, Lane Swim, Public Swim, Red Cross Swim Lessons, Bronze Cross Programs and the Glencoe Gators Swim Team.  There are also free swims offered throughout the summer.

Our swimming pool is now closed for the season.  We look forward to seeing everyone next year.  

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!  Our current available programs are listed on our events calendar.

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

Glencoe EarlyON 519-666-3227 @email





Sports Organizations

Name Phone # E-mail Website
Glencoe & District Curling Club 519-287-2178
Glencoe Skating Club  

Glencoe Minor Baseball Association  
Glencoe Minor Soccer Association
Ladies Southwest Sluggers 519-630-3667  
Southwest Minor Hockey Association 519-245-3170
Wardsville Golf Club (Junior Golf Camp) 519-693-4921












Recreation Businesses

Name Phone # E-mail Website
EK Vitality 519-870-8217 @email
Healthy Aging Exercise Program

519-693-0350 x585

Budakon Martial Arts 226-427-2002
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
2884 RCACC Engineers Cadet Corps Glencoe 519-630-6076 @email
EKCOE School Breakfast Club 519-280-4484 @email  
Glencoe Agricultural Society   @email
Glencoe District Historical Society 519-287-3897 @email
Glencoe District High School Alumni & Friends 519-287-3310
Glencoe District Lions Club 519-287-3113 @email
Glencoe Horticultural Society 519-452-0864


Heritage Fiddlers New Horizons Seniors Club   @email  
Middlesex County Library/Glencoe Library/Glencoe Employment Resource Centre 519-245-8237


Middlesex 4-H Association 519-697-9003 @email
Quad County Support Services 519-693-4812 @email
SMAK (South Middlesex Acting Krew) 519-289-5094 @email
Sundays at the Station 519-287-2827 @email  
The Quest Centre 519-287-2726 @email
VON Middlesex-Elgin 519-930-5200
























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