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 2013 and Winter 2014 – 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: email@example.com 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.
Up-coming Programs and Special Events
All programs are available for viewing and registration online at nora.norfolkcounty.ca or call Simcoe Recreation Centre, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
Norfolk County has Super Saturdays for kids ages 8 – 14. Join the fun on December 7th for Spa Delights from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at Simcoe Rec. Centre. Enjoy an afternoon creating soaps, bath oils, and candles, just in time for Christmas! Cost is only $22.00 and all supplies and gift packaging are included! Register by Nov. 29. Go online to nora.norfolkcounty.ca or call Simcoe Recreation Centre, at 519-426-8866, ext. 2233.
Princess Makeover and Snow Princess Palace
Norfolk County invites little princess, 3-12 years old to a makeover party with glitter, curls, and polished nails. Join them at Delhi District Secondary School on December 7th. $5 will be collected for costs. Register by November 22 at nora.norfolkcounty.ca or call Simcoe Recreation Centre, at 426-8866 x 2233 weekdays. That evening, from 6-8 pm, go to the Snow Princess Palace at Simcoe Panorama stage in your princess attire and have your picture taken with Princess Lisa!
Snow Princess Palace
Norfolk County Recreation invites you to the Snow Princess Palace, on December 7th, 6-8 pm, at Simcoe Panorama stage. Bring the family with your young princes and princesses in their favorite regal attire and have their picture taken with Princess Lisa! It’s FREE, but please register at nora.norfolkcounty.ca, or call Simcoe Recreation Centre at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
Norfolk County Recreation invites your family to join them for and enchanting evening walk. Meet at the Santa Moose display at Simcoe Panorama for an enchanting evening walk on December 14th, 6-8 pm. Glow from luminaries will guide us along the Lynn Valley Trail to Memorial Park where a warm bonfire and smores will be waiting. Dress warmly. It’s FREE, but you register by December 6th at nora.norfolkcounty.ca, or call Simcoe Recreation Centre at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
Mother Goose Live
Norfolk County Recreation invites your family to join them to meet Mother Goose and her Friends in Wellington Park, at Simcoe Panorama on December 21st, 6-8 pm. Games, scavenger hunt, bonfire, and smores are just a few of the delights. It’s FREE, but you must register by December 13. Go to nora.norfolkcounty.ca, or call Simcoe Recreation Centre at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
Bringing In The New Year
Norfolk County Recreation’s Family New Year’s Eve party is coming December 31 at Talbot Gardens Arena in Simcoe. Enjoy loads of fun and surprises for the entire family including skating, crafts, snacks, Mad Science Experiments, face paint and more! It’s FREE, but space is limited on the ice during each skate so YOU MUST REGISTER your family for skating at 6-6:45 pm or 7-7:45 pm by December 23rd at nora.norfolkcounty.ca, or call Simcoe Recreation Centre at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
River of Lights Bonfire
Norfolk County Recreation invites you to cozy up by the fire and enjoy hot chocolate and smores on New Year’s Eve, December 31st. 8-9 pm in Wellington Park, Simcoe. Lights and a horse drawn trolley ride will end this amazing evening. Candles will be provided for your family to join the Circle of Friends as we celebrate the beginning of 2014. It’s FREE, but you must register by December 23rd at nora.norfolkcounty.ca, or call Simcoe Recreation Centre at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
Upcoming Adult Swim Programs on Warm Water Wednesdays
December 4, 11 & 18 from 7:45 pm to 8:30 pm. $6.00 per class no registration required.
Adult Swim Lessons
For scared stiff to experienced swimmers. December 4, 11 & 18 from 8: 30 pm to 9:15 pm. $29.15
Have you ever heard of Pickleball It’s the latest craze; a combination of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. Pickleball is played on a badminton court, using a net similar to tennis, with over sized ping-pong rackets and a wiffle ball. The game is enjoyed by all ages, young and old, and is very popular among the 50 plus crowd. Google it. Join them every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at Lakeview Elementary School in Port Dover, (formerly Port Dover Composite School). Adults and high school students are welcome! It’s FREE, but if you are interested please register by going online to nora.norfolkcounty.ca and look under programs for Pickleball. For more information contact Simcoe Recreation Centre at 519-426-8866 x 2233.
P. A. Day Activities
Are you looking for something for your child to do on the P.A. Days?
Free PA Day Skates 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
- December 20 – Delhi, Langton, Port Dover, Simcoe Recreation Centre
PA Pool Day Parties
December 20th and March 7th
- Family Swim : 11:00 a.m. to noon
- Public Swim: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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.