Service Barrie (705) 726-4242ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca
You should not approach, feed or try to interact with wildlife you may encounter in the City’s parks or trails. See
safety tips about preventing and managing conflicts with coyotes, wolves and foxes.
See a sick or injured wild animal? Please call Animal Control for the City's Enforcement Services at 705-739-4241.
Municipal Naming Policy establishes processes & criteria for naming, renaming or dedicating assets such as parks.
Living in Barrie is a walk in the park! Pack a picnic, grab a Frisbee or enjoy leisurely walks through 300 hectares of scenic park space.
Playground equipment is not sanitized. Parents are encouraged to wash their children’s hands and use hand sanitizer after play.
Barbecues and tents are temporarily banned at all City of Barrie waterfront parks, beaches and trails.
As of mid-June, we are at approximately 50% of our normal staffing level for parks. With significantly less staff than normal for this time of year, service looks different and it will take more time to respond to service requests. We appreciate your patience as we work to balance financial restrictions with day-to-day maintenance needs.
barrie.ca/services for the current status of all City services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parks & Recreation Strategic Master Plan (June 2010) established a strategic framework for recreation and parks’ services, programs and facilities that will guide future decision making with regard to policy, operations, maintenance, and capital improvements to the year 2019.
Official Map of Barrie details the location of school, parks, trails and includes an enlargement of Barrie’s waterfront. The map is also available at City Hall,
Barrie Public Library, and
Tourism Barrie (when open).
Below is an alphabetical listing of Barrie's parks. To learn more about the location, size and amenities of each park, click on the park name or arrow to expand each section. To view all parks in our online mapping portal click on the address links.
Natural area, environmentally protected.
The basketball court located at Brock Park is a ½ basketball court.
The basketball court located at Brown Wood Park is a ½ basketball court.
Waterfront parking details
Centennial equipment upgrades will occur on August 6, and Aug 19–28, 2020. Closure signs/barriers will be posted to close off specific work areas (not the entire playground).
The playground equipment at Emms Park does not include swings.
The basketball court located at Ferris Park is a ½ basketball court.
The basketball court located at Greenfield Park is a ½ basketball court.
Washroom hours: 7am–11pm daily (including holidays) from May through Thanksgiving weekend only.
The playground equipment at Holly Community Centre Park does not include swings.
The basketball court located at Hyde Park is a ½ basketball court.
The Lennox Community Park playground re-construction project was completed in June 2017. The
new inclusive playground features accessible engineered wood fiber safety surfacing and a new separate swing area. Concrete edging with curb depressions allows for access into the play area at multiple locations. The play equipment exceeds the Canadian Standards Association accessible criteria, including both elevated and ground level play components. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Clare Maher at
The basketball court located at Lions Park is a ½ basketball court.
Soccor field and basketball court are scheduled to be added in 2017.
The playground equipment at Mayfair Park does not include swings.
South shore of Kempenfelt Bay beside the
Southshore Community CentreHonouring our military, the Military Heritage Park symbolically references Canada and the City of Barrie’s military history, and relationship with CFB Borden, by including landforms distinct to each era of overseas and national military commitment.
Painswick Park includes 2 dedicated outdoor pickleball courts with acrylic surfacing.
The Sandringham Park playground will be closed for construction site works from August 4–14, 2020, followed by equipment upgrades from Monday August 24 to Friday September 4. Work includes new engineered wood fiber surfacing replacing the existing sand.
The basketball court located at Shear Park is a ½ basketball court.
Shear Park's inclusive playground, opened in June 2015, features paved walkway routes from the parking lot to an elevated ramp leading onto the playground, which is surfaced with accessible engineered wood fiber. Concrete edging with curb depressions allows for access into the play area at multiple locations. The play equipment selected exceeds the Canadian Standards Association accessible criteria, including both elevated and ground level play components.
The basketball court located at Snowshoe Park is a ½ basketball court.
The basketball court located at Steel Street Park is a ½ basketball court.
The basketball court located at Strabane Park is a ½ basketball court.
The Every Kids a Hero Inclusive Adventure Playground at Sunnidale Park was redeveloped in 2014 in partnership with the Barrie Professional Firefighters Association. The playground allows youngsters with mobility impairments or disabilities, as well individuals with hearing and visual impairments, to have some fun getting fresh air. Features:
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