COVID-19 Update - Jan 12/21: 

In alignment with the Provincewide Shutdown and the added Emergency Stay at Home Order there are some further restrictions affecting parks, playgrounds and trails.

Trails, playgrounds and open spaces are open for recreational use amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

However, you must continue to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres or more, except when with members of the same household.

Outdoor gathering limits are set at no more than 5 people together at any time. 

We welcome you to our parks!

The City of Cambridge has over 365 hectares of parkland and green space. Search for a park, including location information.

Please be respectful and aware of the following park rules and regulations:

  • Regular park hours are closed between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in any public park
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times and that dog owners are responsible to "Stoop and Scoop" and dispose of their waste
  • Fireworks are not permitted in any park without a permit
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on park grounds or on any trails
  • Parking is not permitted on grass areas; only in designated parking areas
  • Open fires are not permitted in any park
  • Charcoal BBQ's are not permitted; only propane BBQ's are permitted for use
  • There is no camping or overnight parking permitted in any park
  • Removal or damage to any plants, shrubs, flowers and trees is not permitted
  • It is not permitted to injure, hunt, trap, or disturb any animal or bird, or destroy, damage or disturb the nest or den or egg of any fish, bird or animal
  • There is no dumping allowed in any park
  • Property encroachment onto city land is not permitted
  • Sporting areas, spectator areas, playgrounds, splash pads and any area within 20 metres of any sporting or spectator areas are smoke and vape-free, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Failure to follow any of the above regulations is a chargeable offence.

For other rules and regulations related to our parks, please view our full list of City by-laws.

Picnics and sporting events - Bookings are not being taken at this time

A number of these parks have picnic areas and sports fields that you can rent. Learn how to book and rent a facility.  

Large group functions or events - Currently Not Permitted

Activities and gatherings of more than 40 people require special approvals if involving, inflatables, dunk tanks, and amplified music or announcements. Call the Administration Office at (519) 623-1340 ext. 4235 for more information.

Weddings - No reservations are being taken at this time

You can book Mill Race Park for your wedding photos or ceremony. You need to make a reservation for wedding ceremonies or wedding pictures at this location.

Other great locations, for wedding photos only, that don't require a reservation are Soper Park Gardens and Riverside Park Gardens (near the greenhouse).

Park Dedication Bench Program

The City of Cambridge offers a Memorial Dedication Bench program within its many beautiful parks. The program runs April 1st - September 30th. You can order a bench and a plaque to celebrate the memory of a loved one.  Please contact Park Operations at 519-740-4681 ext. 4850, MastI@cambridge.ca for more information.