Pickering Parks

Keeping parks safe and enjoyable for all – view the Parks By-law 5495/99.

Pickering is home to over 220 hectares of open space and parkland, including over 85 parks, numerous sports fields and trails, and 4 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, conservation areas in Pickering include the Altona ForestClaremont Nature CentreGreenwood Conservation Area, and Petticoat Creek Conservation Area.

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.


Pickering is home to many waterways that are excellent for recreational fishing.  We encourage everyone to follow best practices to ensure wildlife are not injured, the environment is kept clean, and everyone has a positive experience. 

See our Fishing page for information on the following:

  • Clear your Gear Fishing Line Receptacle Program
  • Fishing Etiquette
  • Trumpeter Swans and other Waterfowl
  • Fishing Resources 

Smoke Free Ontario

It is illegal to smoke in publicly owned parks containing children's playgrounds and sporting areas. Visit our Smoke Free Ontario web page for information about the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.