Brockville is densely populated with public parks, recreational areas, and playgrounds. A large majority of the waterfront is public parkland, making the waterfront very accessible to the public to picnic, swim, play and to watch the boats go by in the river. Waterfront Parks include Centeen Park, Armagh S. Price Park and Blockhouse Island Parkway, Hardy Park, and St. Lawrence Park.
Many other parks in Brockville have play structures, volleyball courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball and more. The parks listed below are some of our most popular family-friendly parks with lots of activities to choose from.
A scenic and relaxing place to camp, picnic, spend time at the beach or just enjoy the colourful watercraft on the river. Lifeguards are on duty daily at the sandy beach, weather permitting, in the summer period. Washrooms, change room and a canteen are in operation from June through to Labour Day.
- play structures
- sandy beach
- free parking
- picnic tables
- kayak/canoe boat launch
Hardy Park has volleyball courts in the summer, washrooms and a recently upgraded, fully accessible children’s playground. The park overlooks the St. Lawrence River on Water Street at Home Street and connects with The Brock Trail system.
With its proximity to the waterfront, and the downtown core, the park is ideally situated for youth and families, and it connects with the Brock Trail system.
- Over 400 square meter splash pad with over 15 features for toddlers and bigger kids
- Synthetic ice for skating on the splash pad in off-season
- Skate Park
- Portable Artificial Ice surface for the Rotary Pad that allows for better quality ice for a controlled season
- Fully Accessible Playground area fitted with shock/fall absorbent rubber for better safety and mobility
- Fully Accessible Washrooms for users of the park
- Pump Track (first paved pump track in Canada, and the largest pump track in Canada)
- Basketball Court
A beautiful, accessible park that juts into the St. Lawrence River. With a boardwalk that runs around the perimeter of the peninsula (part of the Brock Trail system), this is a great place to stretch your legs and watch the ships go by. Throughout the park you will find plaques that feature information and facts on Brockville’s history and sites of interest. A children’s play structure can be found at the park’s western end. Read more about Blockhouse Island
An open, grassy park located on to the St. Lawrence River at the East end of Water Street in downtown Brockville. Connected to the Brock Trail system, this is a popular park for swimming and picnicking and is also a favourite entry point for scuba divers. An underwater sculpture park is featured offshore of the park.
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Area’s smallest and one of their busiest Conservation Areas. At just 11 hectares in size, it has a great swimming area and one short hiking trail. It was used as a gravel pit for many years and has been successfully changed into a community recreation area. The spring-fed small lake provides an excellent swimming spot. There is a sandy beach to relax on as well.Picnic tables are available for use for family picnics, and change rooms provide a convenient place to change for a day of swimming.
Park facility with beach, playground & picnic area. It continues to be a popular stopping point for travellers to enjoy some outdoor recreation and magnificent scenery en route between Toronto and Montreal.
Found West of Brockville along the 1000 Islands Parkway, Brown’s Bay is a day-use area operated by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission which features the largest sandy beach and park in the area. With beaches, large grassy areas and picnic tables, swing sets and play structures, this is a great park to spend the day at. Large washrooms and changing rooms, canteen available, and boat launching on site. Day use fees apply.