Parks and Recreation

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For Questions Contact:
Alex Weber |
Job Title
Recreation and Facilities Supervisor
aweber [at]
Sam Cormier |
Job Title
Acting Recreation Coordinator/Facilities Operator
scormier [at]

One of the Municipality of Southwest Middlesex core services is community recreation.  We offer a variety of recreational programs year-round including sports, fitness, arts and culture, aquatics, ice and children's programming.  These recreation programs are for all ages and ability levels from infant to senior.  There are also many recreation and sport programs that are offered through external groups and organizations that are partnered with the municipality.  We also 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, tennis and pickleball 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.  In addition, we help facilitate community events across the Municipality such as Canada Day.

    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.

    Recreation Financial Support

    Financial assistance is available to ensure all of our community gets a chance to be active.  The following are available subsidy programs within Southwest Middlesex.  Apply today for available funds!   

    Two funding programs are available - Play it Forward and Can I Play, Too?  Please complete the application and submit it to the municipal office - it covers both programs!

    Information collected is used solely for the purpose of determining eligibility for the subsidy and will be kept confidential as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  The Municipality of Southwest Middlesex reserves the right to fund any amount of the subsidy request or to deny said request.  
    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)
    Recreation Program Registration

    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


    Programs are regularly changing with instructor and facility availability - please refer 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:

    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, we encourage that registrations are made online.

    What you need:

    • Debit or credit 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
    Aquatics Program and Registration Information

    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!  Every year we host a swim meet which is open to all surrounding municipalities.

    Our aquatic facilities are currently closed for the season.  2023 Swimming Pool hours are as follows.

    Splash Pad Hours of Operation:

    Monday to Sunday - 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer operation of the pool

    Swimming Pool Hours of Operation:

    June - Monday to Friday - 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday - 12 noon to 4 p.m.

    July 3 to August 25 - Monday to Friday - 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday - 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    August 28 to September 1 - Monday to Friday 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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

    SWM Swimming Pool Image


    Splash Pad

    Swimming Pool and Splashpad
    Details of available sessions are found in our 2022 Aquatic Program Guide.
    2022 Southwest Aquatics Guide

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

    Program Registration


    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:

    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, we encourage that you to make your registrations online.

    What you need:

    • Debit card, credit card, cash or cheque (please note that cheques are not able to be accepted at the pool house)
    • Name of program and time of the program
    Ice Time/Skating Programs

    At the Glencoe Arena, Southwest Middlesex offers a wide variety of ice programs for all ages.  Programs include Adult Only Skates, Stick and Puck, Learn to Skate Programs, Adult Pick-up Hockey, Free Family Skates and Public Skates.  Please visit the course calendar on BookKing for up-to-date information on skating programs, admission and rental rates.  

    To learn more about the Glencoe Arena, please go to the Facilities webpage.

    Currently our arena is undergoing a large interior and exterior (shown below) renovation that is scheduled to be completed Winter of  2022.

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    Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Advertising Opportunities

    Southwest Middlesex has many cost-effective advertising opportunities available including:

    • swimming pool facility
    • in-ice advertising (Ice Surface Logo)
    • arena wall and rink boards

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorships are a great way to benefit our community and provide programming that is accessible to all.  If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please consider:

    • program sponsorship for free public skates, public swims, recreation programs, children's programs
    • flower baskets  (see additional information in the following drop down section)

    for more information please call us at 519-287-2015.

    Flower Baskets - Sponsorship Details

    Please consider sponsoring a flower basket for the upcoming 2023 season. This year we are going to have 80 flower baskets available to sponsor.  These baskets have a net cost of $120.00 to purchase and maintain. However, we’ve kept the sponsorship price at $80.00 per basket for another year. As in previous years, an Income Tax receipt will be issued to acknowledge your generosity.
    To sponsor one or more hanging basket for the upcoming year please email @email to reserve your spot. This year you may select a specific flower basket location, please see the maps below to figure out which location best suits you. Please let us know in your email if you would like recognition on your basket. We are pleased to display new recognition plates that will be professionally designed and locally sourced! In order to receive your new recognition plate, we kindly ask that you have made your reservation and pay for your sponsorship no later than April 3rd, 2023. You can make your payment via mail or by coming into the Southwest Middlesex municipal offices.
    Please share our program with friends and family as sponsorship will continue to enhance the program and please contact us if you have any questions about the program.

    Appin Flower Basket Map
    Appin Flower Basket Locations
    Glencoe Flower Basket Map
    Glencoe Flower Basket Locations
    Melbourne Flower Basket Map
    Melbourne Flower Basket Locations
    Middlemiss Flower Basket Map
    Middlemiss Flower Basket Locations
    Wardsville Flower Basket Map
    Wardsville Flower Basket Locations
    Local Clubs, Groups & Organizations 

    If you would like to be added to the clubs, groups and organizations section please email the Recreation Coordinator listed at the top of this page.

    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
    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 n/a

    Heritage Fiddlers   @email


    New Horizons Seniors Club

    (Howard VanderHooft)

    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

    Your Wardsville 519-693-7002