Parks, Trails and Green Spaces

The Town of Penetanguishene has many picturesque parks and trails to explore. The largely paved trail is perfect for biking with the family or taking a leisurely walk or run. Experience the beautiful open spaces of Penetanguishene for yourself.

Parks and Play Grounds

Waterfront Parks

Rotary Champlain Wendat Park

Location: Robert St W, Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1N1, Accessible from 26 Main Street & 8 Owen Street

Consists of 90 acres located along the waterfront of Penetang Harbour. The park offers a covered pavilion, accessible playground, swings, basketball court, skateboard park, beach volleyball, swimming, washrooms, splash pad, amphitheatre, dog park, picnic tables, ample parking and is filled with historical features.

Huronia Park

Location: 250 Fox Street, Penetanguishene

The park has approximately 5 acres of waterfront fun! Playground, swing set, designated swim area, washrooms, and picnic tables with plenty of parking for your family get together! A significant historical monument adorns this park on the capture of American warships the Tigress and the Scorpion. This site was also the location of the historic "Penetanguishene Hotel".

Bob Sullivan Memorial Park

Location: 2 Beck Boulevard, Penetanguishene along the shores of Penetang Harbour

Passers-by will often see a wedding ceremony in this quaint .34 acre park which is home to a beautiful garden, and a strategically placed gazebo - perfect for that special day!

Mr. Sullivan was the Mayor of the Town of Penetanguishene from 1989 to 1992.

Ecology Garden

Location: 144 Fox Street, Penetanguishene

Situated along Penetang Harbour beside a Wetland Habitat Area this 3.41-acre park provides community members with a community garden and rental plots for their own use. Plots are available for rent by contacting Town Hall at 705-549-7453.

Neighbourhood Parks

Memorial Park

Location: 121 Main Street, Penetanguishene

Consists of 1 ½ acres of park land in the heart of Penetanguishene. The Town's Cenotaph is the focal point of the park. Also included in the park are tennis courts, accessible pathways, benches, picnic tables and a water fountain.

Martin Valley Park

Location: 21 John Street, Penetanguishene

With approximately 3.98 acres of parkland, this park hosts a playground, swing set, basketball court and trails that provide links to local schools.

Gendron Park

Location: 107 Oxley Dr, Penetanguishene

 Consists of 2.35 acres between Oxley Drive and Sheffcote Street. This neighbourhood park includes a playground, basketball half court, swings and trail through the park.

Charles Scott Memorial Park

Location: 26 Charles Street, Penetanguishene

For one of the best-elevated views of Penetanguishene come to this park any time of the year! This .92 acre of property is home to a playground unit, sand play area, a winding pathway through the park, and picnic tables.

Therrien Park

Location: 162 Robert Street, Penetanguishene

This neighbourhood park is complete with a playground unit and loads of green space to run, fly kites or kick a ball. The park is situated at 162 Robert Street West right along the Trans Canada Trail with 5.63 acres of property.

Tom Coffin Memorial Park

Location: 67 Edward Street, Penetanguishene

Named after a local police officer, this 1.92 acre park sits next door to J.T. Payette Park with lots of play elements in the park. Swings, playground unit, the Tom Coffin Trail, and parking make this the perfect park to run and play!

CNR Park

Location: 19 Main Street, Penetanguishene

This parkette is adjacent to Rotary Champlain Wendat Park on Main Street. A statue of Kitchikewana a Huron god stands to watch over the Town. A large water fountain erected by the Friends of the Penetanguishene Youth provides the sound of tranquility in this passive park. Also located at this site is a plaque commemorating explorer John Bayfield.

Sports Field Parks

McGuire Park

Location: 49 Fox Street, Penetanguishene

Consists of 9 acres of parkland with lots of activities in the park! Visit this park to find, bocce ball, tennis courts, pickleball courts, two ball diamonds, washrooms, and the tallest play structure in Town. 

Phil Marchildon Park

Location: 47 Dufferin Street, Penetanguishene

Named after Penetanguishene’s famous major league ballplayer it consists of 3 acres of property at the north end of Dufferin Street beside St. Louis School. The main attraction at this park is the ball diamond with links to the Town’s trail system; Payette Trail.

J.T Payette Park

Location: 67 Edward next to Tom Coffin Park

Consists of 4.83 acres located on Edward Street across from Georgian Village. This park has a soccer pitch for all levels of play situated next to Tom Coffin Park and in-ground seating for spectators. 

Trails

Copeland Creek Trail

This trail is a connection off of the Trans Canada Trail and heads along Copeland Creek over provincially significant habitat areas, and along Champlain Road. The trail is 1.25 km in length and has boardwalks, bridges and crushed limestone for walking.  It provides a great connection to the Champlain Road Bike Lanes. 

Discovery Harbour Trail

This 3.0 km trail begins at the Historic Port of Penetanguishene along the waterfront heading east where lumber mills, tanneries and a grand hotel once stood. The trail is a paved asphalt trail that leads to Discovery Harbour.

Payette Trails

This natural trail has many loops in a wooded setting by the Payette water tower and covers 2 km.

Penetanguishene Trail/Trans Canada Trail

This trail begins at the border of Tiny Township in the west along the waterfront of Penetanguishene connecting with the Town of Midland at Penetanguishene's southerly boundary.

The Trail consists of limestone, asphalt and paved sidewalk sections with a total length of 4.8 km.  Two other trails also branch from the main trail including the Copeland Creek Trail and the Discovery Harbour Trail. This trail leads to points of interest along the waterfront through beautiful Rotary Champlain Wendat Park and are never far from amenities. While exploring these trails, you are also experiencing the history of this area including Samuel de Champlain, Etienne Brule and the Huron Nation.

Tom Coffin Trail

This paved trail adjoining Tom Coffin Memorial Park connects to Edward Street and Robert Street West. Tom Coffin Trail is 1.1 km in length.

Penetanguishene Trails Map, Updated 10/6/22
  1. Expect and respect other users
  2. Know and obey rules and laws
  3. Stay on the trail
  4. Do not disturb plants or animals
  5. Do not litter, please poop and scoop
  6. Keep dog on a leash
  7. Respect private property and residents
  8. Be prepared, to ensure your safety and the safety of others
  9. Stay on the right, pass on the left
  10. Slow down when approaching other travelers, and yield to the faster traveler
  11. Be courteous and communicate with other trail users

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: https://www.ontario.ca/page/where-you-cant-smoke-or-vape-ontario 

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

  • Vaping and smoking tobacco 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.

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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

Active transportation is any form of transportation that’s powered by human energy. Examples include walking, cycling or wheeling (using in-line skates, skateboard, or a scooter).

Active transportation can be part of an everyday routine. It can be used to get to work or school, go shopping or to visit friends and family. For longer distances, you can combine active transportation with public transit. Taking public transit is good for your health and the environment.  Every transit trip starts and ends with walking, cycling or wheeling which increases your level of daily physical activity. Taking transit also helps to reduce harmful air pollution from having more cars on the road.

Active transportation also gives you an opportunity to go places with friends or family and meet new people.

Splash Pad

Visit our Splash Pad in Rotary Champlain Wendat Park during the summer months. 

Public Beaches

Everything you need to know about public beaches in Penetanguishene. 

Rentals

Everything you need to know about indoor and outdoor rental spaces. 

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