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Recreation Programs and Facilities

On this page you'll find a listing of our current Recreation Programs,

Recreation Facilities, Parks and Adult Social Clubs

Registration Form for Recreation Programs

To register for a Township-sponsored program, fill in the registration form and mail it with a payment cheque or bring it to the Municipal Offices in Chantry - 1439 County Rd 8 (cash, cheque or debit). Cheques payable to Township of Rideau Lakes.

Payment and completed registration forms must be received by the deadline indicated for each program.

All programs run on a first-come, first-served basis. No post-dated cheques will be accepted.

                                                Registration Form


Spring & Summer 2016

Community & Leisure Services Brochure

Healthy Community 2015

The Township of Rideau Lakes has been named a Healthy Community for 2015 by the Healthy Communities Partnership: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

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Click here to download the final report

Current Recreation Programs/Courses/Events

Portland On The Rideau Newsletter

Click on the links below to download a copy of the newsletter.

Coming Events

A listing of events taking place in the township can be found on the Coming Events Page

General Interest Programs

A listing of activities such as Tai Chi, Senior Fitness, Recreation Hockey, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Karate, Skating, Bridge, etc. For details see the Adult, Youth and Family Programs Page

Organization Contacts

A list of telephone contact information for groups, clubs and organizations in the Township of Rideau Lakes. For details see the Organization Contacts Page

Volunteers on Committees of Council

There are many volunteers who are appointed as members of Committees of Council. You may recognize some of the names on the list of volunteers.

Town Crier

The Town Crier, David Boyd, is available to attend Township sponsored events and by private arrangement to participate in commercial and charitable functions.
For details see the Town Crier Page

Outdoor Activities

There are many ways to get out, get some excercise and explore our township. The following are a few ideas:

Cycling: we've got several detailed cycling tours - see the Cycling Tours Page

Paddling: our many lakes provide a great paddling (canoe/kayak), see the Paddling Page

Hiking: there are several trails that run through the township, see the Trails Page.

Walking: combine walking with heritage and enjoy some of our Heritage Walking Tours.

Are You New In Town?

The Township of Rideau Lakes Municipal Office (1439 County Road 8 in the hamlet of Chantry) has a “Welcome Package” available at the reception area.

Filled with information on local attractions, businesses, events and more, it is available for the asking. Can’t find the information you are looking for? Call Sue for assistance at 1-800-928-2250 or 613-928-2251 or email

Child Tax Credit Program

Parents may claim tax credits for their children through both the Federal and Provincial Governments' Child Tax Credit Programs for their children’s active participation in the Rideau Lakes Day Camp, Swim Lessons or other programs. To request a receipt, please contact Sue Dunfield at 1-800-928-2250 or 613-928-2251 or email

The Department of Community and Leisure Services is truly blessed to have so many dedicated and caring individuals who give of their time freely and with such enthusiasm. Thanks to these people our community is the best place to call home. See our Thanks to Volunteers Page

All Season Sights in the Township of Rideau Lakes

Click on the photos below to see some snapshots of the Township during various seasons
(high speed connection or patience recommended)
Summer Fall Winter
Summer Spring/Fall Winter

Recreation Facilities

A listing of various recreation facilities is shown in the table below. Additional information regarding Township parks can be found at the end of this page.
Softball Diamonds
Shillington Park
Newboro Memorial Park
Kin Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park

Soccer Fields
Kin Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park
Newboro Memorial Park

Tennis Courts
Shillington Park (2 courts)

Kin Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park
Newboro Memorial Park
Portland Community Hall
Sand Lake Park
Shillington Park
Van Clief Park

Shuffle Board
Shillington Park (2 courts)
Lower Beverley Lake Park (1 court)

Shillington Park (1 pavilion)
Lower Beverley Lake Park (2 pavilions)

Basketball Courts
Shillington Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park
Kin Park
Newboro Memorial Park
Shillington Park
Newboro Memorial Park
Sand Lake Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park

Shillington Park
Newboro Memorial Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park
Kin Park

Waterfront Beaches
Portland Beach
Sand Lake Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park

Lower Beverley Lake Park

Shillington Park

Forest Areas
Shillington Park
Newboro Memorial Park
Sand Lake Park
Lower Beverley Lake Park

Boat Launching & Docking
Lower Beverley Lake Park
Newboro Harbour (see fees)
Portland Harbour (see fees)

see Aerodrome Page

Park Information

To book any of these parks for family or other sporting events, contact Sue Dunfield at 1-800-928-2250 or 928-2251 ext 238

D.A.R.S. Park - Delta
Location: Recreational Drive in Delta
Features: Lighted outdoor ice rink (active ball hockey league in the summer!), canteen, lighted regulation horse shoe pits and open space.

Elgin Outdoor Rink
Location: On Halladay Street beside the old Red Brick School House and near South Crosby Public School (location of a variety of activities for children, music & BBQ during Elgin Days)
Features: Lighted outdoor ice rink and skaters' change house.

Hanna Memorial Park
Location: Water Street in Portland.
Features:This passive park offers visitors and local residents a beautiful place to relax and watch the action on the Big Rideau Lake. Sunsets will be awesome and the peace and tranquility second to none! Just down the road the public has access to a beach for public swimming.

Kin Park
Location: In the Ward of Bastard & South Burgess on Harlem Road at Portland.
Features:Home to North Leeds Soccer, there is both a lighted regulation sized soccer pitch and a mini soccer field as well as a lighted softball diamond, canteen, picnic area, playground, basketball court, pop-can recycling bin and a toboggan hill for winter fun.

Lower Beverley Park (waterfront Park)
Location: In the Ward of Bastard & South Burgess in the village of Delta.
Features: Municipally owned and operated tent and trailer park with some seasonal cabins available to rent. For more info see: or call 613-928-2881.

Lorne Park - Newboro
Location: In the Village of Newboro on George St. at John St.
Features: lighted softball diamond, canteen, basketball court, playground, soccer pitch, trails, forest area and picnic areas. Home of the Newboro Men's Fastball Team.

Shillington Park - North Crosby
Location: - In the Ward of North Crosby on Concession Road 8 just off County Road 10.
Features: lighted softball diamond, sport pad (that is also an outdoor ice rink in the winter) community hall with canteen, 2 shuffle boards, 2 lighted tennis courts, playground, trails with geocaching facilities, gardens, forest area, picnic tables, outdoor washroom facilities and pavilion.

Portland Community Park - Portland
Location: Beside the Portland Community Hall
Features: An older playground, picnic table, near to public beach access and seasonal outdoor washroom facilities on the side of the Community Hall.

Sand Lake Park - Elgin (waterfront park)
Location: In the Ward of South Crosby at 345 Delong Road.
Features: beach, change rooms, washrooms, playground, trails, forest area, picnic areas, all weather shelter, site of the IPM Log Cabin and is home to the Rideau Lakes Day Camp in July & August.

Van Clief Park - Lombardy
Location: Blacksmith Road in the Hamlet of Lombardy, South Elmsley Ward.
Features: passive park with playground and picnic tables, basketball hoop and very scenic viewing along Otter Creek.

Adult Social Clubs

An opportunity to meet your neighbors, form some strong friendships, have a communication network amongst your peers, play some cards, enjoy exercise, travel, listen to guest speakers, be entertained, eat, hold fun fund- raising ventures, and above all, enjoy your leisure hours to their fullest. New members are always welcome.

(Lombardy and area) 613-283-4035
Meet 3rd Tuesday at the South Elmsley Municipal Complex
(Elgin and area) 613-272-2533
Meet 2nd Wednesday at the Elgin Municipal Complex
(Newboro, North Crosby and area) 613-272-3286
Meet 1st Wednesday at the North Crosby Community Centre
PORTLAND CLUB Shirley Bryden
(Portland and area) 613-272-3614
Meet 1st Wednesday at the Portland Community Hall
(Chaffey’s Lock and area) 613-359-6175
Meet 3rd Thursday at the Chaffey’s Locks Community Hall
(Delta and area) 613-928-2712
Meet 4th Wednesday at the Delta United Church

New to the area? Contact Sue at the Township Offices for a copy of the latest Calendar of Events planned for seniors in the Township of Rideau Lakes and area. 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 or

Community Halls

For a listing of Community Halls, please see the Township Facilities Page.

Other Facilities and Clubs

For a listing of Service Clubs and Churches, please see the Other Facilities and Clubs Page.

For more information about recreation facilities contact: Susan Dunfield at 1-800-928-2250 Extension 238. Email:

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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
For general inquiries, administration, planning, public works, parks & rec, and fire department:
Tel: 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 - Fax: 613-928-3097
For the tax office:
Tel: 613-928-2896 or 1-866-677-4577

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