Parks and Playgrounds

Waterfront parks

Penetanguishene Rotary Champlain Wendat Park - Consists of 90 acres located along the waterfront of Penetang Harbour. The park offers a covered pavilion, accessible playground, swings, basketball court, skateboard park, beach volleyball, swimming, washrooms, amphitheatre, dog park, picnic tables, ample parking and is filled with historical features.

Also located at Rotary Champlain Wendat Park is Penetanguishene's Splash Pad, a fun and lively place for your children to enjoy the cool water on a hot and sunny day!  It includes engaging water features such as shower heads and spray jets that keep children laughing for hours. Parents are reminded to supervise their children at all times while visiting the splash pad.

McGibbon Point located in the Rotary Champlain Wendat Park provides the perfect backdrop for a wedding, social gathering or the best shoreline fishing! The area consist of a legacy walkway, observation deck and the statue of The Meeting. This statue, named The Meeting, was unveiled August 1st, 2015, in Penetanguishene during the reenactment of Samuel de Champlain’s arrival in Huronia August 1st, 1615 which is located at the end of the historic walkway on McGibbon’s Point. It shows Champlain and the Huron-Wendat chief of the village of Toanché, Aenon, holding a wampum in a canoe. A notable feature of the statue is that it presents the French and First Nation chiefs on a equal footing, face to face. The point is named after Charles McGibbon owner of a lumber company located in that area, former Warden of Simcoe County and the Mayor of Penetanguishene from 1905 to 1907.

Bob Sullivan Memorial Park - is nestled at 32 Beck Boulevard along the shores of Penetang Harbour. Passers by will often see a wedding ceremony as this quaint .34 acre park is home to beautiful gardens, a strategically placed gazebo - perfect for that special day! Mr. Sullivan was the Mayor of the Town of Penetanguishene from 1989-1992.

Ecology Garden - is a teaching garden of flowers, vegetables and all things growing! The community has embraced this park and harvests food that is often given to the needy. Situated along Penetang Harbour beside a Wetland Habitat Area this 3.41 acre park provides learning experiences beyond the class room!  Plots are available for rent by contacting Town Hall at 705-549-7453.

Huronia Park - The park is located at 250 Fox Street with approximately 5 acres of waterfront fun! Playground, swing set, designated swim area, washrooms and picnic tables with plenty of parking for your family get together! Significant historical monument adorns this park on the capture of American war ships the Tigress and the Scorpion. This site was also the location of the historic "Penetanguishene Hotel".

Neighbourhood Parks

Memorial Park - Consists of 1 ½ acres of park land in the heart of Penetanguishene. This passive park is located at 121 Main Street. The Town's Cenotaph is the focal point of the park. Also included in the park are tennis courts, accessible pathways, benches, picnic tables and water fountain. One of the Town's information signs is present to inform every one of upcoming events in Town!

Martin Valley Park - is situated at 21 John Street and is approximately 3.98 acres of parkland. This park hosts a playground, swing set, basketball court and trails that provide links to local schools.

Gendron Park - Consists of 2.35 acres between Oxley Drive and Sheffcote Street. This neighbourhood park includes a playground, basketball half court, swings and trail through the park.

Charles Scott Memorial Park - For one of the best elevated views of Penetanguishene come to this park anytime of the year! Consists of .92 acres of property at 26 Charles Street. Playground unit, sand play area, water fountain, winding pathway through the park and picnic table to watch the sunset over Georgian Bay make this one of the most attractive parks to sit in.

Dupuis Lane Parkette - is one of the smallest neighbourhood parks adjoining a busy neighbourhood. The park is only .33 acres but has an asphalt pad with basketball standards, picnic table and green space for play time!

Therrien Park - another neighbourhood park complete with a playground unit and loads of green space to run, fly kites or kick a ball. The park is situated at 162 Robert Street West right along the Great Trail with 5.63 acres of property.

Tom Coffin Memorial Park - named after a local police officer, this 1.92 acre park sits next door to J.T. Payette Park with lots of play elements in the park. Swings, playground unit, the Tom Coffin Trail, and parking make this the perfect park to run and play!

CNR Park - this parkette is adjacent to the Penetanguishene Rotary Champlain Wendat Park on Main Street. A statue of Kitchewana of the Huron nation stands watch. A large water fountain erected by the Friends of the Penetanguishene Youth provides the sound of tranquility in this passive park.

Sport Field Parks

McGuire Park

Consists of 9 acres of parkland with lots of activities in the park! Bocce courts, horseshoes, tennis, pickleball, two lit ball diamonds, washrooms, playground unit all located at 49 Fox Street. Plenty of parking for everyone!

Phil Marchildon Park

Named after Penetanguishene’s famous major league ball player it consists of 3 acres of property at the north end of Dufferin Street beside St. Louis School. The main attraction at this park is the ball diamond with links to the Town’s trail system; Payette Trail.

J.T. Payette Park

Consists of 4.83 acres located on Edward Street across from the new Georgian Village. Park is a well used soccer pitch for all levels of play situated next to Tom Coffin Park. In-ground seating provides room for spectators. This park is also home to the RCMP Musical Ride when it comes to town.