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Parks & Trails

Get out and explore the natural beauty of Pickering! Whatever the adventure, you are sure to find the perfect outdoor spot for your favourite seasonal activities.

Pickering is home to over 220 hectares of open space and parkland, including over 85 parks, numerous sports fields and trails, and 3 conservation areas.

One of Pickering's gems is its waterfront. Of the 7.6 kilometres of Lake Ontario waterfront, approximately 5 kilometres is publicly accessible - 2.7 kilometres being beach. This doesn't even include all the parkland around Frenchman's Bay and the Hydro Marsh!

Pickering also has a number of creeks including the Petticoat, Amberlea, Dunbarton, Pine, Ganatsekiagon and Duffins Creeks, with wooded valley lands that extend from the waterfront, up through the urban areas.

Altona Forest

Maintained by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the conservation areas in Pickering include the Altona Forest, Claremont Conservation Area, Greenwood Conservation Area, and Petticoat Creek.

Adjacent to the westerly boundary of Pickering is the Rouge National Urban Park. This park is a unique combination of woodlands, valleys, meadows and farmlands that were set apart to create one of the largest parks in an urban area in North America.

Explore our parks today!

View our Parks & Facilities database, and help us take care of our parks and trails by reporting any signs of graffiti, illegal dumping, litter or vandalism.

Smoke Free Ontario

It is illegal to smoke in publicly owned parks containing children's playgrounds and sporting areas - learn more about changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.