Parks and Green Spaces

COVID-19 Notice

The Township of North Kawartha is taking actions to help protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our COVID-19 page to stay informed of closures/changes to Township services, amenities, and programs. The Township is taking a cautious, "staggered approach" to re-opening the North KawarthaWilson Park, and Glen Alda Community Centres, to ensure public safety, and in compliance with Provincial Government orders, and Peterborough Public Health recommendations
Programs and/or services at the Community Centres gradually resumed (with restrictions), beginning September 14th. The Fitness Centre opened September 28th, and the NKCC ice surface on October 2nd. Other programming continues to be gradually implemented.   

Face coverings/masks must be worn, in accordance with the Peterborough Public Health directives when entering Municipal Buildings, and use hand-sanitizer provided at the entrances. Please review our screening poster upon entering, and do not attend any Municipal Buildings if you are sick or have any symptoms. 

In compliance with Provincial Government orders, to ensure public safety, provincial parks have re-opened and are gradually expanding allowable activities and available amenities. To see the latest updates on Ontario Parks and COVID-19, click here

Natural and tended spaces are plentiful in North Kawartha and the surrounding area. There are two Provincial Parks within North Kawartha Township, in addition to numerous other attractions and natural wonders. Scroll through the drop-downs below, to see locations which variously offer everything from baseball diamonds and boat launches, to playgrounds, picnic areas, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis/pickleball courts, and more!

Baseball Diamonds

Wilson Park

The Wilson Park Community Centre (WPCC and Park)
66 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0
For more information, or to book the hall or park,
Contact us at 705-656-4445  

Baseball Diamond and Bleachers at Wilson Park

Apsley Public School

Apsley Public School
238 Burleigh Street, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
To inquire about availability and to book, 
Contact School Rentals at 705-742-9773 

Apsley Public School Ball Diamond image

Lion's Park

Lion's Park
335 McFadden Road, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
To inquire about availability and to book,
Contact 705-656-4744 

Baseball Diamond at Lion's Park

Boat Launches

COVID-19 Notice

Municipal water access points (boat launches) are open, with a reminder that if any of the open recreational amenities are busy, please come back another time, do not overcrowd. Individuals who use the opened amenities are required to physically distance (stay 2 metres or 6 feet apart), unless they are members of the same household or social circle.  As these areas are unsupervised, User Assumes All Risks and Liability.

In compliance with Provincial Government orders, to ensure public safety, provincial parks have re-opened and are gradually expanding allowable activities and available amenities. To see the latest updates on Ontario Parks and COVID-19, click here. 

There are many public access points (boat launches or landings) throughout North Kawartha. They are listed in alphabetical order below:

  • Anstruther Lake - Anstruther Lake Road, south shore (within The Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park
  • Big Cedar Lake - at the end of Haultain Road 
    • Big Cedar Lake - at the end of Julian Lake Road
  • Chandos Lake - 2929 County Road 620 
    • Chandos Lake - Mac Bullied Road
    • Chandos Lake - at the end of McCauley Road, South Bay
  • Coon Lake - Fire Route 44
  • Eels Lake - Eels Lake Landing Road, south shore 
  • Jack Lake - via the boundary road between Havelock- Belmont-Methuen and Burleigh
  • Lasswade Lake - McCauley Road
  • Loon Call Lake - within The Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park
  • Long Lake - within The Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park
  • Stoney Lake - wharf at the end of Mt. Julian Road
  • Tallan Lake - on Tallan Lake Road
  • Wolf Lake - within The Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Provincial Park

Please Note:
Weather, water levels and amount of use may affect how easy it will be to use each Boat Launch. Four-wheel drive or a pick-up truck may be needed in certain conditions.

Zebra Mussels
You should wash the hull of your boat before launching to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels.

Eels Creek Canoe Park

The Eels Creek Canoe Park is located on Northey's Bay Road, at the bridge, which is about 8 kms from Highway 28.

At the bridge and on the north side of Northey's Bay Road, is a parking lot for day-canoers and/or hikers. From the parking lot are hiking trails and a canoe launch spot into Eels Creek.

Overnight camping and campfires are not allowed. All visitors are required to take their garbage with them. This property is owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), any questions or concerns regarding this location should be directed to the MNR. 

Eels Creek Rest Area

Eels Creek Rest Area is on both sides of Highway 28 between Woodview and Apsley.

  • Covered picnic area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Garbage cans for picnic garbage only
  • Township map and information
  • Public Washrooms

Please note this picnic area is owned and maintained by the Ministry of Transportation.

image of eels creek rest area with picnic shelter

Lions Park

Lion's Park
335 McFadden Road, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
For more information, or to inquire about availability and to book,
Contact 705-656-4744

  • Playground equipment
  • Baseball diamond
  • Soccer nets
  • Hockey nets
  • Basketball nets
  • Covered picnic area

panoramic image of lions park

Playgrounds

Glen Alda

The Glen Alda Community Centre 
3763 Highway 620, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0.
For more information, or to book the hall, 
Contact us at 705-656-4445 

Playground Equipment at Glen Alda

Wilson Park

The Wilson Park Community Centre (WPCC and Park)
66 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0
For more information, or to book the hall or park,
Contact us at 705-656-4445 

Playground Equipment at Wilson Park

Apsley Public School

Apsley Public School
238 Burleigh Street, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
To inquire about availability and to book,
Contact School Rentals at 705-742-9773 

playground area at the Apsley School

Lion's Park

Lion's Park
335 McFadden Road, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
To inquire about availability and to book,
Contact 705-656-4744

playground equipment at Lion's Park

Picnic Areas

Chandos Beach

Chandos Beach 
2821 County Road 620, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
15 minutes north of Apsley

grassy picnic area at Chandos Beach

Glen Alda Community Centre

The Glen Alda Community Centre 
3763 Highway 620, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0.
For more information, or to book the hall, 
Contact us at 705-656-4445

Picnic shelter and picnic tables at Glen Alda

Quarry Bay Beach

Quarry Bay Beach
1986 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0
11 km from Highway 28

picnic area overlooking lake at Quarry Bay Beach

Wilson Park

The Wilson Park Community Centre (WPCC and Park)
66 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0 
For more information, or to book the hall or park, 
Contact us at 705-656-4445

picnic shelter at Wilson Park

Apsley Public School

Apsley Public School
238 Burleigh Street, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0 
To inquire about availability and to book,
Contact School Rentals at 705-742-9773 

Picnic area at Apsley School

Eels Creek Rest Area

Eels Creek Rest Area is on both sides of Highway 28 between Woodview and Apsley.

  • Covered Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Garbage cans for picnic garbage only
  • Township map and information
  • Public Washrooms

Please note this picnic area is owned and maintained by the Ministry of Transportation.

picnic shelter at Eels Creek Park

Lion's Park

Lion's Park
335 McFadden Road, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0 
To inquire about availability and to book,
Contact 705-656-4744

picnic shelter at Lion's Park

Provincial Parks 

Provincial Parks

Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Wilson Park Tennis Court

The double tennis courts at the Wilson Park Community Centre (66 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0) are active from May through  October. The courts can accommodate pickleball as well as traditional  tennis. The pickleball lines are yellow, in order to differentiate them from the white tennis lines.

Additionally, there is the Wilson Park Ladies Tennis Club, for those interested in joining up with like-minded players. For additional information regarding tennis/pickleball memberships please visit our Recreation Programs page and scroll to the Tennis and Pickleball (Seasonal, Outdoor) drop down. The tennis/pickleball courts were extensively refurbished for the 2019 season.

Trail Systems
Trail Systems 
Wilson Park

The Wilson Park Community Centre (WPCC and Park)
66 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON K0L 3E0
For more information, or to book the hall or park,
Contact us at 705-656-4445

  • Tennis/Pickelball courts
  • Playground equipment includes swings
  • Baseball diamond
  • Basketball court
  • Beach Volleyball court 
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • Covered picnic area features:     
    Concrete floor
    Picnic tables
    Electrical Outlets

image of Wilson Park baseball diamond

Other 

 

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