Patterson Creek East: This beautiful, lush park is covered in willows and other mature trees, with a beautiful view of Patterson Creek. It’s ideal for tranquil walks and relaxing near the water. This park has multiple benches and restrooms.
Central Park: Host to the summer art festival, this park has plenty of space and is pet-friendly.
Lionel Britton Park: This is the perfect park for kids to enjoy. The play structure is well built, and there’s plenty of shade for those hot summer days.
Dog Park: The name may not be the most imaginative, but it does the trick. This park is perfect for dog-owners. It’s one of the few places that your dog can go off-leash. It even has some permanent park bowls for thirsty pups.
Commissioners Park: This park is right by Dow’s Lake, and is a great family-friendly place. Much of the city’s annual Tulip Festival can be viewed here in the spring. People love the ample parking nearby, the well-groomed paths, and the wide-open feeling that can sometimes be hard to achieve in a city.
Lansdowne Park: Lansdowne is an urban area that was recently developed in The Glebe. It combines concrete courtyards with businesses, restaurants and facilities that appeal to a wide variety of people. In terms of outdoor entertainment, Lansdowne has basketball courts (which become skating rinks in the winter), a play structure, the Civic Gardens, a gigantic lawn, and a skateboard park.
Civic Gardens: The Civic Gardens is an exhibit of local plants at Lansdowne, and is meant as a place for families to relax – they even encourage you to bring a picnic!
Bytowne Urban Garden: The Bytowne Urban Garden (BUG) is a community garden with shared plots for urban dwellers with a green thumb and no space of their own. It can be found in the Glebe Memorial Park.
Glebe Memorial Park: This park is home to not only BUG, but wide open green space for running around, a play structure, and a splash pad.