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City of Cambridge Parks

 

Riverside Park (Preston)

Riverside Park is Cambridge's largest community park (102 Hectares). There are a multitude of things to do. You can take a hike along one of the community trails, take in a ball/soccer game, or play on one of its many playground structures. The park also contains a number of picnic areas which can be reserved (for a nominal fee) for your family/group. If your organization is interested in using one of Riverside's playing fields, please contact us for a "Playing Field Request Form". This form is required to be completed prior to booking your field.

 

Riverside Park has four reservable picnic sites (two with covered shelters); a number of softball diamonds with lights; two baseball diamonds, one with lights, grandstand and snack bar, as well as a number of lighted soccer fields. There are tennis courts, washrooms and a children's spray pad. This park truly does meet all the needs that you would have when visiting a community park.

 

Churchill Park

This 27 hectare park plays host to a number of events throughout the year.

Churchill Park has a small animal viewing area (deer pen, pheasant pen, waterfowl area), wheelchair accessible children's playground area, splash pad, ball diamonds, soccer fields, a reservable picnic area (without a covered shelter), and nature trails.

Also located within Churchill Park is a small campground area with 14 serviced sites. There is a washroom/shower building adjacent to the campground, as well as a site for disposal of septic waste from trailers etc. Reservations are not taken for the campground - it operates on a first come - first served basis, and there is a 3 night maximum stay. An honour box is located on the washroom building, and we ask that payment for your stay in the campground be placed in same.

 

Forbes Park

This 1.4 hectare park is located in the Hespeler section of Cambridge. It is located steps away from the Hespeler Public Library, as well as the downtown core. Forbes Park is also home to the Hespeler Tennis Club (this is a membership club which runs programs from May through to September). The Hespeler Scout House is located on the grounds of Forbes Park and any info. regarding use of this facility can be obtained through the Johnson Centre.

 

Forbes Park boasts a splash pad, playground equipment, as well as open green space which allows all its patrons to enjoy a fun filled day outside. This park is located centrally and is easily accessible by foot, as well as vehicle (there is a parking lot located off Forbes Street).

 

Mill Race Park

Mill Race Park is located on the corner of Parkhill Road/Water St. N., and is the site of various concerts and music festivals (including the Mill Race Folk Festival) within the stone amphitheatre, built within the ruins of the old Dickson Textile Mill. It features an excavated "raceway" or canal which once powered the mill.

 

There is a concession booth which operates seasonally, along with a washroom and an area with picnic tables.

Mill Race Park is the site of the official Canadian Heritage River Designation Plaque and a favourite location for wedding photographs, as well as wedding ceremonies.

 

Mill Race Park is the only park within the city that is reserved for wedding purposes. All other parks are available on a first come, first served basis. Ceremonies are allotted a 90 minute time frame, and photographs are allotted a 45 minute time frame. The reserved time slot is for the amphitheatre, and top section of Mill Race Park only. Please note that as with any reservation process, the date/time which you require may not be available.

 

Soper Park

This park is located within the Galt section of Cambridge, and is comprised of approximately 16.5 hectares. Soper Park offers any number of things for you to do if you feel like enjoying the outdoors.

 

Perhaps you feel like taking a stroll along the Mill Creek Trail (which travels from Soper Park into the downtown core), having a picnic under the picnic shelter that is available for rentals, or taking a swim in the outdoor pool that operates during the summer months.

Soper Park is unique in that is located on both sides of Dundas St. The portion of park that is located adjacent to the Galt Arena Gardens contains two ball diamonds, open green space, as well as a floral display that has become a popular location for wedding pictures. By taking the pedestrian tunnel that travels under Dundas St. you can access the other side of Soper Park which is home to the Cambridge Tennis Club, as well as the Galt Lawn Bowling Club. This side of the park also contains the covered picnic area, splash pad, play equipment, and the outdoor pool.

 

Other City Parks:

 

Galt


Absaloms Walk
Angewood Park
Barradells Loft
Byton Lane
Centennial Park
Dalton Court
Decaro Park
Delta Park
Dickson Park
Domm Park
Duncan Ferguson Homestead
Fairlake Parkette
Founders Point
Fraser Woodlot
Gail St. Park
Gordon Chaplin Park
Gore Fountain/Queen's Square
Greenway Park
Grills Park
Hancock Park
Heise Park
Hill 60 Park
Lincoln Park
Lions Can Amera
Lyn Cross Walkway
Moffatt Creek Park
Moffatt Woodlot
Morva Rouse Park
Northview Heights Lookout
Parkhill Road Lookout
Paul Peters Park
Perbeck Parkette
Riverbluffs Park
Santa Maria Park
Southgate Drive Parkland
St. Andrew's Park
Stirling MacGregor Park
Thompson Park
Twin Cedars Park
Vardon Park
Victoria Park (Galt)
Waterworks Park
Westview Woodlot
Willard Park

Hespeler


"Red" Wildfong Parkette
Bechtel Park
Crescent Park
Ellacott Lookout
Forbes Ext.
Hespeler Mill Pond
Hespeler Optimist Park
Hespeler View Parkette
Hillcrest Park
Jacobs Landing
Sault Parkette
Scheidel Woodlot
Silverheights Park
Victoria Park (Hespeler)
W.S.McVittie Park
Weaver Park
Wilford Parkette
Woodland Park

Preston


Arlington Park
Brent Park
Central Park
Civic Park
Cyrus St. Park
Dyck Park
Gore Park
Grand Valley Drive (median)
Hillview Park
John Erb Park
Lawrence St. Park
Linear Park
Moyers Blair Landing
Otto Klotz Park
Philip Crescent Parkland
Preston Heights Woodlot
Ravine Park
Riverside Park (Preston)
Russ Street
Settlers Fork
Studiman Park
Sturdy Park
 

 

For information on all City Parks please visit www.cambridge.ca

 

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