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Parks and Trails

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Signs that says Prescott Heritage River Trail

Community Park Program    summer park schedule - image of children playing under parachute

The Town of Prescott in partnership with the YMCA of Eastern Ontario is thrilled to offer a 2021 Community Park Program from July 26th- August 28th, 2021. Join us as we set up different stations at the parks and rotate around through the interactive and fun activities from our recreation library! The Prescott Library will also be on-site to offer story time as part of the TD Summer Reading Program for anyone who wishes to take part!

This inclusive Community Park Program is open to all children and will run as a drop-in program at no cost. Pre-registration is not required. Children under the age of 10 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.

In the event of inclement weather, tented stations will be set up to offer activities under the shelters.

Measures will be taken to adhere to health unit guidelines.

Schedule:

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

RiverWalk Park
9:30-11:30 AM

Centennial Park

9:30-11:30 AM

Fairway Park

9:30-11:30 AM

Sarah Spencer Park

1-3 PM

Fader's Park

1-3 PM

Town Hall Backyard

1-3 PM

 

*There will be no programming on the Stat holiday on Monday August 2nd, 2021.

Questions? Please connect with Samantha at sjoudoinmiller@prescott.ca

Parks & Playgrounds

Throughout our town, you will find an array of parks for all to enjoy. We have various picnic areas, play-structures, and public waterfront spaces that are fully accessible. As part of a healthy and active community, we feel it is important to have an array of safe, clean social spaces for residents and tourists to gather at and enjoy. All parks and sports fields are smoke-free.

 

Graphic listing the parks in the Town of Prescott

Centennial Park

This large park area is located in the south west corner of Prescott.  The large greenspace is home to the "Playground of Angels" play structure, picnic tables and benches for leisure and a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River, Prescott Centennial Pool, and the paved Rebekah's Walking Path.

Prescott's Centennial Park is a bustling hotspot during peak season and provides residents and tourists with great access to the river.


Adjacent to the park are Kelly's Beach on the east side, and Prescott Tennis Club and the public boat launch on the west. 

A heritage plaque recognizing the site of the former Wiser's Distillery can also be found in this park.

 

This park also boasts our beautiful new Splash Pad which offers a little fun for all ages!

Rotary Pavilion

Located just east of the Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina, and west of the popular Heritage River Trail walking path, is the Rotary Pavilion. The pavilion was donated to the Town of Prescott by Prescott Rotary Club and provides an excellent venue for community barbeques, family gatherings and various other activities. This venue cannot be rented; it is available for equal community use. 

Orders for engraved bricks at this site will be collected annually. 

RiverWalk Park

Prescott's newest greenspace, RiverWalk Park, gives residents and tourists unprecedented waterfront access along the St. Lawrence River.

This spacious park has a nautical theme throughout, capturing the Town's riverfront lifestyle. With historical artifacts on display, such as a ship's anchor and cannon, historians will enjoy the ties to our loyalist past.

No park is complete without a suitable play-structure and picnic area for families, and RiverWalk Park doesn't disappoint. Staying in line with the theme, children will enjoy the pirate ship design of this large play space, while parents can relax and take in the scenic views.

RiverWalk Park is a key attraction area for the Town of Prescott, as it completes our Heritage Walking Trail and connects with the Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina. With close proximity to the RiverWalk District, a great shopping and dining experience can also be had.

For more information regarding passing ships on the St. Lawrence visit the St. Lawrence Seaway System site.

Shakespeare's Gardens

Stroll through Shakespeare's Gardens along the banks of the St. Lawrence River amongst the beautiful gardens featuring flowers, plants and quotations from the bard's many works.

Heritage River Trail
A popular venue for walking, this paved path runs East-West along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy birds, butterflies, and monarchs in this protected area. There are several bilingual information boards summarizing the historic industrial use of this area along the pathway. 

At the west end of the Heritage River Trail is an arboretum, displaying a variety of tree species native to the area. 
Great Lakes Waterfront Trail (cycling)
The world-renowned Great Lakes Waterfront Trail routes through Prescott.  

logo for waterfront trail

The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is a signed route that connects 84 Ontario communities over 1600 kilometres. It follows the St. Lawrence River to three of Ontario's Great Lakes (Ontario, Erie and Huron) and other national and international trails. It is a celebration of nature and culture connecting 405 parks and natural areas including wetlands, beaches, forests, three UNESCO Biospheres, heritage sites and villages and three popular wine regions.

In South Grenville, the trail follows County Road 2 through Augusta and Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Townships, and the Town of Prescott.

The trail takes you right through the heart of the Town of Prescott, allowing cyclists to stop and relax by the river's edge. 

 Prescott Communities in Bloom
The Town of Prescott has been competing in Communities in Bloom since 2014. Based on our success at  the provincial level of the competition, we accepted an invitation to compete nationally in 2018. 

Volunteers with Prescott Communities in Bloom have had a great impact on beautification efforts in our community. If you are interested in volunteering to help lead an initiative, participate in clean up efforts, or maintain a garden bed, please contact operations@prescott.ca
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