Parks and Recreation
For a small town, Warwick has a lot to offer in terms of parks and recreational facilities. It’s no wonder – our residents and volunteers are always busy organizing fantastic activities and events year round. Below you will find details on the many parks and facilities we have to offer, as well as information on how you can make use of these facilities when organizing your own events.
Recreation - Parks
The Township of Warwick has six active municipal parks within its boundaries. They are:
Centennial Park (Watford)
101 Centennial Ave. (community hall, 2 softball diamonds with lights - 1 without; playground equipment; soccer field; quarter mile track; jumping pits; pitching machine; horseshoe pits; outdoor pavilion; BMX Park, 2 tennis courts, 2 courts for ball hockey or basketball, washrooms and concession booth)
6889 Egremont Road (softball diamond, outdoor pavilion, playground equipment, washrooms and concession booth)
Nauvoo Road, Watford (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Watford and maintained by the Watford/ Warwick Horticultural Society) These beautiful gardens include: a hosta garden, rose garden, season flower gardens, a beautiful white arbor with sitting bench. This spot is a used quite frequently for wedding or family pictures. Even a full wedding service has been done here. The pavilion is also used for a picnic area. Bookings of the gardens for weddings should be arranged through the Arena by calling 519-876-2808.
Centennial Ave., Watford, across from the Arena (sponsored by the Watford/Warwick Horticultural Society) These gardens consist of a variety of trees that have been planted in memory of loved ones from our community. To purchase a tree and memorial plaque please call 519-876-2446. In the spring each tree is surrounded by a host of daffodils - extremely beautiful! Rental of the park is handled through the Arena by calling 519-876-2808.
Corner of Nauvoo Road and Ontario Street, in the centre of Watford. This sitting parkette has several park benches surrounded by a variety of flower gardens. There is also a clock tower, which includes a community calendar. This was part of a Trillium Grant in 2000. The gardens are maintained by the Watford/Warwick Horticultural Society.
There is a new community reader board sign in Bluebird Parkette. To get your community event included on the sign contact Mike Bryce by phone at 519-876-2808 or by e-mail.
Warwick Township has two community halls:
CENTENNIAL HALL - 101 Centennial Ave., Watford
Located at Centennial Park just south of the Arena. This facility can be licensed for up to 300 people. Caterers are welcome to use our fully serviced kitchen. It is perfect for weddings, banquets, meetings, etc. This facility is handicapped accessible with handicapped washrooms. Rentals are handled through the Arena by calling 876-2808.
WARWICK COMMUNITY CENTRE - 7074 Egremont Road
Located beside the Warwick Fire Hall. This facility is used for small receptions, such as card parties, neighbourhood showers, and funeral lunches. There are full kitchen facilities available. Because of the stairs, there is a chairlift available. Please advise if required at the time of rental. Rentals are handled through Mike Bryce by calling 876-2808.
The Warwick Township Arena is located at 61 Centennial Ave., Watford. It was constructed in 1972 and has arena seating capacity of 1200. The hall upstairs can be licensed for up to 200 people and it is used for small receptions or parties.
The Watford Arena is host to the Annual Roy Caley and International Silver Stick Hockey Tournaments in December and January annually.
Skating and hockey programs are conducted through the East Lambton minor Hockey Association and Watford Figure Skating Club.
There are also: men’s and ladies’ recreational hockey leagues.
During the summer months the arena is used for ball hockey. Presently there is a women’s league, a men's league and a youth league. There are also new shuffle board courts available for public use in the summer months. For further information, call the Arena at 876-2808.
New enhanced features were added in 2013 which includes a new accessible entrance to the arena and an elevator to access the second floor.
Township Facilities Available for Rent
Recreation Website Links
- Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
- Pinery Provincial Park
- St. Clair Conservation Authority
- Tourism Sarnia Lambton
- East Lambton Minor Hockey
- Watford Skating Club - Teaching future hockey players, figure skaters and recreational skaters how to skate since 1964
- Watford Silverstick
- Lambton Seniors Association
- Taxandria Soccer Club
- Warwick Women’s Institute
- Watford Rotary Club
- Watford Optimist Club - Watford Community Calendar, Optimist Canada