The Town of The Blue Mountains features 17 acres of park space and 165 acres of open space for the public to enjoy. These green spaces are equipped with amenities including playgrounds, pavilions, public washrooms, picnic benches and tables. Many of the park areas and pavilions are available for special occasions or events.
Park and Playground Directory
To view a complete list of parks, playgrounds and pavilions available in the Town, please visit the directory on the Beaches, Parks & Trails page.
Facility Rental Information
If you are interested in renting a pavilion or a park, please visit the Facility Rental page.
Thornbury Area Parks
Bayview Park is one of the Town’s most popular picnic areas. With its beautiful waterfront, large covered pavilion and manicured greenspaces, this park is a perfect location for family reunions, outdoor weddings and other social gatherings. The park is also well suited for young children as it is equipped with washroom facilities and playground equipment. The park’s tennis courts and sand volleyball court also make this park ideal for active families.
Cedar Grove Park is one of the Town’s hidden gems. Although it is close to Town Hall, Bayview Park and the Georgian Trail, it often goes unnoticed. This quiet park is home to the Cedar Grove Labyrinth which provides opportunities for stress relief, meditation and reflection. The park also has a small covered pavilion, picnic tables and public washrooms, making it a perfect destination for small family picnics.
Although Harbour Hill Park is very small, its beautiful view of the Thornbury Harbour makes it an excellent rest stop for visitors and residents.
Moreau Park is one of the Town’s most well used parks. The park features three baseball diamonds, a skateboard park, a playground and an enclosed off leash dog park. There are portable toilets onsite and the park is located directly across the street from the Beaver Valley Community Centre and Arena.
Smith Memorial Park is located directly across the street from Town Hall and hosts the Town’s Mosaic Mural which was painted by members of the community to celebrate Canada 150. This park is also the location of the Thornbury Farmer’s Market that happens every Sunday throughout the Summer.
Town Hall Park is located on the west side of Town Hall and provides ample green space and access to the Georgian Trail, the Beaver River, and the Thornbury Fish Way. It is also located within walking distance of the Harbour and downtown shops.
Clarksburg Area Parks
Fireman's Park provides access to the Beaver River and is a popular fishing location. This park is equipped with swing sets and a portable toilet and is within walking distance of the downtown Clarksburg shops.
Hillcrest Park provides ample greenspace and playground equipment, this park is well suited for children and is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood.
Jack Acres Park features one of the Town’s cenotaphs and is the location where the Thornbury and Clarksburg Remembrance Day Ceremonies are held each year.
Lion's Park runs along the Beaver River and includes a portion of the Beaver River Trail. There is a covered pavilion at the south end of the park that is within walking distance from the downtown shops in Clarksburg. There are a number of fixed picnic tables throughout the treed park that have checkerboard tops. There is also a portable toilet onsite.
Craigleith Area Parks
Boyer Park is quite small but provides the Craigleith area with well-maintained outdoor tennis courts.
Craigleith Meadows Park provides ample greenspace for people of all ages to run, play or enjoy a meal outdoors.
Heritage Park has a playground and green space that is ideal for children, and features one of the Town's enclosed, off-leash dog parks. It is also located within walking distance of Blue Mountain Resort. There is also a public washroom.
Jozo Weider Park provides open greenspace for people of all ages to run, play or enjoy a meal outdoors. It is located at the base of Blue Mountain and is within walking distance of the Blue Mountain Village, the Westin Hotel and the Plunge Waterpark.
Nipissing Ridge Park provides the Craigleith area with excellent semi-private tennis court facilities. There are accessible washroom facilities onsite as well as open greenspace and connections to the Town’s trail network.
Northwinds Park & Beach is by far the most popular beach in the municipality. There is a playground and public washroom onsite as well as several picnic tables. Northwinds Beach is within walking distance of the Craigleith Heritage Depot Museum and Craigleith Community Centre and only a short drive from Blue Mountain Resort.
Timmons Parkette is a quiet neighbourhood park that is perfect for children. It has a playground and a half basketball court as well as greenspace for picnics.
Other Blue Mountains Area Parks
Council Beach features a sandy pebble beach waterfront and views of the ski hills and Georgian Bay. There are swing sets onsite as well as picnic tables and a portable toilet.
Delphi Point Park features a shale rock beach located directly across the road from the Georgian Peaks Ski Club. There is a small covered pavilion on site for picnics and plenty of green space. A short trail network runs through the park and there is a portable toilet on site.
Heathcote Park is a rural park that provides users with a trail network and a launch location on the Beaver River for canoes and kayaks. This park is also equipped with a portable toilet and informative signage.
Lora Bay Park is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood close to the Lora Bay Golf Course. It has a sand beach waterfront with spectacular views of the Georgian Bay shoreline. There is also a large open greenspace, picnic tables and washroom facilities.
Peasemarsh Park has a large parking lot and is connected to the Peasemarsh Beach and Conservation Area. The park provides a sand pebble beach waterfront and beautiful views of Georgian Bay. There is a network of trails that run through the Conservation Area and opportunities for fishing, both in the Indian Brook and Georgian Bay.
Ravenna Community Memorial Park houses one of the Town’s cenotaphs and is the location where the Ravenna Remembrance Day Ceremonies are held each year. This park is also equipped with a playground, portable toilet and a small covered pavilion that was constructed by the Thornbury Clarksburg Rotary Club in 2017. The Ravenna Community Hall is located just east of this park.
The Town has many public areas and spaces available for rent for small weddings, family reunions and other unlicensed special events. For more information on how to book a facility, please visit the Facility Rentals page.
Although camping is not permitted in Town Parks, there are a number of excellent camping and RVing locations throughout The Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. For more information, please review the following links: Craigleith Provincial Park; Private Campgrounds.
If you would like to perform work on your property but cannot get the necessary equipment where you need it, you can apply for a Temporary Access Permit to cross Town trails or parkland. For more information, please visit the Permits, Applications & Licences page.
If you are interested in memorializing a loved one in a public park or space, please visit the Monuments, Memorials & Lot Care page.
Using the online service system, service requests can be submitted and issues can be reported for a variety of Town services including roads, sidewalks, signs, trails, trees, parks, water, wastewater, taxes, and finance.