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Community Services


Recreation and Culture

Essex Recreation Complex
242 Talbot Street North
Essex, Ontario N8M 2E1
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T. 519-776-8992
F. 519-776-9528
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The Community Services Department provides a wide range of recreational programs and services to meet a variety of needs and promote healthy and active living for people of all ages and abilities.

Community Services is responsible for the delivery of services in the following areas:

Community and recreation programs

  • Programming of recreation, fitness and leisure activities
  • Programming of aquatics and lifesaving programs
  • Planning to meet the recreation needs of the community
  • Publishing of the Recreation and Municipal Information Guide

Facility services

  • Bookings of ball diamonds, soccer fields, ice pads, gymnasiums, community and meeting rooms, parks, pavilions and pools.
  • Facility maintenance of municipal buildings and properties
  • Managing business services for sports facilities
  • Facility rentals
  • Cemetery maintenance
  • Harbour and beach management

Parks and open spaces

  • Maintenance and care of existing parks, trails and open spaces
  • Development of new parks

Events and festivals

  • Working with community groups and organizations
  • Planning and staging of community events