Parks, Trails & Gardens - Visit Oakville

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.

COVID-19 Update:

The following amenities will be reopening under new provincial COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Splash pads
  • Oakville Public Library Contactless Holds Pickups and Returns
  • Park greenspaces and trails
  • Community gardens
  • Town-owned cemeteries
  • Town-owned leash-free dog parks and their parking lots
  • Parking lots open: Tannery and Waterworks Park, Gairloch Gardens, Coronation Park and South Shell Park, Bronte Beach, Bluffer’s Park, Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, community centers for permitted activities.
  • Public washrooms open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily: 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.
  • 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
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Tennis, bocce ball and pickleball courts with the exception of Trafalgar Park, William Rose Park and Fowley Park
  • Skateboard parks
  • Basketball courts

Continue to adhere to the provincial policies of social distancing when exploring Oakville outdoors. 


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



Coronation Park
1426 Lakeshore Road West
Picnic areas, playground, volleyball courts, splash pads
Click here for information on picnic rentals.



Erchless Estate
8 Navy Street
Museum, playground, gardens



Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East



Oakville Greenhouse and Conservatory 
1100 Cornwall Road



Shell Park
3376 Lakeshore Road West
Soccer, playground, dog park, skateboard park



Leash-Free Dog Parks:

Shell Park

  • 3307 Lakeshore Rd West

Palermo Park

  • 2345 Dundas Street West

North Park

  • 3250 Neyagawa Blvd

Memorial Park

  • 120 Oak Park Boulevard

Glenashton Park

  • 1051 Glenashton Drive

Kingsford Gardens

  • 2667 Kingsway Dr

Post Park

  • 512 Macdonald Rd


For a full list, please visit or

Visit for information on park rentals and permits.