5 GTHA parks to visit


Published October 16, 2020 at 4:42 pm


If the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the Province’s decision to roll select regions back to Stage 2 has you down, you might be yearning to get out and do something you enjoy.

While some facilities and amenities are closed in certain regions across the GTHA, most public parks are still open to the public–albeit some might have additional restrictions in place.

These are 5 public parks to visit in the GTHA.

5: Lakeside Park

Located in downtown Oakville, Lakeside Park has plenty of green space to enjoy, as well as historical buildings and memorials, and a pristine view of the water.

There’s also picnic benches and a playground for the children to enjoy.

Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor

4: Gage Park

Located in Hamilton, Gage Park has plenty to offer for anyone looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors. There are sports facilities for baseball, tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and lawn bowling; as well as a bandshell, greenhouses, gardens, and the Gage Park Fountain.

Children can enjoy the two playgrounds–one of which is wheelchair accessible, while cycling afficionados can enjoy the track built in 2015.

Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor

3: Erindale Park

Located in Mississauga, Erindale Park is the largest park in the city and offers lots of green space for plenty of activities including picnics, hiking, jogging, cycling, bird watching, and wedding photography.

There are five picnic areas of varying size that provide access to barbecues and there is even a playground for children to enjoy.

Photo courtesy of @listen2lena via Instagram

2: Chinguacousy Park

Located in Brampto, Chinguacousy Park has a playground, a memorial plaza, outdoor fitness equipment a skate park, and Terry Fox Stadium–public use of the stadium is only available when not in use by permit holders.

While certain amenities are closed–either due to the season or the pandemic–the park still offers plenty of green space to enjoy during a sunny day.

Photo courtesy of the City of Brampton

1: Kelso Conservation Area

Located in Milton, Kelso Conservation Area is great for those who enjoy marveling at the fall foliage–the park has a chairlift visitors can ride that provides a pristine view of the changing leaves.

Visitors can also enjoy paddle boating, paddle boarding, and kayaking, as well as hiking and mountain biking. There’s also swimming, rock climbing, fishing, and geocaching.

Those who wish to visit the park should be aware that they must book a reservation in advance.

Photo courtesy of Conservation Halton

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