Parks Trails and Green Spaces


 The Town of Penetanguishene has many picturesque parks and trails to explore including a portion of The Great Trail that spans across Canada.  The largely paved trail is perfect for biking with the family or taking a leisurely walk or run.

View our list of trails located throughout Penetanguishene, ON.

Larger parks like Rotary Champlain Wendat Park, offer a wider range of recreational facilities such as a dog park, splash pad, playground, skate park, picnic shelters, public accessible washrooms and parking.

Penetanguishene offers many different parks and playgrounds and sports field parks.

Experience the beautiful open spaces of Penetanguishene for yourself.

COVID-19 Safety Information

  •  Attendees and volunteers are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms before attending an outdoor recreational amenity and remind them to stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms, seek testing and self-isolate.
  • Attendees and volunteers are encouraged to maintain a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from those they don’t live with, when possible, and to wear a mask or a face covering outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. 
  • Attendees and volunteers encouraged to wash their hands frequently and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with minimum 60% alcohol content and to practice proper cough/sneeze etiquette. 
  • Attendees and community volunteers are reminded that it is mandatory to wear a mask or a face covering in all indoor public spaces.
  •  Limit the volume of music to be no louder than the volume of a normal conversation.

 Ecology Garden 

Registration Forms - Here

Ecology Garden Protocol - Here

Cycling Strategy

The cycling context in Ontario has rapidly changed in the past decade, as municipalities and the Province address demographic, socio-economic and environmental changes. The Province recognized these changes and implemented #CycleON, a plan to look ahead and build more sustainable, healthy and vibrant communities through increased cycling activity. Furthermore, providing protection and increased safety measures for vulnerable road users such as cyclists is of increasing importance. These challenges are not exclusive to urban environments; communities like Penetanguishene have a significant role in creating safer transportation systems and more sustainable environments. The Town’s initiative to develop a Cycling Strategy is a demonstration of its commitment for a better, more equitable future.

Penetanguishene received funding from the Province’s “Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling” (OMCC) Program in 2017. This funding was used to develop a long-term planning document to guide future planning, design, implementation and operations of cycling infrastructure, programming and policy – Penetanguishene’s first Cycling Strategy. The strategy was completed collaboratively with Town staff, local stakeholders, committee representatives, decision makers and input from local residents of Penetanguishene and North Simcoe.

The plan is meant to be action oriented, giving Town staff and its partners clear next steps to move forward with the implementation of cycling infrastructure, programs and initiatives. This strategy is meant to be a flexible and adaptable resource for staff and stakeholders and is intended to be a guide for future decision making for the planning, design and development of cycling infrastructure and supportive programs and policies.

Smoke-Free Ontario

The following highlight changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act that regulates where smoking, vaping and cannabis use is prohibited as they relate to our parks, trails, sport fields and green spaces. For a complete list of the places where smoking and vaping are banned click here 

Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 the areas that are No Smoking and No Vaping have been expanded as follows:

  • Vaping and smoking tabacco and cannabis are prohibited on playgrounds and sporting areas, and within 20 metres of those locations.
  • Vaping and smoking tobacco and cannabis are prohibited on the outdoor grounds of a community recreational facility, and within 20 metres of the grounds.
  • Vaping and smoking tobacco and cannabis are prohibited on the outdoor grounds of a school, and within 20 metres of the grounds.


Smoke Free Playgrounds

Smoke Free Sports Areas

If you would like to register a complaint about someone smoking tobacco or cannabis or vaping in a location where smoking is banned, call Health Connection and a TEO will be assigned to investigate.

Enforcement and Complaints about smoking and vaping