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Municipal Naming Policy establishes the processes and criteria for naming, renaming or dedicating municipal 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.
Many Outdoor Recreation Areas
Many outdoor recreational amenities are closed until further notice: playgrounds, sports fields, basketball courts, beaches, skateboard parks, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities.
Green spaces in parks and trails remain open for walkthrough access. The public are reminded to avoid crowds and maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from those around you. Please refer to the
Guide to Safe Outdoor Activities During COVID-19.
barrie.ca/services for the current status of all City services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reduced Service Levels in Public Spaces
See the May 11
memo to Council for more detail.
The City is committed to sustaining a base level of service throughout our parks and open space system that still provides a quality, safe and enjoyable public experience. Due to reduced staff levels, residents may notice the following changes:
Parks & Recreation Strategic Master Plan (June 2010) establish d 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
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 a park in our online mapping portal click on the address links.
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
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 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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