NEW: Parks and trails are smoke-free

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 - Open

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! 

Location
St. Francis de Sales Park
419 Second Street West

 Big Ben Ski Centre - Closed

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 skibigben@gmail.com

Click here for Big Ben Ski Centre Brochure.

Click here for beginner ski and snowboard lesson registration.

 Marina 200 - Closed

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 10 to October 4, 2020 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 - Open

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 - Closed

Outdoor pools are closed for the season.

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 - Closed

Enjoy volunteer- run outdoor rinks in Cornwall! Weather conditions and the availability of volunteers play an important role in the opening date and quality of outdoor rinks.

Rink hours during the winter season are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Optimist and King George Park feature lights, which are on from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly)

Rink locations:

  • Alexander Park - Ninth and Adolphus
  • Dover Heights Park - Dover and Robertson
  • Grant Park - Kennedy and Grant
  • King George Park - Seventh and York
  • Lamoureux Park - Water St
  • Mattice Park - Edward St
  • Memorial Park - Bedford and Third
  • Menard Park - Concorde Ave 
  • Optimist Park - Sunnyside and St. Michel 
  • Reg Campbell Park - Leitch and Fraser
  • Terry Fox Park - Mercier and Ross
Pickleball Courts - Outdoor Closed/Indoor Open
Pickleball is a sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong.  It looks like tennis, sounds like ping pong and favours the same on-your-toes action of badminton.  Pickleball is a sport in its own right, and by all accounts it is the fast-growing sport in not only Cornwall but Ontario, Canada and North America!!

In teams of two, players use small paddles to volley a ball, similar to a wiffleball, back and forth over the net.  It is a game that is appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels and the rules are simple, making it a great introductory sport. Pickleball can also be quite the challenging, fast-paced, and competitive game when people become more experienced at playing.

Outdoor Pickleball Courts
Currently the City of Cornwall operates 16 outdoor pickleball courts.  Pickleball courts are available for play 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.  Use of the courts is on a first come, first play basis.  Thank you for your cooperation. 
Pickleball CourtsFirst Priority
 Broadview Park (499 Henry Street) Mondays and Wednesdays 
 Terry Fox Park (304 Mercier Avenue West)  Tuesdays and Thursdays
Indoor Pickleball Courts
Four indoor courts are available for rent at the Benson Centre.  Please call 613-938-9898 x 0 for more information on available dates, times and fees. 
 
For more information on Drop-in Pickleball at the Benson Centre, please click here.

Pickleball Online
Go to www.pickleballontario.org to learn more.

Local pickleball players have set up and encourage you to visit their Facebook Group “Cornwall Pickleball.”
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 Recreational Path - Open

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 - Open

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 - Closed

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.
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.
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.
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 - Open

Municipal softball 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 - Outdoor Closed/Indoor Open

Click here to learn more about playing tennis during COVID-19.

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Looking for a tennis court to practice your backhand, serve, or volley? Stop by one of the City of Cornwall's five 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


Indoor Tennis, Pickleball & Badminton

Book indoor tennis, badminton and pickleball courts at the Benson Centre by calling 613-938-9898 ext. 0.

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