Spread out over 235 rolling acres, picturesque Simsbury Farms is the hub of recreational activity in Simsbury. Opened for use in 1971, the facility offers a wide range of both active and passive recreation. The 'Farms' was built on the former Orkil Farms apple orchard, and indeed offers something for everyone.
Designed by renowned architect Geoff Cornish, the golf course is one of the most popular and scenic in the area. The course is equipped with a practice range and green, locker rooms and restaurant. Season memberships are available to residents and starting times may be reserved by calling the Pro Shop two days in advance.
The outdoor aquatic area at Simsbury Farms consists of four separate pool areas; a 25 yard, eight lane pool, a 25 by 50 foot training area, a specially designed wading pool, and a separate diving pool. The Department administers a full schedule of Red Cross lessons, as well as the Simsbury Sprinter swim team. Season passes are available for both family and individuals, and the facility is available for rental.
The covered outdoor skating rink, rebuilt in 1999, is equipped with artificial ice making machinery and operates for 20 weeks during the winter. In addition to a complete learn-to-skate instructional program, the rink is home to the Simsbury Youth Hockey Association and figure skating club. The rink is lighted for evening use and is available for rental. Both season passes and daily fees are available for residents for public skating.
If sports are your thing, two paddle tennis and four outdoor tennis courts are available for daytime or evening play. The Department offers a full range of lessons and leagues for all ages. The courts are also available for reservations.
The David Emott Memorial Family Fitness Trail consists of 20 exercise stations on a 2 1/2 mile circuit around the perimeter of the Complex. Each station has posted guidelines for beginners as well as advanced exercisers, to help each individual develop their own program.
Ample space is available for picnicking with stoves and tables provided, as well as a playscape area.
The former Apple Barn sales area has been renovated as an indoor meeting and program area. The facility is equipped with kitchen facilities and is available for use by local non-profit and civic organizations. The facility is available for use by reservation.
The Simsbury Farm House
Play Scape at Simsbury farms
Golfing at Simsbury Farms