Midland Parks Department
The Town of Midland Parks system encompasses over 240 acres of parkland throughout 20 community parks. The Parks system offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of leisure and sporting activities in a safe and well maintained environment.
A walk through Midland's Municipal Parks reveals many peaceful surroundings and scenic vistas complete with paved and natural trails, urban forests, naturalized areas, formal landscapes, sports fields, picnic areas, covered picnic shelters, basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, disc golf, playground equipment as well as washroom facilities.
Many of our parks and facilities are also wheelchair accessible. For a map of park locations, please click on the following link: Midland Parks Map.
Our extensive Rotary Trail, which forms a part of the Trans Canada Trail System, offers over three kilometers of paved trail running along the beautiful waterfront of Georgian Bay. It encompasses the Pete Pettersen Park area, extends throughout the Town Dock and Harbourside Park area and into the Tiffin By the Bay Development. Midland Trails Map
Midland Rotary Waterfront Trail - Historical Sign Location Map
Our landscaped areas within our parks are designed to accommodate the natural surroundings, as well as encourage wildlife inhabitants into our urban parkland environments. The Town of Midland takes pride in our unique naturalization program that is taking place along the Rotary Trail and within Little Lake Park, Tom McCullough Park, Gawley Park, Huronia Park, Sunrise Park, Glenbrook Gardens and Tiffin Park. The Parks Division has adopted site rehabilitation and naturalization efforts as part of our initiative to rejuvenate and preserve the park landscapes as they once were. The Town of Midland strongly believes in protecting and preserving sensitive areas within our parks by avoiding human encroachment in these areas. Please enjoy our natural areas responsibly by staying on the nature trails provided. For more information on Natural Regeneration in Midland's Municipal Parks please click on the following link: Natural Regeneration Brochure.
Off-Leash Dog Parks
There are two off leash dog parks located in part of Little Lake Park and Tiffin Park in the Town of Midland. Dog Owners must pre-register at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Customer Service Office (no fees apply.) OPEN to all dogs with a current valid dog tag.
Thinking of hosting an outdoor event in one of Midland's Beautiful Parks?
If you are interested in hosting an outdoor event such as a wedding, family reunion, picnic, birthday, anniversary or sporting event, then consider reserving one of our many park areas and/or facilities.
The following facilities are available for a nominal fee
between the months of May and October:
Pete Pettersen Park Picnic Shelter
Little Lake Park Picnic Shelter
Little Lake Park Rotary Stage
Beach Volleyball Courts
No admission fee for the Outdoor Basketball Courts and Skateboard Park.
If you are interested in booking any of our park areas or facilities, please contact
Madelaine Twitchin, Executive Assistant, Parks and Recreation Department
at (705) 526-4770; ext 3201 or by email email@example.com for rates and availability.
Disc Golf Course - Little Lake Park
What is Disc Golf?
Disc Golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs;however, players use a flying disc, or frisbee. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the "hole". The hole can be one of a number of disc golf targets; the most common is called a Pole Hole an elevated metal basket. As a player progresses down the fairway, he or she must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw has landed. The trees, shrubs, and terrain changes located in and around the fairways providing challenging obstacles. Finally, the "putt" lands in the basket and the hole is completed.
Disc Golf is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, male and female, giving the opportunity to take part in a mainstream activity.
Disc Golf is so easy to learn, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities, and proceed from there.
Try a game today. Click on the link below for your map and score sheet. Have fun!!!
Disc Golf Map and Score Sheet
Music in the Park
Music in the Park hosted by the Rotary Club is held at Little Lake Park Bandstand, Midland every Sunday evenings during the months of June, July and August. To find out times and bands, please click here.
Any person or group can dedicate a Flowerbed, Tree and/or Park Bench in memory of a departed family member or friend, celebrate the birth of a new child, graduating class, anniversary or to acknowledge service club members, organizations and/or businesses.
Whatever your reason, the Flowerbed, Tree and/or Park Bench you choose to sponsor will help to ensure that the "Greening of Midland" continues. Your sponsorship will also demonstrate your civic pride and commitment to the environment.
For more information on these Dedication Programs, please contact
Dave Hamelin, Parks and Harbour Manager (705) 526-4770; Ext. 3205. or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Special Events
|April 28||Huronia Hall Marathon|
|May 5||Pete Pettersen Park Picnic Shelter||Steps for Life Walk|
|May 8||Midland Cenotaph||Candlelight Tribute Ceremonies|
|May 18||Little Lake Park Picnic Shelter||Horticultural Society Plant Sale|
|May 26||Rotary Trail||Lions Club Walk for Dog Guides|
|June 9||Little Lake Park Rotary Stage||Church Service|
|June 22 - 23||Little Lake Park Picnic Shelter & Disc Golf||Disc Golf Tournament|
|July 1||Little Lake Park||Canada Day Celebrations|
|July 8 - 12||Little Lake Park Tennis Courts||Multi Sports Camp|
|July 12 - 14||Little Lake Park||Georgian Bay Thunder Run|
|July 19 - 20||Arena/Pete Pettersen Park Ball Diamond||Puck and Ball Tournament|
|August 30 - September 1||Little Lake Park||Midland BikeFest|