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The Facilities and Recreation Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Southwest Middlesex recreation facilities and parks.  They are also responsible for the bookings of time at the arena, the community centers, and the parks and pavilions.  They also oversee the operation of the public outdoor heated pool facility during the summer.

Due to the nature of their duties, staff may not be available at all times to take your call.  Please leave a message for them and they will return your call.

Please contact them at:

Southwest Middlesex Facilities & Recreation Department
138 Mill Street, Box 218, Glencoe, ON, N0L 1M0
Phone:  519-287-2839 / Fax:  519-287-2359
General Email:  smacdonald@southwestmiddlesex.ca

Office Hours*:
Monday - Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
*Office Hours may vary due to the nature of the job or weather conditions.  Facilities are often open 7days per week depending on the programs in operation.

Link to Forms, Etcetera


Facilities and Recreation Manager - Steve MacDonald

Assistant Facilities and Recreation Manager - Jeremy Feasey

Facilities and Recreation Operators:
Raymond Campbell
Mark McLean
Greg Thornicroft

Southwest Middlesex offers a wide variety of recreation facilities.

Our local arena offers activities such as hockey, figure skating and roller skating. Other recreational facilities include a curling rink (operated by the Glencoe & District Curling Club http://www.glencoeanddistrictcurlingclub.com  outdoor swimming pool, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and tennis courts (operated by Glencoe District High School).

Our recreational facilities offer many day programs (such as "Well Baby" through the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Foot care clinics through V.O.N., Seniors' activities through the New Horizons Club and, when available, children's summer day-camps). Area children's organized groups include Guides and Scouts.

Big Bend Conservation Area offers overnight camping, picnic areas, a boat ramp into the Thames River and other activities. Right on our border with Lambton County (Alvinston-Brooke) is A.W.Campbell Conservation Area which offers a public swimming pool, walking trails, overnight camping and playground facilities.

The Wardsville Golf Course (public) and Gentleman Creek Golf Course (public) are all located within Southwest Middlesex boundaries. Details on these two golf courses, plus other golf courses within Ontario can be found at www.ontgolf.ca.

We are home to the following service clubs - the Royal Canadian Legion, Lions, Lioness, Rotary, Elks, Oddfellows, Masons, Eastern Star, 4-H, etcetera. These clubs are evidence of the high priority placed on community involvement.

Facilities and Services                               

As of January, 2008 an Alcohol Policy has been adopted by Southwest Middlesex.

Click here for a copy of the policy.
It is important that you review this document if you intend to serve alcohol at your function.

Energy Reporting
 (both reports submitted in 2014)

SWM Energy Management Plan
Final Submission - Energy Consumption &Green House Gas Emissions Report for 2012

For information on the various services provided through the Recreation Department select a facility from the listing that follows:

Please note that all rates, times and programs are subject to change.  Please call to verify program availability and rates. 

Arena                                       Back to Facilities and Services

Glencoe Arena     Southwest Middlesex Arena - 138 Mill Street, Glencoe

The Southwest Middlesex Arena is located at 138 Mill Street in Glencoe. Our Arena is a Smoke Free Facility.

Besides offering ice time (late August to early April), the Arena also has two meeting rooms available for booking.

For surface bookings and the meeting room bookings please contact us at:

Southwest Middlesex
153 McKellar Street, Glencoe, ON, N0L 1M0
Phone: 519-287-2015
Fax: 519-287-2359

Ice Rental Schedule And Rates   

             Ice Time Availability - September 29, 2014 to March 30, 2015 - coming soon

25+ Hockey Registration Information & Form

Stick & Puck Hockey Information

Ice Time Rental Request

Effective September 3, 2003, wearing a protective helmet has become mandatory for persons 17 years of age and under who participate in public skating at the Glencoe Arena.  Thirty (30) helmets are available for use at no charge.  Anyone 18 years or older is not required to comply with this regulation.  Southwest Middlesex places your family's safety as a number one priority.

Public Skating (Subject to Special Events*) - starting October 4, 2013
Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Family Skating (Subject to Special Events*) - starting September 29, 2013
Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Moms/Pops and Tots Skating
(Subject to Special Events) - starting October 1, 2013
Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Seniors Skating
(Subject to Special Events) - starting October 1, 2013
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

It is recommended that you call the arena at 519-287-2839 to verify that public, family, moms/pops and tots and seniors skating will be occurring as scheduled.  As we all know, schedules can change at any time.  Thank you.

Please call for Arena Rates and Public Skating Rates (519-287-2015)

Community Centres                 Back to Facilities and Services

Facilities Rental Agreement

Southwest Middlesex has four community buildings available for the public to rent. Our facilities are Smoke Free. Please access the Facilities Rental Agreement for full details on rental conditions and view the following information on the Smart Serve Ontario Program.  As of January, 2008 an alcohol policy has been adopted by Southwest Middlesex.  It is important that you review this document if you intend to serve alcohol at your function (SWM Alcohol Policy) Our buildings are located at:

Glencoe Arena Auditorium

Glencoe Arena Auditorium
138 Mill Street
Glencoe ON N0L 1M0
(a second smaller meeting room is also available at this location)

Glencoe Train Station

Glencoe Train Station And Garden
157 McRae Street
Glencoe  ON  N0L 1M0

Ekfrid Community Centre

Ekfrid Community Centre
48 Wellington Avenue
Appin ON N0L 1A0

Wardsville Community Centre/Masonic Hall

Wardsville Community Centre
21996 Hagerty Road
Wardsville ON N0L 2N0

Please call for Community Centre Rates (519-287-2015)

For reservations please contact us at:

Southwest Middlesex
153 McKellar Street, Glencoe, ON, N0L 1M0
Phone: 519-287-2015
Fax: 519-287-2359

Parks                                                  Back to Facilities and Services

Within it's boundaries, Southwest Middlesex has many parks available for your use. Below is a brief description of what each park offers:

Please call for Pavilions and picnic shelters rates (519-287-2015). The rental fee includes picnic tables, hydro and water.

It is important to note that our parks are posted with signs stating "No Alcoholic Beverages Permitted -- Violators May Forfeit All Rights To Use The Facility".


PARK (click on a park to view)



Appin Community Park

access available through the driveway at
48 Wellington Avenue, Appin

Baseball Diamond
Children's Playground Equipment
Picnic Tables
Washroom Facilities
Glencoe Main Street Parkette 241'A' Main Street, Glencoe between McKellar and Symes Streets Living Stone Water Garden/Gardens
Resting Benches
Glencoe's Bob Martin Memorial Park 268 Currie Street (corner of Symes and Currie Streets), Glencoe Children's Playground Equipment
Picnic Tables
Washroom Facilities Nearby (Arena)
Glencoe Simpson Street Park Simpson Street, Glencoe
(intersection of Simpson and Anderson Streets)
Baseball Diamond
Children's Playground Equipment
Picnic Tables
Washroom Facilities
Longwoods Road 3577 Longwoods Road (at Longwoods and Simpson Roads) Picnic Tables
Portable Toilet
McArthur Park 4421 Longwoods Road (between Tait's Road and McArthur Road) Picnic Tables
Portable Toilet
Project 2000 138 Mill Street,
Baseball Diamonds (2)
Picnic Tables
Soccer Fields (8)
Washroom Facilities
Wardsville Little Kin Park 216 Church Street,
Baseball Diamond
Children's Playground Equipment
Picnic Tables
Portable Toilet

Sports Field Reservations    Back to Facilities and Services

Baseball Diamonds and Soccer Fields can be reserved for use by contacting the Facilities and Recreation Manager at 519-287-2839.

These facilities are posted with signs stating "No Alcoholic Beverages Permitted-Violators May Forfeit All Rights To Use The Facility". Where a valid liquor permit is acquired through the L.C.B.O., these rules will be lifted for specified areas only. Smart Serve Ontario rules are to be followed in this instance.

Please call for Sports Field Rates (519-287-2015)

Swimming Pool

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Southwest Middlesex Swimming and Slash Pad - 138 North Street, Glencoe
Telephone Operational From June to August annually:   519-287-2947

The Southwest Middlesex Swimming Pool is a heated outdoor facility located at 138 North Street in Glencoe. Our facility is posted with signs stating "No Alcoholic Beverages Permitted--Violators May Forfeit All Rights To Use The Facility". We are also a smoke free facility.

Swimming Pool Opening Day and Early Registration Information - click on poster picture for early registration information:

2014 Early Registration Poster

2014 Swimming Program Information Brochures - click on the brochure picture for programs available, swimming lesson level requirements and swimming schedules and rates:

2014 Aquafit Brochure

Program Registration

Swimming Pool Registration Form

SwimmingPoolAccess_2007      Featuring stairs and railing for easier access!

See you at the Southwest Middlesex pool in 2014!

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Contact Us:
153 McKellar Street, Box 218
Glencoe  ON  N0L 1M0
Voice:  519-287-2015
Fax:     519-287-2359
E-mail:  info@southwestmiddlesex.ca
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