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, kilometers of trails, a stroll through one of the many parks, the list goes on.

Activity Guide

inNorfolk GuideNorfolk County is proud to offer an online version of our InNorfolk – Spring and Summer 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.

Up-coming Special Events

All programs are available for viewing and registration online at or call Simcoe Recreation Centre, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm at 519-426-8866 x 2233.

Star Party

Saturday, April 5th from 8 pm to 11 pm at the Don Shay Park in Simcoe. Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to view the star lit sky. North Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers will bring the telescopes and will answer all of your questions. Bonfire, snack and even smores. This event is weather permitting. Participants will be contacted if cancelled. Register by March 24th by calling Donna Jones at x 2302. FREE!

Nature Conservancy Trails in Norfolk County

Wednesday, April 9th , 7 – pm, must register by February 26th. The Nature Conservancy has been acquiring land to enlarge and connect existing natural areas in Norfolk County. These natural building blocks provide a rare opportunity to conserve some amazing Carolinian species and habitats and an opportunity for the public to enjoy thee lands. Nature Conservancy staff will talk about these lands and trails available to the public.  For more information call Simcoe Recreation Centre at x 2233. FREE!

Earth Day

Saturday, April 26th from Noon until 3 pm at the Backus Heritage Conservation Area, Port Rowan. Help support the three “C’s” for animals: care, conserve & celebrate. Participate in hands on activities that will help you learn about some amazing insects, birds, reptiles and amphibians that are At Risk in the Long Point areas and what you can do to help them. Crafts, hikes, educational displays and special guests are all part of this fun family event. Dress for the weather for this is a rain or shine event. A $2 donation box will be at the door. Register by April 14th by calling Donna Jones at x 2302. 

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:  or mail it to: Simcoe Recreation Centre, c/o 95 Culver St., Simcoe, On   N3Y 2V5. 

Community Involvement

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.

More information is available in each of the areas listed below.

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

Alcohol Policy

Please read the Municipal Alcohol Policy for Norfolk County Facilities.