No matter the season, there's an outdoor facility to enjoy in the City of Cornwall.  In the summer, enjoy outdoor pools and splash pads. In the winter, enjoy outdoor skating rinks.

Weather is an important factor affecting the operations of these facilities - be sure to follow the City of Cornwall on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay informed on changes to schedules.

For more information on programs available at the City's outdoor facilities, please click on the links below:


 Ball Hockey Court

If you love to play ball hockey, you will want to visit our outdoor ball hockey court at St. Francis De Sales Park. The recently transformed tennis court is fully fenced in, which ensures the ball will always be in play. The court also comes equipped with 2 hockey nets.

This is the perfect place for youth to meet up to play with friends or to provide the more seasoned player an opportunity to turn back the clock for a pick-up game.   

Game On! 

St. Francis de Sales Park
419 Second Street West.

For more information contact the Cornwall Civic Complex at 613-938-9400.

 Big Ben Ski Centre

Click here to visit the Big Ben Facebook page.

Big Ben Ski Centre opens mid-December, weather permitting. The hill has offered skiing in Cornwall for over 40 years and is operated in partnership with the City of Cornwall.

Big Ben Ski Centre can be accessed from Seventh Street West, across from the Benson Centre entrance.

Wednesday to Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Big Ben provides a wire cable lift with tow handle, snowmaking and grooming, a terrain park, night skiing on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, a heated chalet, change trailer, washrooms and a snack bar.

Big Ben Ski Centre does not provide ski or snowboard equipment rentals.  NOTE:  Helmets are required in the terrain park for all users and registrants in our ski and snowboard school.

Ski and Snowboard School
The program begins each January and runs for four consecutive Saturdays for children four years of age and up.  Snowboard lessons are held on Thursday evenings.  Prices are inexpensive and lessons are taught by experienced, friendly instructors.  Private lessons available, reserve 24 hrs in advance. Registration forms for lessons are available at the Benson Centre and Aquatic Centre.

For more information please call Big Ben Ski Centre at 613-933-6377 (during season), the Department of Planning, Development and Recreation at 613-938-9898 (off season) or click here to email

Click here for Big Ben Ski Centre Brochure.

Click here for beginner ski and snowboard lesson registration.

 Marina 200

The hub of boating activity on the Cornwall waterfront is Marina 200. The marina is a first-class facility located immediately east of the Cornwall Civic Complex on the St. Lawrence River. 

This season, Marina 200 is open from May 12 to October 6, 2019 at noon.

Notice:  Due to circumstances beyond our control we regret to advise boaters that there is currently no fuel services available at Marina 200.

For more information about Marina 200, please click here.

 Neighbourhood Parks

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy 40 parks across the City of Cornwall. These green spaces offer a mix of playground equipment, outdoor pools, basketball courts, ball diamonds, splash pads, tennis courts, and activities such as the Summer Playground Program.

Click here for a PDF map of all the parks in Cornwall.

Click here for a detailed listing of all parks and amenities offered at each.

 Outdoor Pools 

Enjoy a cool pool on hot days! The City of Cornwall operates five outdoor pools in July and August. All pools have five lanes measuring 25 metres with an attached wading pool. 

  • St. Francis Pool - 419 Second Street West
  • Terry Fox Pool - 304 Mercier Street
  • St. Joseph Pool - 1310 Easton Avenue
  • Reg Campbell Pool - 637 Fraser Avenue
  • Mattice Pool - 30 Edward Street

For information about pool programs, schedules and fees, please click here.

 Outdoor Rinks 

Red hockey net at outdoor rinkThe Department of Planning, Parks and Recreation and community-minded volunteers maintain outdoor rinks in the City of Cornwall, which provide valuable recreation and leisure opportunities for people of all ages.

Weather conditions and the availability of volunteers play an important role in the quality of outdoor rinks.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The outdoor rinks at Alexander Park, King George Park and Optimist Park feature outdoor lights that are on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.

2019-2020 outdoor rinks are located in the following parks:

  • Alexander Park - Ninth and Adolphus Streets
  • Dover Heights Park - Dover Road and Robertson Avenue
  • Grant Park - Kennedy Drive and Grant Avenue
  • King George Park - Seventh and York Streets
  • Mattice Park - Edward Street
  • Memorial Park - Bedford Street and Third Street
  • Menard Park - Concorde Avenue
  • Optimist Park - Sunnyside Avenue and St. Michel Avenue
  • Reg Campbell Park - Leitch Drive and Fraser Avenue 
  • Terry Fox Park - Mercier Avenue and Ross Avenue

 Recreational Path

The City of Cornwall has a comprehensive network of about 40 kilometres of recreational paths that allow people to walk, bike and rollerblade along the St. Lawrence River and throughout the city.

The largest part of the recreational path spans the entire waterfront, offering great views of the St. Lawrence River. This part of the recreational path is also part of the Waterfront Trail, which stretches from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border.

Click here to read the Recreational Path Guide.

Click here for a map of the Recreational Path along with points of interest.

Click here for a map of the Recreational Path and neighbourhood parks.

 Skateboard Park
The Cornwall Skateboard Park opened for business during the summer of 1998 with the help of Menard's Rona Home Centre, Partir d'un bon pas, Molson Canada Ltd., and the Cornwall Police Association.

The Skateboard Park was christened "El Rancho" by the skateboarders.

The Park is located at the south end of Optimist Park on St. Michel Drive. It consists of 4 ramps, 3 quarter pipes, and 1 fun box.

El Rancho will be operating seasonally from early May through mid-October, 7 days/week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This popular facility is also being utilized by in-line skaters and BMX trick bikers. For more information on the skateboard park, please call 613-938-9400.

Cornwall Skateboard Park Rules & Regulations:

  • The skateboard facility is open to the public daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • The skateboard facility is unsupervised. Use area at your own risk.
  • The City of Cornwall strongly recommends that protective clothing and equipment (helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards) be worn at all times.
  • The City of Cornwall accepts no responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage however caused.
  • Please use the garbage containers provided.
 Splash Pads

The City of Cornwall has three splash pads to keep young residents cool on hot summer days. These free-standing facilities are great for children of all ages and feature various water spray elements.

Splash Pad at Lamoureux Park
The Lamoureux Park splash pad is located between the children's play structure and the Cornwall Community Museum. Along with the splash pad, there is a washroom facility and concession stand.
During the summer months, the splash pad and washroom is generally open from 9 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.
Lamoureux Park is located along Water Street in Downtown Cornwall.

Splash Pad at St. Theresa Park
Come explore our playful pirate-themed splash pad at St. Theresa Park! The splash pad is also equipped with a washroom facility.
During the summer months, the splash pad and washroom is generally open from 9 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.
St. Theresa Park is located at the corner of Thirteenth Street and Churchill Street.

Splash Pad at Riverdale Park
Check out our nautical-themed splash pad at Riverdale Park! Washrooms are available on site.
During the summer months, the splash pad and washroom is generally open from 9 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.
Riverdale Park is located at Dover Street and Riverdale Avenue.

For more information about splash pads, call the Cornwall Aquatic Centre at 613-933-3586. 

 Sports Fields

Municipal baseball fields can be found at the following locations in the City of Cornwall:

  • Adams Park: Twelfth Street and Sydney Street
  • Broadview Park: Henry Street and Thirteenth Street
  • Joe St. Denis Park: Marlborough Avenue and Fourth Street
  • King George Park: Seventh Street and York Street
  • Kinsmen Park: Third Street and Carleton Street
  • Optimist Park: Sunnyside Street and St. Michel Drive
  • Reg Campbell Park: Leitch Street and Fraser Street

The City of Cornwall also maintains two soccer pitches at Optimist Park.

The Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association maintains and coordinates its own soccer fields on Second Street West between Power Dam Drive and Saunders Drive.

For the following issues requiring immediate attention, please call the Civic Complex (613-938-9400) during business hours, or call the duty sub-foreman at Public Works (613-932-5354) after hours and on weekends. Please note that if there is criminal activity or vandalism in the park, call 911.

  • Lights are on past 11 p.m.
  • Doors to washrooms or storage areas left open
  • Playground equipment broken
  • Fallen branches or trees
  • Swimming pool gates left open after hours
 Tennis Courts

NEW!  Adult Drop In Tennis Program
Mattice Park - Monday Evenings 6 - 8 pm
Starting June 3, 2019 

Join Us For Tennis 

Do you love tennis?  Do you love to have fun?  If you answered yes, our new social tennis program takes place on Monday evenings at the Mattice Court begining at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome to join in for a fun evening of doubles tennis for only $1 per week.  Beginner and experienced players can expect to meet like-minded players to enjoy the courts in a relaxed atmosphere.  Your hosts, Pat and Suzanne, will organize participants to ensure friendly and challenging games.  No registration required just bring your racket and join us on the courts.


For more information please call the Benson Centre at 613-938-9898 ext 2 or ext 0 after 5:00 p.m.


Click here for Drop In Adult Tennis Poster

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Looking for a tennis court to practice your backhand, serve, or volley? Stop by one of the City of Cornwall's six double outdoor tennis courts. Use of the courts is on a first come, first play basis.

  • Broadview Park: Henry Street and Thirteenth Street
  • Kinsmen Park: Third Street and Carleton Avenue
  • Mattice Park: Edward Street and Lennox Street
  • Riverdale Park: Riverdale Avenue and Peter Street
  • Terry Fox Memorial Park: Mercier Avenue and Ross Avenue

Pickleball Courts
Pickleball courts are now available at Broadview Park and Terry Fox Park.  Dedicated pickleball court time is available on Monday and Wednesdays at Broadview Park, while Terry Fox hosts pickleball first on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Indoor Pickleball Courts
Four indoor pickleball courts are available for rent at the Benson Centre at 613-938-9898 x 2


Indoor Tennis, Pickleball & Badminton

Indoor tennis, badminton and pickleball courts at the Benson Centre.  Please call 613-938-9898 ext. 0 for more information on available dates, times and fees.


For more information about outdoor tennis courts, please call the Benson Centre at 613-938-9898. The Benson Centre offers indoor tennis, badminton and pickleball courts.

Please click here to email Lorne Taillon

Leisure Arts Coordinator
800 Seventh Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
Phone: 613-938-9898 ext. 4012
Fax: 613-938-8855
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Lorne Taillon
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800 Seventh Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-938-9898 ext. 4012
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