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.

in Norfolk Activity Guide

inNorfolk GuideNorfolk County is proud to offer an online version of our InNorfolk – Fall and Winter 2015 – 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. 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.


The Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre at the Simcoe Recreation Centre will be closed from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm only on Wednesday, October 29. Regular programming on that day will be available from 4:00 pm – 9:45 pm.

On Friday, October 31 the pool will be closed from 7:30 am – 8:45 pm, with the exception of swimming lessons from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

The HVAC replacement project at the Simcoe Recreation Centre is scheduled to resume on Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Every attempt is being made to keep disruptions in programming to a minimum and we appreciate your patience during this time. Expected completion date of this project is the end of December.

The Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre at the Simcoe Recreation Centre will be closed from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm only on Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Regular programming on those days will be available from 4:00 pm – 9:45 pm.

Note: Effective immediately the Aquafit Class on Tuesdays from 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm is now a COMBO class instead of a shallow water class.

Take Time for Your Kids

The Week of the Child and Youth Celebration

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Free Family Skate (Helmets are required to skate)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Recreation Centre Arena

Free Family Play Centre

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Recreation Centre- Norfolk Room

Free Family Swim

A family = 2 adults and children that are siblings to a maximum of 6 per family

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Do we have a fantastic afternoon planned for your family! Enjoy a family swim, skating and then join us upstairs for snacks. Minute to Win It Challenges and Science Experiments to wow the young at heart.Registration is required for swim times.Please register by October 17th to avoid disappointment. Limited Registration.

Adult Workshops

Fun with Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is a modeling clay that is shaped and then baked in an oven. The result is beautiful jewelery and ornaments. Join polymer clay artist Mary Etta McGraw for a fun work shop learning about this fascinating art.

$30 + HST All supplies included

Tuesdays, October 21 & 28th

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Simcoe Recreation Centre Arena Lounge

Barcode 28750

All recreation program registrations require a “Registration and Waiver Form” to be completed.  If you have not already completed one you may click the link provided 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.


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.