There are many natural areas and green spaces in the city of Cambridge where you can enjoy nature and outdoor activities.

Parks Master Plan

Starting in 2023, we're working to develop a Parks Master Plan that will help guide how parks are planned and operated in our city for the next 30 years. 
Your input is important to help us meet the needs of our growing community. 
  • There will be a second online survey available and some in person surveys available at key park locations over the summer
  • Survey #2 runs July 1 - October 1, 2023


The City of Cambridge has more than 416 hectares of parkland.

A number of our parks have picnic areas and playing fields that you can rent. You can even rent Mill Race Park for your wedding photos or ceremony.

Learn about booking and renting a facility or outdoor space.


Cambridge has over 50 km of natural and urban trails throughout the city and 18 km of these trails travel along the historic Speed and Grand Rivers.

Conservation areas

Conservation areas within Cambridge include Shade's Mills park, Dumfries Conservation Area, Chilligo Conservation Area and Valens Conservation Area.


The City is proud to have various plans, strategies and reports supporting forestry in Cambridge, such as our Urban Forest Plan Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan and the Urban Canopy Assessment Report.