Recreation Centres

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The Recreation Department’s main office is located at the Spencerville Arena (22 Sloan St). Mike Spencer is the Township’s Recreation Director. E-mail The Recreation Department operates from three areas in the Township. The Spencerville Arena is located in the Village of Spencerville. Over the past years, Township Council has made some major improvements to the arena. This arena is known as one of the finest in the area. Located adjacent to the arena are two regulation size soft ball diamonds with lights. These diamonds are used by the local minor ball, blooper ball, and men’s fastball leagues.

The second recreation area is located in the small community of Johnstown. There, the Township has the South Edwardsburgh Community Centre, located at 24 Sutton Drive in Johnstown. This beautiful hall is used for various activities during the year (wedding receptions, meetings, family picnics, etc.). Also at this location is the Johnstown Community Pool (613-925-5822) which operates during the summer months. The South Centre also has two regulation size soft ball diamonds, three beach volleyball courts, two tennis courts, three horse-shoe pits and a soccer field. The residents of this small community have formed a group called the South Edwardsburgh Recreation Association (SERA). This small but mighty group has raised thousands of dollars over the past 40 years and has made some major improvements to the hall, pool and grounds.

The third recreation area is in the Village of Cardinal where the Township operates the Cardinal Community Pool, located on 4044 Dishaw Street (613-657-4504). The municipality has also recently constructed a new state of the art Arena, the Ingredion Centre, at 4050 Dishaw, just beside the pool. Among other things, arena is equipped with a walking track . Across the street from the community pool and arena are two full-size ball diamonds (one with lights), tennis and basketball courts. At the waterfront in Cardinal the Township maintains a large picnic area with volleyball and horse shoe pits.  A canteen is operated at the waterfront during the summer months. For Recreation Information or feedback click here.

Ingredion Centre Walking Track

The Walking Track at the Ingredion Centre is open Monday-Friday from 7:45am-10pm. Visitors will be asked to answer screening questions and sign a contact form to assist with tracing in case of a covid event. Social distancing and mask wearing policies are in place.


  • Indoor shoes are to be worn on the track at all times
  • Spectators are strictly forbidden on the track
  • Track users under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • Obey directional signage
  • The outside lane is to be used for passing. Slower walkers stay to the inside
  • Wheels other than on strollers, wheelchairs and walkers are not permitted
  • No food or beverage other than water allowed

Waterfront Trail

We are lucky enough to be a part of  a great natural trail system that attracts cyclists from all across the country! Stretching over 1400km along the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Niagara, Detroit and St. Lawrence Rivers, the Waterfront Trail connects 68 communities and over 405 parks and natural areas including wetlands, forests and beaches. Created to regenerate, celebrate and reconnect people to our Great Lake waterfronts, the Trail has become a well-loved and used recreation, fitness and green transportation amenity and a world-renowned tourism attraction.

The Waterfront Trail consists of both on-road and off-road facilities. The trail is about 30% off-road along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and about 10% off-road on the Lake Erie, Detroit River and Lake St Clair section. It is virtually all paved, with short sections of unpaved path and gravel roads.

Both interactive maps and free downloadable PDF maps are available to help you enjoy the Trail. Tourism information for each community can be found on our website with links to relevant tourism organizations.

The Trail can be enjoyed for a quick stroll or as part of a multi-day long distance adventure. For more information visit their website!

Contact our Manager of Parks, Recreation and Facilities, Mike Spencer at or  613-349-9491