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! 

Location
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

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 Saturday's 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.

Please note:  Registration forms are available December 1st at the Aquatic Centre as well as the Benson Centre.  All Ski & Snowboard registration will take place at Big Ben Ski Hill as of December 1, 2018.  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 email skibigben@gmail.com

Click here for Ski School Registration Form.

Click here for Big Ben Ski Centre Brochure

 Guindon Park

Park User Permit Application

Guindon Park is a 500-acre natural park with picnic areas, hiking trails, a children's play structure and washroom facilities located on Highway 2 west of Power Dam Drive. The park has over 12 km of beautiful cross-country ski trails that are fully accessible for public use and enjoyment.

Cross Country Ski Trail Map

New for 2018 - the Cornwall BMX Track is now open! The new facility off Floral Drive in Guindon Park is run by the Cornwall BMX Club. Click here for more information about the Cornwall BMX Club.

Summer trails are also accessible for equestrian riding from May 1 to October 31, weather permitting. Area horseback riders are required to purchase seasonal or daily trail passes at the Benson Centre during regular business hours.

 Lamoureux Park

Lamoureux Park is a large park running along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River in the Downtown area of Cornwall. The park is named after Lucien Lamoureux, a former Member of Parliament for the Cornwall area and Speaker of the House of Commons from 1966 to 1974.

The park features many points of interest, including: Marina 200, Cornwall Aquatic Centre, Cornwall Civic Complex, Cornwall Curling Centre, Lions' Club Bandshell, Citizen of the Year Walkway, Cornwall Community Museum, Splash Pad, a public boat lunch, the Rotary Eco-Gardens and the Recreational Path.

Click here to view Lamoureux Park points of interest.

In addition to hosting these amenities, Lamoureux Park also serves at the main gathering place for community events and festivals, such as Canada Day Celebrations, Arts in the Park, and Cornwall Seaway Lions Club Ribfest.

Park User Permit applications for use of Lamoureux Park are available at the Benson Centre and Aquatic Centre.

Park User Permit Applications are also available by clicking here


Dogs are permitted in the park. Dog owners are asked to be respectful of other park users who may not be comfortable around dogs. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and the leash should not be any longer than 2 metres/6.5 feet. Dogs must be kept at least 9 metres/30 feet from fixed structures such as the splash pad, playground, and seating areas.

Each dog owner is responsible for maintaining control of their dog and picking up after their pet. Let's all do our part to keep Lamoureux Park looking great!

 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. Marina 200 is managed by a recreation management company, in partnership with the Department of Planning, Parks and Recreation.

This season, Marina 200 is open from May 13 to October 7, 2018 at noon.

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 

The 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 King George Park and Optimist Park feature outdoor lights that are one from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.

2018 outdoor rinks are located in the following parks:

  • Alexander Park - Eighth Street and Adolphus Street
  • Broadview Park - Henry Street and Thirteenth Street
  • Dover Heights Park - Dover Road and Robertson Avenue
  • Grant Park - Kennedy Drive and Grant Avenue
  • King George Park - Seventh Street and York Street
  • 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 
 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

Outdoor Tennis and Pickleball Courts will be closed for the season on Thursday November 1. 

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.

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
  • Joe St. Denis Park: Marlborough Avenue and Fourth 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

 

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.

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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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