Parks and Recreation

Recreation Programs
For Questions Contact:
Alex Yardy |
Job Title
Recreation and Facilities Supervisor
Email
ayardy [at] southwestmiddlesex.ca
|
Phone
ext.
Extension
8112
Greg Storms |
Job Title
Director of Operations
Email
publicworks [at] southwestmiddlesex.ca
|
Phone
ext.
Extension
8119
Ashley Parker |
Job Title
Recreation Coordinator
Email
aparker [at] southwestmiddlesex.ca
|
Phone
ext.
Extension
8112

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 Draft Facilities & Recreation Master Plan to identify community priorities for parks, recreation and culture services over the next ten years.

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.

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.
Virtual Public Information Centre available until July 30, 2021

The Draft Facilities & Recreation Master Plan was presented to council on July 21, 2021.  A Virtual Public Information Centre has been created to provide an opportunity for the public to review the Draft Master Plan and provide feedback prior to finalization for Council.

We want to hear from you!

Please click here to provide your feedback on the Draft Facilities & Recreation Master Plan.  

You can also submit your comments by email to frmp@southwestmiddlesex.ca

Aquatics

Southwest Middlesex has one outdoor swimming pool and splash pad located at 138 North Street in Glencoe.  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.

For further information about Public Swimming, Swimming Lessons, Session Dates and Available Levels, please see our Swimming Pool Guide below.  General swimming pool information can also be found in our brochure.

SWM Swimming Pool Guide (click here)

SWM Aquatics Guide for 2021

Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool

 6 lane, 25-metre competition pool with shaded spectator area

SWM Swimming Pool Image

Swimming Pool Hours - Splash Pad to remain open into September (weather permitting) - date TBD

July 5 - August 29, 2021
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

August 30 & 31, 2021 
Monday - Friday Only 1:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Registration for all aquatics is available only at the pool (138 North Street, Glencoe) during open hours.  As part of our safety program, please ensure that you complete a COVID-19 Screening Form before attending the SWM swimming pool.

Recreation Programs
Coming Soon!

Southwest Middlesesex is expanding available programs.  Our goal is to provide programs that cover individual abilities through all age ranges.  Programs will soon be offered in conjunction with the changing seasons.  Refer to social media for updates on all recreation programming.  

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 and Sports Organizations
Coming Soon! - Please help us fill in the blanks

We are building a data base of user group information for recreation, arts, culture, leisure, fitness, sport and children’s programming.  We want to collect as much information as possible so please let us know what your organization provides within our community by completing the form at:

https://forms.gle/qMfRgw7urCX2b8ST9