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Parks and Facilities

Essex Centre Sports Complex
60 Fairview Avenue West
Essex, Ontario
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T. 519-776-8717
F. 519-776-8233
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Soccer field with nets and clubhouse

Whether you're into organized sports or simply want to kick around a soccer ball, the Town of Essex has a wide range of outdoor sports facilities to choose from:

The Parks and Facilities Department handles the scheduling of most sports fields, excluding Co-An Park, which handles its own scheduling.

To book a Town facility or sports field, visit the Facility Rentals page or call 519-776-8717.

To book a Co-An Park facility or sports field, contact Co-An Park directly using the information provided in the contact box on this page.

Essex Centre

Essex Sports Park

Fairview Avenue West

  • Diamond #1 is used primarily for fastball (Bantam, Midget and Senior) and adult slow pitch. It offers night lighting, boundary fence, warning track and enclosed dugouts. Public washrooms nearby.
  • Diamond #2 is used primarily for fastball (Mosquito and Peewee) and women's slow pitch. It has no boundary fences but does have a shaded dugout. Public washrooms nearby.
  • Diamond #3 is used for younger divisions (T-ball and Rookie). Centrefield is not fenced. Public washrooms nearby.

Essex Soccer Fields

Fairview Avenue West

  • The Essex Soccer Fields include two senior and two junior level fields. A covered pavilion is available for public use, organized events and rentals.

Essex Public School Diamond

72 Brien Avenue East

  • Diamond #4 was reconstructed in 2012 and is intended for the primary divisions and women's softball.

Essex Skateboard Park

Fairview Avenue West

  • This skateboard park includes two quarter pipes and a double-sided ramp with railings.

Harrow

Harrow Fairgrounds & Pollard Park

243 McAffee Street

  • Diamond #1 is also called the Lighted Diamond. It is used for primary divisions up to Peewee, as well as softball.
  • Diamond #2 is also called the Grandstand Diamond. Grandstand seating for 300 is available. This diamond is used for primary divisions up to Peewee, as well as softball.
  • Diamond #3 is called the High School Diamond. It is used for primary divisions up to Peewee, as well as women's softball.
  • Diamond #4, also called Blue's Diamond, is located in Pollard Park. This diamond is fenced and offers enclosed dugouts, a warning track and specified bullpens. It is used primarily for Bantam level or higher, as well as softball.
  • Diamond #5 is the small diamond beside Blue's Diamond. It is used for Peewee and under.
  • Diamond #6 is located next to Harrow Park and Harrow Skateboard Park. This diamond is used strictly for T-ball.

Harrow Soccer Complex

2225 Roseborough Road

  • This new soccer complex offers three senior level fields, one intermediate field, and three junior level fields. Four sets of bleachers provide ample seating near the senior fields. An adjacent fieldhouse is equipped with four dressing rooms, two referee rooms, and public washrooms. A 1.2km walking/running track surrounds the fields. Ample parking available.

Harrow Skateboard Park

McAffee Street

  • This skateboard park includes two quarter pipes and a double-sided ramp with railings.

Harrow Tennis Courts

McAffee Street

  • Located near the Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, three tennis courts and a practice wall are available for community use. Evening lighting shuts off automatically at 11pm. Asphalt-based surfaces are painted green.

McGregor

Co-An Park

11071 11th Concession

  • Co-An Park offers six baseball diamonds and three soccer fields (two junior and one adult), plus two tennis courts, a picnic shelter and pavilion, washroom facilities and a canteen. Tennis courts are useable during daylight hours and open from April to October.

Sports field maintenance

Routine maintenance and grooming of sports fields begins on May 1 and continues until Labour Day weekend. Special requests for diamond grooming can be arranged at time of booking.

Grass cutting at ball diamonds is typically done twice a week and at soccer fields once a week, depending on weather and growth conditions. The cutting height is set at 3 inches and different directions are used on each cutting to maximize growth.

Field closures

The Town of Essex reserves the right to close sports fields at any time due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. User groups will be contacted and signs posted on the field as soon as possible. Watch our Facebook page and Twitter feed for changes, or call one of our field closure lines:

  • Essex 519-997-2499
  • Harrow 519-997-2829

Maintenance questions or concerns

To ask questions or report a maintenance concern, call 519-776-7336 ext. 1300.