Parks and Recreation
Norfolk County has an abundance of resources and opportunities for those looking for something to do for recreation. There are activities for the youngest of the family to the eldest. Take in swimming, skating, baseball, kilometres of trails, a stroll through one of the many parks, the list goes on.
Norfolk County works with local community groups making every effort to ensure safe and fun events such as festivals and fairs for everyone of all ages.
Norfolk County is proud to offer an online version of our InNorfolk – Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 – Services and Activities guide that you can view at any time, or you can download the guide in PDF format. The guide is updated twice a year with new information keeping you in the loop as to what is going on in the Community.
Registration and Waiver Form
All recreation program registrations require a “Registration and Waiver Form” to be completed. If you have not already completed one you may click the title above for a copy of this form. Please complete it and return to the Simcoe Recreation Center by the first day of the program/swim. You may drop it off at the Recreation Centre, fax it to 519-426-0300, email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to: Simcoe Recreation Centre, c/o 95 Culver St., Simcoe, On N3Y 2V5.
If you have any questions call the Recreation Centre Customer Service Desk at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
To register for all programs below, unless otherwise stated, book online at nora.norfolkcounty.ca or call Simcoe Recreation Centre, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 6pm at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
Are you looking for a way to get active? Walking is the perfect exercise, and what better way to get started than the Discover Norfolk Walks. These walks are for all ages and are every Thursday at various locations throughout the county. For more information, call Ingrid Zyma-Irvin at Simcoe Recreation Centre 426-8866 x 2303.
Have you heard of Pickleball? It’s the next big thing and Norfolk County Recreation wants to get it started here in Norfolk County! It’s a great game for all ages; a cross between ping-pong, badminton and tennis! We have a number of people interested in this game, but we know there are more of you out there, so let’s get it started! Join us for a meeting to discuss this on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30pm at Simcoe Recreation Centre, upstairs in the Dogwood Room. For more information call Jane-Ann Smith at 519-426-8866 x 2212.
Lawn Bowling Open House
Simcoe Lawn Bowling Club is getting ready to start another season! They are looking for new members, and anyone aged 16 or older is welcome! There will be two special events.
An Open House will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 till noon. There will also be three FREE “Try-it” evenings” starting June 10th, for three Mondays from 7-9pm. The club is located across from the Carillon Tower on Norfolk St. S. in Simcoe. For more information, or to register, call Tom Brightman at 519-428-0357.
June is Recreation Month
Norfolk County celebrates “June is Recreation Month” by offering several free or low-cost events. Bring the family and try:
- Geo-Caching at Hay Creek, Saturday, June 1 from 2-4pm
- Nordic Pole Walking at Waterford Ponds, Monday June 3 from 10 – 11am;
- Canoeing($3per car) at Waterford Norfth Conservation Park from noon to 4pm;
- Lawn Bowling at Simcoe Lawn Bowling Club, June 10, 17 & 24 from 7 -9pm (call 519-428-0347);
- Sailing at Port Dover Marina from 2-4pm
- Fun pool day At Delhi Kinsmen Pool on Saturday June 29 from noon until 3pm.
There will even be free fitness classes! For the 50 plus crowd there’s also euchre at Delhi Friendship Club and a Strawberry Social at Simcoe Seniors Centre.
For full details see your spring “InNorfolk” guide or the Events calendar which will be distributed through the elementary schools in late May. Join the fun. For more information call Simcoe Recreation Centre at x 2233 or go to nora.norfolkcounty.ca
More information is available in each of the areas listed below.
- Hunting Opportunities
- Parks, Fields, and Courts
- Chapel in the Park
- Community Halls
If you wish to talk to a county representative about any questions and concerns you have with the Parks, Facilities and Recreation Division, you can call Customer Service at 519-426-8866 x 2233
Please read the Municipal Alcohol Policy for Norfolk County Facilities.