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Midland parks.png​PLEASE NOTE:  The Town of Midland will not be running its Bench Dedications program in 2016.  We apologize for any disappointment this may cause. 

The Town of Midland Parks System encompasses over 321.33 acres of parkland throughout 28 community parks. The Parks System offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of leisure and sporting activities in a safe and well maintained environment throughout the community.  In addition, there are 18.038 km of trails throughout the Town with many more planned for the immediate future.

​​A walk through Midland's Municipal Parks reveals many peaceful surroundings and scenic vistas complete with paved and natural trails, urban forests, naturalized areas, formal landscapes, sports field​s, picnic areas, covered picnic shelters, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, skateboard park, soccer fields, scenic lookouts, disc golf, playground equipment as well as washroom facilities. Many of our parks and facilities are also wheelchair accessible.

 Our Parks

  • Centennial Square Centennial Square
  • Little Lake Park Little Lake Park
 

 Parks List

Bayview Park​

87 Sixth Street

Neighbourhood park with play equipment and basketball court.  

Interesting Fact:  Former site of Bayview Public School, designated 1960.

Bob Merkley Park

139 Southwind Crescent

Features playground equipment and benches. 

Interesting Fact:  The park was developed and installed by the developer of the subdivision, Pratt Homes.  Named in honour of Robert (Bob) Merkley long time parks and arena employee and also actively involved in several service clubs and user groups.  Dedicated in 2011.

Carpenter Park

​850 Dominion Avenue

Features a lighted walking trail, which connects Dominion Avenue​ and Bay Street, seating area, wooded/naturalized area, horticultural displays.  

Interesting Fact:  Named in honour of Sheila Carpenter, former Chairperson and Member of the Board of Parks Management.  Acquired in 1995.​

Cenotaph

454 King Street

​Features a monument to commemorate Canada's War Veterans, horticultural displays and seating area.  Site of annual Remembrance Day Ceremonies and the Candlelight Tribute Ceremonies.  Officially dedicated 1927.​

​David Onley Park

​475 Bayshore Drive

Features a large section of the Trans Canada Trail System, water feature, peace garden, millennium time capsule garden, display  garden, carpet bed, monument for workers who died on the job, scenic lookout.  

Interesting Fact:  On June 12, 2013, the Town of Midland officially dedicated this park to honour and recognize the achievements of the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  The community recognized His Honour as a native of Midland and dedicated this park in tribute to his efforts as a champion of disability issues on many fronts and for many years.  Dedicated in 2013.​

Edgehill Park

​287 Bayshore Drive (Formerly "Huronia Park")

Passive park with a scenic lookout, naturalized areas, play equipment, horticultural display and Edythe Clarke Memorial Garden.  

Interesting Fact:  A portion of the park sits on the former grounds of the mansion owned by James Playfair, one of Midland's most prominent businessmen and entrepreneurs.  Adjacent to the park equipment is a fence known as the "Playfair fence", which was constructed of steel that came from a mill in Scotland.  In 1996, portions of the fence were relocated to the Huronia Museum to preserve a piece of this heritage.  Designated as Midland's "Peace Park" as part of Canada's 125th Birthday in 1992.  Designated 1974.

Ernest T. Bates Memorial Park

​374 Irwin Street

A green space between Elcan Optical Technologies and a residential area.  This parkland offers a pedestrian link for neighbours.  

Interesting Fact:  Named in honour of Ernest T. Bates, former Midland Police Chief.  Designated 2010.​

​Frazer Parkette

​378 King Street

Small passive park with horticultural displays. 

Interesting Fact:  Named in honour of the Frazer family who donated land as a part of Little Lake Park.  The park was once much larger and occupied a Shell Service Station owned by former Mayor of Midland, "Shorty" Boyd.  Acquired in 1970's.

​Gawley Park

​820 Gawley Drive

Features a beach area, playground equipment, portable toilet on site, nature trails, natural woodlot, scenic lookout, horticultural displays. 

Interesting Fact: Formerly in the Township of Tay.  Acquired in 1990's.​

​Georgian View Park

​154 Yonge Street

Donated by the Kuchar Family in 2011, this wooded area serves as a valuable link in our trail system.  Designated in 2011.​

Glenbrook Gardens

​356 Glenbrook Drive

Park with nature trails and a natural woodlot leading to the waterfront. 

Interesting Fact: Formerly in the Township of Tay.  Acquired in the 1990's.​

Harbourside Park

​171 King Street

Features a large section of the Trans Canada Trail System, water feature, peace garden, millennium time capsule garden, display garden, carpet bed, monument for workers who died on the job, scenic lookout. 

Interesting Fact:  Former site of CN station and rail line.  Developed in 1999/2000.

Little Lake Park

​606 Little Lake Park Road

Picturesque park with both natural and active settings.  Home of the YMCA, Georgian Bay Rowing Club, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Huronia Museum and Huron Ouendat Indian Village, Huron Ouendat Ossuary, Midland Curling Club, Midland Lawn Bowling Club, Skateboard Park, Civitan Ball Diamond, Beach Volleyball Courts, Tennis Courts, Dog Park, Basketball Court, Disc Golf, play equipment, boating (10hp and under only), prescribed burn and naturalized areas, community garden, horticultural displays, nature trails, picnic shelters, three separate washroom facilities, snack bar.  

Interesting Fact:  First official parkland of Midland, former site of a seasonal campground.  Developed in the 1920's.​

​Mac McAllen Park

​135 Woodland Drive

Features play equipment, ball diamond, basketball court, horticultural displays, seating area and a recently completed natural playground area.

Interesting Fact:  Formerly Woodland Park, renamed in 1992 in memory of Harold "Mac" McAllen, long time Parks and Arena Manager.  Designated in early 1970's.​

​McCullough Park

​821 Gawley Drive

​Nature trails, scenic lookout area, picnic area.  

Interesting Fact:  Named in memory of former Mayor of Midland, Tom McCullough.  Dedicated 1972.​

Neezhoday Park

​286 King Street

​Features a seating area, trail access to Easy Street and horticultural displays.  This downtown green space now joins into the outdoor area of the newly expanded Midland Public Library.  Renamed 2014. ​

​Pete Pettersen Park

​159 Marina Park Avenue

Features public boat launch, beach/swim area, washroom facilities, lighted ball diamond, playground equipment, Trans Canada Trail System, horticultural displays.  

Interesting Fact:  Named in memory of Pete Pettersen who developed a Ski Jump Hill in Midland in the 1950's and 1960's.  Dedicated in 1975.​

Quota Park

​746 Birchwood Drive

Features playground equipment, trail access, seating area, and horticultural displays. 

Interesting Fact:  Named in recognition of a donation received from the Quota Club of Huronia.  Acquired in the late 1990's.​

​Regent Park

​421 College Street

This parkette was donated by Elcan Optical Technologies in 2010 and features a play unit and seating areas.

Interesting Fact:  Former site of Regent Public School.  Dedicated in 2011.​

Sunrise Park

​347 Estate Court

Undeveloped park with nature trails leading to the waterfront.  

Interesting Fact: Formerly in the Township of Tay.  Acquired in the 1990's.​

​Tiffin Park

​539 William Street

Features the "Gord Dyment" lighted hardball diamond, tennis courts, washroom facilities, play equipment, scenic nature trails, natural woodlot.

Interesting Fact:  Formerly the Town's waste disposal site, major upgrades to the baseball and tennis facilities were made in 1995.  The ball diamond honours Gord Dyment former professional baseball pitcher and star hurler for the Midland Indians Team, six time OBA winners in the 1950's and 1960's.  Designated early 1970's.

​Town Dock

​165 King Street

Features seasonal public boat dockage, seating areas, picnic areas, horticultural displays, Harbour Master's Office, seafood restaurant, washroom and shower facilities and scenic trails, and a view of the largest historical mural in North America.

​Trillium Woods Park

​345 Christine Drive

Features playground equipment, wooded area, access to school outdoor facilities.  Acquired in the early 1990's.

Midland Bay Landing Park

​225 Bayshore Drive

Features a scenic lookout, great fishing spot, seating areas.

Interesting Fact:  Former site of the Midland Coal Dock.  Land is generously loaned to the parks system by Unimin Ltd.  Leased since 2002.​

​Vas Kuchar Memorial Parkette

​403 Aberdeen Boulevard

Features trail access, gazebo and seating areas, scenic lookout, horticultural displays.

Interesting Fact:  Formerly known as Tiffin By the Bay Parkette, Named in honour of Mr. Vas Kuchar, developer of both the Bowling Green Condominiums on King Street and the Tiffin By the Bay project on Aberdeen Boulevard.  Acquired in 2000.

Veterans Waterfront Park

​281 Aberdeen Boulevard

Features a scenic waterfront trail, naturalized waterfront, natural woodlot, horticultural displays, a wheelchair accessible seating area and the site of Scouts Arboretum.

Interesting Fact:  Dedicated to Canadian War Veterans in 2005.  Acquired in 2000.​

For a map of park locations,  please click on the following link Midland Parks Map.

 
Our landscaped areas within our parks are designed to accommodate the natural surroundings, as well as encourage wildlife inhabitants into our urban parkland environments.  The Town of Midland takes pride in our unique naturalization program that is taking place along the Rotary Trail and within Little Lake Park, Tom McCullough Park, Gawley Park, Huronia Park, Sunrise Park, Glenbrook Gardens and Tiffin Park.  The Parks Division has adopted site rehabilitation and naturalization efforts as part of our initiative to rejuvenate and preserve the park landscapes as they once were.  The Town of Midland strongly believes in protecting and preserving sensitive areas within our parks by avoiding human encroachment in these areas.​​

 Fun at the Parks

Off Leash Dog Parks

There are two off leash dog parks located in part of Little Lake Park and Tiffin Park in the Town of Midland.  Dog Owners must pre-register at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Customer Service Office (no fees apply.)  OPEN to all dogs with a current valid dog tag.  Dog parks are only open from May 1st to October 31st.

Note:  Dogs are required to be kept on leashes in all other park areas in accordance with the Town By-law.  Dog owners are also required to be responsible for cleaning up after their dogs and disposing of this in a proper manner.

Rules

All Dog Owners must pre-register at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Customer Service Office prior to using this off leash dog park.  Midland residents can be automatically registered when purchasing their dog license annually at the Midland Municipal Offices, 575 Dominion Avenue.  The Customer Service Office at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily (with a few statutory holiday exceptions.)
  1. Enter and use at own risk.  The Town of Midland assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons, property or animal, arising from or in connection with the use of the leash-free park.
  2. Dogs must be wearing up-to-date license tags.
  3. Female dogs in heat, sick dogs and dogs less then 4 months old are not allowed in the park.
  4. Agressive dogs are to be kept out of the park.  Any dog who becomes aggressive while in the park must be leashed and removed from the park immediately. 
  5. No dog may be in the park without an adult human attending at the same time.  All dogs remain the responsibility of the owner or guardian at all times.
  6. Dogs outside of the park boundaries must be leashed.  When in the leash-free park, carry a leash with you at all times.
  7. Dogs are not allowed to chase people or wildlife, and may not dig up fencing, bushes or trees.  Dogs that dig holes must have their owners fill them in immediately.
  8. Pinch (prong) and spike collars are not allowed in the leash free area.
  9. Infants and toddlers are prohibited from entering the leash-free area.  Children between the ages of 6-16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  Do not allow your children to run and scream, or approach a dog without permission from the dog's owner/guardian.
  10. Glass containers are not permitted in the park.
  11. Smoking is not allowed, at any time, on the property.
  12. For emergencies or situations requiring police, fire or medical assistance, please call 911.
  13. Dog feces must be cleaned up by the dog owner.  Disposal bags are provided.
  14. Food and drinks are prohibited.
  15. All dog owners who fail to comply with the rules will be expelled from the park.

PLEASE RESPECT OUR PARKS.
IF YOU WITNESS ANY DAMAGE OR PERSONS
NOT ADHERING TO THE RULES, PLEASE
CONTACT THE OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT AT (705) 526-4275  x2217.

Pursuant to the Dog Owners Liability Act, R.S.O., 1980 as amended, all Pit Bull Dogs must be muzzled and leashed at all times.  Leash free zones are NOT exempt from the Act, and; therefore, Pit Bull Dogs are not allowed within the leash-free park.  Dog Owners are liable to fines up to $10,000 and imprisonment for up to six (6) months for contraventions. 

Disc Golf Course

What is Disc Golf?

Disc Golf is played much like traditional golf.  Instead of ball and clubs players use a flying disc, or frisbee.  A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole."  The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a "Pole Hole" an elevated metal basket.  As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed.  The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways providing challenging obstacles.  Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.

Disc Golf is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, giving the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity. Disc Golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded.  Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there. Try a game today. Click on the link below for your map and score sheet. Have fun!!!

Music in the Park

Music in the Park is hosted by the Rotary Club and is held at Little Lake Park Bandstand, Midland every Sunday evenings during the months of June, July and August. 

Thinking of having an outdoor event?

If you are interested in hosting an outdoor event such as a wedding, family reunion, picnic, birthday, anniversary or sporting event, then consider reserving one of our many park areas and/or facilities. Or if you are interested in having a tennis match between friends or hosting a tennis tournament, we have a total of six (6) tennis courts available for your enjoyment. 

The following facilities are available for a nominal fee between the months of May and October:​

 Little Lake Park (606 Little Lake Park Road)

 Tiffin Park (539 William Street)

​​Edwin Walker Soccer Fields 

(860 Brandon Street)

Public washrooms and fall clean up are done after Thanksgiving weekend. Port-a-potties can be used; however, at the expense of the Renter. The Renter is responsible for making all arrangements for set up and removal.

If you are interested in booking any of our park areas or ​​facilities, please contact 

our Operations department:  operations@midland.ca