Lanark County is home to Ontario’s newest rugby park. This 20-acre property houses four rugby pitches – one of international quality – and a fully-equipped clubhouse. The home of the Highlanders lies between Perth and Franktown, just West of the village of Gillies Corners on County Rte 10.
Oakfield Park’s impressive clubhouse, which features a 170-seat capacity great hall, two fully equipped change rooms with showers, and a state-of-the-art caterer’s kitchen, was constructed by Dan Drummond, president of the Lanark Highlanders RFC and owner of Better Homes and Renovations in Smiths Falls.
The land was prepared using local talent under the watchful eye of Sean “Badger” Kennedy. Irrigation is provided through a closed system, drawing water from the natural aquafer beneath the property, and delivering it to the fields directly above. The four pitches were crowned and seeded in 2020 and rested for a full year, promising lush fields in 2022!
Jakabol Strongfit – Full Gym Facility
Partnering with Tony Vanderburgh, Oakfield Rugby Park boasts a full gym facility covering 2000 sq feet and featuring brand new cardio and strength equipment suitable for full-body training all year round.
Built mostly with private funds, some corporate sponsorship, and the hard work and skilled labour of many individual highlanders, the Rugby Park signals the club’s intention that Lanark county become an important centre in the development of our sport regionally and nationally.