Parks and Recreation

Appin Playground
For Questions Contact:
Kevin Miller |
Job Title
Manager of Community Services & Facilities
kmiller [at]
Sam Cormier |
Job Title
Recreation Coordinator
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. 

For more information on our recreational offering, please read our Spring-Summer Recreation Guide here.

    Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Southwest Middlesex offers numerous advertising and sponsorship opportunities that are effective, economical and rewarding.  By investing in Southwest Middlesex recreation programs, you can promote your business or service to hundreds of visitors from Southwest Middlesex and beyond through our cost-effective programs. 

    Advertising Opportunities:

    • Flower Basket & Planter Signage
    • Arena Wall Advertising
    • Arena Board Advertising
    • Arena In-Ice Advertising

    Sponsorship Opportunities:

    • Public Skating Sponsorship
    • Public Swimming Sponsorship

    For a full list of advertising option, costs and perks click here.


    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. 

    For more information on the Southwest Middlesex Pool and Splash Pad click here.

    Program Registration Online: Univerus

    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 Univerus? Call the office at 519- 287-2015.

    Program Registration 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, or cash.
    • Name of program and time of the program​​​​​​

       Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool - 6 lanes, 25-meter competition pool with shaded spectator area.


    SWM Pool
    Ice Time/Skating Programs

    The Southwest Middlesex Recreation Centre offers a wide variety of ice programs for all ages.  Programs include Adult Only Skates, Stick and Puck,  Adult Pick-up Hockey, Free Family Skates and Public Skates.  To view full details on our programs and ice availability click here.

    The Southwest Middlesex Recreation Centre (Glencoe Arena) is located at 138 Mill Street, Glencoe, Ontario.

    In need of ice time? Please contact Sam at @email or 519-287-2015 ext. 8121 for assistance.

    Southwest Middlesex Recreation Centre
    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 519-4664045
    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


    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)

    To see all the programs that Southwest Middlesex has to offer click here.

    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!   

    A funding program is available - Can I Play, Too?  Please complete the application and submit it to the municipal office!

    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.  
    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 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: Univerus


    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 Univerus? 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 or cash
    • Name of program and time of the program

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