Parks, Trails & Gardens
With over 1,400 hectares of parkland, 150km of trails and more than 200 parks, dog parks, playgrounds, skateboard parks, sports fields and tennis courts, there is much to do in Oakville’s great outdoors.
The following amenities will be reopening under new provincial COVID-19 safety protocols:
- Fitness centres for workout sessions by appointment only
- All community centres and Sixteen Mile Sports Complex for limited pre-booked activities and modified use
- Outdoor seniors programming at Sir John Colborne Seniors Centre
- Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge and Trafalgar Park fitness centres, for pre-registered visits only
- Playgrounds, play structures (e.g. swings, slides, climbers) and outdoor exercise equipment marked open. Public health officials recommend you bring hand sanitizer with you when visiting the playground.
- Brookdale, Bronte, Lions, Wedgewood and Falgarwood outdoor pools, Iroquois Ridge, QEPCCC indoor pools
- ServiceOakville counter for some in-person payments, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash payments for property taxes are not accepted at the ServiceOakville counter, and cashless transactions are encouraged for all payments whenever possible
- Oakville Transit public services available at ServiceOakville counter
- Oakville Public Library moved into Stage 3 and reopened its doors at Central, Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge, Sixteen Mile and Woodside branches. Clearview and White Oaks branches remain closed, but will still offer Library Takeout for contactless holds, pickups and returns
- Park greenspaces and trails
- Community gardens
- Town-owned cemeteries
- Town-owned leash-free dog parks and their parking lots
- All parking lots are open with the exception of Pinery Park, Aspen Forest Park and the south sports field parking lot at Westoak Trails Park which remain closed at this time.
- Certain areas surrounding lakefront parks are subject to increased fines. If park parking lots are full, please consider coming back another time.
- Public washrooms open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily: Forster Park, Trafalgar Park, Westoak Trails Park, William Rose Park, Pine Glen Park Fisherman’s Warf, Bronte Outer Harbour, Tannery Park, Wallace Park, Lakeside Park, Lawson Park, Coronation Park, Burloak Canoe Club, George Savage Park, Memorial Park, Isaac Park, Fowley Park, South Shell Park.
- Towne Square washroom is open year round from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Public washrooms open when sports field is booked: Shell Park, Bronte Athletic Field, Trafalgar Park/Lion’s Pool, Cornwall Sports Park, Oakville Park, Glenashton Park (outside washrooms)
- Harbours and boat storage facilities
- Bronte and Shipyard public boat launch ramp, Busby canoe and kayak launch ramp
- Publicly accessible multi-use sport-fields (areas not locked and enclosed with fencing) are open to individuals and for casual play
- Sports fields for organized sport training activities by permit with Return to Play guidelines from their governing bodies, compliance with provincial regulations and the town Covid-19 Playbook
- Picnic tables and benches
- Tennis, bocce ball and pickleball courts
- Skateboard parks
- Basketball courts
Continue to adhere to the provincial policies of social distancing when exploring Oakville.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park – Bronte Creek Provincial Park will re-open on May 15, 2020 for limited day-use access. Recreational activities will be limited to walking, hiking, biking and birdwatching. Day visitors will be able to access the park for free until the end of the month.
1219 Burloak Drive
Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a perfect destination for family-fun. Hike, bike or rollerblade the extensive trails, experience history at the Spruce Lane Farm House, cool down in the huge outdoor pool, play in the play barn or picnic with friends. Bronte Creek has 144 electric hookup campsites and can accommodate trailers and RVs. Treed, shaded and open sites are available depending on the campers preferences. Yurts (semi-permanent, canvas-covered structures) are also available. Reservations: 1-888-668-7275 or click here.
Outdoor swimming pool: Open June 29, 2019 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (weather permitting)
Bronte Heritage Park
2340 Ontario Street
1426 Lakeshore Road West
Picnic areas, playground, volleyball courts, splash pads
Click here for information on picnic rentals.
8 Navy Street
Museum, playground, gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East
Oakville Greenhouse and Conservatory
1100 Cornwall Road
3376 Lakeshore Road West
Soccer, playground, dog park, skateboard park
Lions Valley Park
1227 Lions Valley Rd
Picnic shelters, playground, walking trails
173 Kerr St
5 Kerr St
2 Navy St
Leash-Free Dog Parks:
For a full list, please visit www.oakville.ca or www.oakville.ca/culturerec/park-listing
Visit www.oakville.ca/culturerec/facility-rentals for information on park rentals and permits.