City parks provide space for public outdoor sport and recreation, while providing protection of the natural environment and contributing to the environmental health of our communities!
Centrally located within a neighbourhood, these parks are designed for families, young children and informal use such as picnics. Any sportsfields are free to users and may accommodate some intra-neighbourhood league play.
Intended to serve four or five neighbourhoods, District Parks accommodate active and passive recreation, and may have a particular emphasis on the athletic needs of high school students. There is a charge to book and use sportsfields in these parks and multi-district parks.
As with District Parks, there is an emphasis on structured sports in Multi-District Parks. Sports fields are suitable for international competitions and there are booking charges associated with using these fields.
SPECIAL USE PARKS
The Special Use Park is a city-wide resource. Each park responds unique site circumstances and/or provides unique programming opportunities. The Forestry Farm Park, the Gordon Howe Complex, and Diefenbaker Park are examples of Special Use Parks.
Intended to provide a safe and aesthetically pleasing connection between parks and other destinations through non-motorized means of travel, Linear Parks allow for the preservation of both heritage and natural features.