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Parks and Trails

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Signs that says Prescott Heritage River TrailGraphic listing the parks in the Town of Prescott

 

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.

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. 

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 bi-ligual information boards summarizing the historic indusutrial 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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