Recreation

Beaches Beach Lifeguards

Description:

There are two City beaches open to the public for supervised swimming starting late June to the third week in August.

Beavermead Park - Ashburnham Drive
Rogers Cove - Maria Street

Both beaches will be supervised seven days a week from 11 am until 6:00 pm. A flag system is in place at the beaches to indicate the water quality. For water quality results please contact the Peterborough City County Health Unit (705) 743-1000 or visit their website at www.pcchu.ca
Beavermead Campground Beavermead Campground

Description:

Located in the centre of Peterborough, this campsite is both scenic and functional. Many amenities are available, including a children's playground, fishing opportunities and shower facilities.

Website:

www.beavermeadcampground.com

E-mail:

beavermead@otonabee.com

Phone:

(705) 742-9712 or 1-855-742-9712.

Address:

2011 Ashburnham Drive , Peterborough
Beavermead Park Beavermead Park Jungle Gym

Description:

Beavermead Park is an active use regional park that is host to a number or major special events that include the Greater Peterborough Triathlon, soccer tournaments and major sporting .  The park contains a supervised public beach, six soccer fields, four beach volleyball courts, a large pavilion, picnic tables, a playground structure, slides and swings. benches, walking trails, and a creek running throughout the park. The park is the site of Beavermead Campground.

Address:

2011 Ashburnham Drive
Del Crary Park Concert in the Park

Description:

The entrance to the park is located off of George Street, with lots of available parking. This is a waterfront park and is the location of Peterborough’s Marina.   The park is the host site to a variety of special events and activities.   The park itself has washrooms, benches, picnic areas, gardens and wonderful views of the lake and Peterborough Fountain. There is an interlocking brick trail, known as the Pathway of Fame, around the the park.   Del Crary Park is the site of Peterborough’s Festival of Lights concerts each summer.

Address:

92 George Street
Ecology Park Ecology Park Logo

Description:

The Ecology Park is Green-Up's centre for landscape and outdoor education. On 5 acres of scenic city parkland, the Ecology Park is a showcase of ideas for ecological land use.

Website:

http://www.greenup.on.ca/ecology-park/

Address:

Ashburnham Drive between Beavermead Park & Peterborough Utilities

Phone:

(705) 745-3238
Jackson Creek Kiwanis Trail

Description:

This 4 km section of the Trans-Canada trail follows alongside the Jackson Creek. It runs from Jackson Park to Ackison Road. Parking is available at Jackson Park.

Phone:

(705) 745-5791
Kawartha Golf & Country Club Kawartha Golf Logo

Description:

Kawartha is a 'members’ club' that provides a truly outstanding golf experience. The centrepiece of the Club is a challenging and well-conditioned golf course. Kawartha is truly a 'hidden gem' and a fine example of the renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson. Kawartha is also in the business of providing good food, beverage and banquet facilitates and services both for its’ members and outside users in the Peterborough market area, in all seasons. For more information check out their website.

Website:

http://kawarthagolf.ca

Address:

777 Clonsilla Street, Peterborough K9J 6Z6

Phone:

(705) 743-3737
Keystone Links Golf & Country Club

Description:

Nestled in the heart of cottage country Keystone Links has all that any golfer wants. Beautiful outdoor green with both 9 hole and 18 hole courses, driving range, putting green, Pro Shop, and dining area. Keystone Links also has an indoor golf area when you can play day or night, winter or summer, and play any course in the world. For more information check out their website.

Website:

http://www.keystonelinks.com

Address:

Clifford Line, NE corner of Hwys. 115 and 7W

Phone:

(705) 876-8061
Millennium Park Millennium Park

Description:

Millennium Park is located on the Otonabee River Trail and has a path of interlocking brick that continues throughout the park. This park plays host to a number of special events such as the the Greek Festival, Arts and Crafts shows and more. The Silver Bean Café is located in the park and offers visitors great snacks and refreshments. The park sits on the Otonabee River.

Address:

1 King Street
Parkway Trail

Description:

The trail travels between Jackson Park and the Peterborough Zoo for 4.2 km.
For more information please contact the City of Peterborough

Phone:

(705) 742-7777
Peterborough Riverview Park & Zoo Zoo Logo

Description:

Just north of downtown Peterborough the Riverview Park and Zoo is a unique, recreational facility offering attractions to people of all ages. Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in a peaceful and tranquil setting while experiencing the natural beauty of Peterborough.

Website:

http://www.peterboroughutilities.ca/park_and_zoo/

Phone:

(705) 748-9300

Address:

1230 Water Street
Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre Sport & Wellness Centre Logo

Description:

Peterborough’s newest leisure centre has programs, services and special events that will interest individuals of all ages.. The centre has the areas most unique aquatic centre with leisure and therapy pool, a fitness centre, workout rooms, a cardio and strength training centre, a youth room, multipurpose and meeting spaces, and a triple gymnasium.

Website:

http://www.peterborough.ca/pswc

Address:

775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough 

Phone:

(705) 742-0500
Pine Crest Golf & Country Club Pine Crest Logo

Description:

Pine Crest offers something for golfers of all skill levels. In order to maintain the highest level of quality green and fairway, we are a soft spike only course. The semi private club offers an 18 hole course, a driving range, two practice greens, clubhouse, dining facilities, fully equipped pro shop, and much more. For more information check out their website.

Website:

http://www.pinecrestgolfclub.com

Address:

2455 Baseline, RR8 Peterborough

Phone:

(705) 743-5953
Rogers Cove Park and Splash Pad Rogers Cove Splashpad

Description:

Roger's Cove is a waterfront park on Little Lake, located off Maria St.  The park contains a public beach that is supervised by a lifeguards in the summer months as well as n accessible Splash Pad and changeroom facility. The park has excellent parking, picnic tables, garbage cans, benches by the water. a playground structure, and men’s and women’s washrooms. 

The Trans-Canada Trail runs through the park with an information map located in the park.  Rogers Cove is connected to Beavermead Park by the trail.

Rotary Greenway Trail

Description:

A 20 km trail; this trail is enhanced with benches, historic, environmental and ecological signage. The south entrance is on Ashburnham Drive through the Ecology Park and the trail goes as far north as Trent University and can be accessed at numerous points.

Phone:

(705) 742-5162
Trails Information and Map Peterborough and the Kawrthas Tourism Logo

Description:

The uniquely diverse topography of Peterborough & the Kawarthas creates endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, and trail systems of varying use and terrain types are among the region's best features. From the sandy, rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, to the rocky landscape of the Canadian Shield, hikers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers all can find a trail to call their own.

Website:

http://www.thekawarthas.net

Phone:

(705) 742-2201
Trent University Promise Rock Nature Area

Description:

This 2.4 km trail runs between the Otonabee River and an abandoned railway. Access is off River Road and parking is available north of the Environmental Sciences Building at Trent University.

Phone:

(705) 748-1643
Trent University Wildlife Sanctuary

Description:

This wildlife sanctuary is managed by Trent University and offers 3 different trails ranging in distance from 1.9 km – 2.9 km. These trails are located on the east side of University Road just south of Nassau Mills Road in Peterborough.

Phone:

(705) 748-1643
Wading Pools Wading Pool

Description:

The Recreation Division provides supervised wading pools at five different locations throughout the City. These pools are appropriate for young children.

The wading pools operate late June to the fourth week in August and are supervised daily from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, seven days per week.

  • Barnardo Park
  • John Taylor Park
  • Chelsea Gardens
  • Turner Park
  • Knights of Columbus

Phone:

(705) 742-7777 x1873
Splash Pads Splash Pad 2

Description:

Over the past few years the City has installed four splash pads in local Peterborough Parks.  With special features including water jellies, spray tunnels, tipping pots and water willows, this will be a great way to cool off and keep your children engaged for hours. 

The splash pads will be open from June to September (weather permitting) and open each day from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.  The four splash pads are located in the following parks:

  • King Edward Park, George Street
  • Nicholls Oval Park, Parkhill Road
  • Rogers Cove, 131 Maria Street
  • West-End, Sherbrooke Street

Phone:

(705) 742-7777 x1873