Open outdoor amenities in Oakville to help you stay active


Published January 13, 2022 at 11:49 am

Oakville residents looking for outdoor activities to help them stay fit through the province’s return to a modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario plan still have plenty of fun options available.

A number of the town’s outdoor amenities are staying open throughout the winter to help local residents stay active.

Select courts throughout the town will be cleared of snow so they can be used through the winter months.

Here’s a list of what outdoor courts are available and the rules to use them:

Tennis and Pickleball

The town boasts 88 public courts in 35 parks, with 12 locations offering evening play.

Search the Outdoor Courts map for locations and court details.

Pickleball lines are painted in yellow on multi-lined courts.

Please visit their Park Listings page for park locations. Visit the COVID-19 Information page for the latest guidelines on gathering limits, masks and more.

2021–2022 Tennis and Pickleball Winter Courts 

  • Ward 1 – Shell Park
  • Ward 2 – Old Abbey Lane Park
  • Ward 3 – Jonathan Park and Maplegrove Park
  • Ward 4 – Bloomfield Park
  • Ward 5 – River Oaks Park
  • Ward 6 – Glenashton Park
  • Ward 7 – William Rose Park

The courts located in Wards 1, 5, and 7 will be lit until 8 p.m.

2021–2022 Ball Hockey Winter Courts

  • Ward 1 – Sovereign Park
  • Ward 2 – Glen Oak Park
  • Ward 3 – Kingsford Park South and Deer Run Park
  • Ward 4 – Heritage Way Park
  • Ward 5 – River Glen Park
  • Ward 6 – Holton Heights Park
  • Ward 7 – George Savage Park

The court located in Ward 6 will be lit until 8 p.m.

Bocce Ball

The town has one Bocce Ball Court at Glenashton Park free for use. The area is fenced to keep wildlife out of the sand.

Basketball Courts map for locations and court details.

Rules for use

These facilities are for the benefit of all Oakville residents. Please be courteous during your play. The following rules apply on all tennis and pickleball courts:

  • No black-soled shoes on the hard court surfaces
  • No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or scooters on court surface
  • Dogs are not permitted on court surfaces
  • If others are waiting to play, players must relinquish court after 30 minutes of play
  • Authorized instruction by Oakville Recreation department takes precedence over open play
  • Private lessons are not permitted
  • Tennis ball machines are not permitted

Visitors are encouraged to bring reusable or biodegradable containers to the park rather than plastic – if using plastic, please make use of the appropriate recycling container or take them home with you to dispose of in your blue bin.

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