Parks and Recreation

Award Announcement

The Township of North Kawartha is very proud to announce that the North Kawartha Community Centre was one of ten facilities selected internationally, for a 2013 Athletic Business Facility of Merit Award.  Congratulations to the Community, Architect and Township Council and Staff.  This is quite an achievement.  For more information, please visit the Athletic Business website.

Parks and Recreation

North Kawartha has 3 community centres, an arena, fitness centre, parks, playground equipment, tennis courts and 2 beach fronts. We are very active in culture and recreation programming. We run the North Kawartha youth sports, figure skating club, men's hockey, fitness programs and the swim program at Chandos Beach, Quarry Bay Beach, and Jack Lake. 

We are also responsible for many special activities that include various types of performances, celebrations, and festivities. Additionally, we work closely with other community groups to ensure the success of their events.

We have a very modest staff complement of 5 full-time, 3 part-time and 5 seasonal students to accomplish the above.


The Township of North Kawartha has two public libraries. The main branch is located in Apsley with a small branch in Woodview. Free high-speed public internet access is available at both locations.

Various Art Studios and Historic Sites are located throughout the municipality.

There is always lots to see and do in North Kawartha. Beyond this page, you will find additional information and listings on the following pages: Area Attractions, Community CalendarCommunity Events and Activities Recurring, Community Groups, Recreation ProgramsSpecial Events and in the North Kawartha Directory.

Contact Us

As contact information may not display properly on some portable devices, the following are Parks and Recreation staff contacts:

Gary Geraldi, C.R.F.P.
Director of Parks & Recreation / Waste Management
705-656-4445 ext.252
Email Director Parks & Recreation / Waste Management   

Jim Elder
Parks & Recreation Program Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
705-656-4445 ext.251
Email Parks & Recreation Program Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Outside of Regular Office Hours (Weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm)
The on-duty Parks & Recreation Staff will return calls as soon as possible.
705-656-4445 ext.253


Contact Us