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Visit over 200 beautiful parks in Kingston year-round! Whether you are rolling, jogging or simply enjoying the lake views, our parks give you a chance to connect with nature, exercise, socialize and enjoy the outdoors. 

Inclusive playgrounds with accessible features are available in City Park, Memorial Centre Park, Rotary Park, Lake Ontario Park and Welborne Park.

We have partnered with the YMCA for the Neighbourhood Parks Program for summer 2024 programming. Visit the YMCA webpage to learn more and find the rotating schedule.

Some parks can be booked for events! Learn how to request a park rental.

Featured parks

Get outside and explore some of our featured parks! Enjoy amenities like playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails, sports fields, lake access and wildlife.

Breakwater Park

Breakwater Park is located on King St., along with Ontario’s Waterfront Trail. It gives you great access to the water and green space for relaxing or being active. Its winding shoreline offers lovely, peaceful views of Lake Ontario and Wolfe Island. The park includes the Gord Edgar Downie Pier.

  • Gord Edgar Downie Pier and pedestrian bridge 
  • Headlands and pebble beaches 
  • Upland sand beach 
  • Accessible beach at pier 
  • Time sculpture 
  • Picnic amenities (tables, benches and BBQs) 


  • No lifeguard on duty - SWIM AT OWN RISK 
  • Children should be directly supervised by an adult 
  • Children should be within arm's reach when in water 
  • Personal flotation devices (PFDs) are strongly recommended for weak or non-swimmers 
  • Deep water, strong winds and high waves can cause dangerous conditions 
  • Swimming after sunset is not recommended 
  • No jumping from bridge 
  • Surfaces are slippery when ice-covered 
  • For water quality information call KFL&A Public Health at 613-549-1232 
  • For non-emergency contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 
  • Pier, beach and footbridge are under video surveillance 


  • Use of drugs or alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking 
  • Excessive noise after 9 p.m. 
  • Off-leash dogs 
  • Abusive language 
  • Mooring of boats unless authorized 

City Park

City Park is a spacious, green park located about a 10-minute walk west of City Hall along King Street

  • A splash pad in summer and outdoor rink in winter (weather-permitting) 
  • Two playground spaces with climbers and swings; one accessible 
  • Public washrooms - open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Victoria Day to Thanksgiving 
  • The Walk at City Park – a peaceful walkway and water garden with tributes celebrating the lives of loved ones
  • Picnic tables & BBQ's 
  • Mature trees (excellent for reading under) 
  • Two baseball diamonds at Cricket Field, north of City Park

Grass Creek Park

Grass Creek Park is a 95-acre rural park located in Kingston East, on Highway 2. 

  • Large sandy beach with a designated swimming area (no lifeguards - swim at your own risk, children must be supervised at all times)
  • Parking lots at the front of park and near the beach
  • Picnic tables
  • Picnic shelter
  • Play equipment
  • Off-leash dog area
  • Public washrooms - open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk - Victoria Day to Thanksgiving
  • Small craft/boat launch
  • Level 2 EV charging stations
  • Seasonal disc golf course
  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum (Located at the 2993 Highway 2 East)

Lake Ontario Park

Lake Ontario Park, our largest urban waterfront park, is located at 920 King St. West. It offers a substantial natural landscape that attracts both visitors and residents for picnicking and scenic waterfront walks.

  • Splash pad 
  • Playground equipment 
  • Accessible walkways to waterfront 
  • Cobble beach (no lifeguards) 
  • Waterfront sand play areas 
  • Performance area 
  • Public washrooms - open daily 9 a.m. to dusk - Victoria Day to Thanksgiving 
  • Boat launch 
  • Beach volleyball court 
  • Two Level 2 EV charging stations 

Skateboard parks

Our skateparks provide a welcoming venue for skateboarders of all skill levels. They feature ramps, stairs, vertical elements and more. They are open daily from dawn to dusk.

Polson Park

This new skatepark, opened a month ahead of schedule, is located within Polson Park on Portsmouth Avenue. A 2,000 square foot concrete skate park contains a halfpipe, rail, ledge, fun box and set-up banks.

Shannon Park

This 8,000 square foot concrete skate park features classic skateboarding elements and a gathering area. Located on Daly Street at McCauley Street

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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