Public Parks & Beaches
There are 10 public parks ready to be used in the Township of Brock.
Beaverton Ball Park
The Beaverton Ball Park is located at 176 Main Street, adjacent the Beaverton-Thorah Community Centre. The park contains two lit ball diamonds, complete with benches for players and fans. Public washrooms, concession stand and playground area are also situated next to the ball diamonds. The ball diamonds are available to the public for league use and tournaments.
The ballpark forms part of the fairgrounds, home of the Beaverton Fall Fair held in early September each year.
Parking is available in the arena parking lot or at the west end of Simcoe Street at the ball diamond entrance.
Beaverton Centennial Park & Farm Forum
Beaverton Centennial Park/Farm Forum is located on Lake Simcoe at the intersection of Concession 9 and Shoreline Road (Regional Road No. 47). The park includes a large picnic area, sandy beach, playground and ample parking.
Beaverton Harbour Park
Situated on the shore of Lake Simcoe, the north side of the harbour offers a small picnic area, washrooms, and parking space along the water. The north side is also home to the independently owned and operated Beaverton Marina.
The south side of the harbour has a modern playground area, beaches, public washrooms and a large picnic area. A boat launch and docking slips are also available for public use. The harbour has ample parking, a walk-out pier and family style restaurant. The business section of Beaverton is a short walk away and offers a LCBO, grocery and convenience stores, laundry facilities and fast food or restaurant dining.
In the winter season the harbour is a popular spot for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Local ice hut operations are located at the harbour to take groups out to experience ice fishing on Lake Simcoe.
About the Beaverton Harbour Amenities:
The Beaverton Harbour is home to the Foster Hewitt Memorial Playground, a community project led by The Beaverton Lions Club. The Beaverton Lions Club wanted to overhaul the playground at the harbour to ensure the children in the community had modern and safe equipment that will help them lead active, healthy lives. The new playground includes an accessible surface and accessible playground features.
The Brock Accessible Kayak Dock is the first of its kind on Lake Simcoe and in Durham Region. This project was lead by the Brock Accessible Kayak Dock Committee and the Beaverton Special Events Committee, and would not have been possible without the support of local businesses and residents.
Also lead by the Beaverton Lions Club was the creation of the Randy Skinner Family Splash Pad. In 2012 Lion Randy Skinner had a vision of transforming the Beaverton Harbour into a place for friends and neighbours to gather with their children to socialize and enjoy the outdoors. This vision became reality in June 2013 when the accessible splash pad was opened. In ongoing efforts to ensure the splash pad remains an outstanding destination, the Lions have since added benches, accessible picnic tables and garbage cans. The Splash Pad is open from June 1 to the middle of September from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Beaverton King Street Park
Beaverton King Street Park is located within the urban area of Beaverton across from the local public school. The park offers residents a modern playground, amateur ball diamond and an outdoor tennis court.
Mill Gateway Park
The Mill Gateway Park is located in the downtown core of Beaverton adjacent the Beaver River. The park offers a basketball court, skateboard park, playground equipment and a beach volleyball court. There is also a nature trail that winds through the park along the river’s edge and picnic/rest areas. The Beaver River Museum is located in this park area.
Cannington Clair Hardy Baseball Fields
The Cannington Clair Hardy Baseball Fields is adjacent to the Cannington Arena on Peace Street on the banks of the Beaver River, and offers lit ball diamonds.
|Ball Diamond User Fees (No Association)|
|Description||Fee (including 13% HST where applicable)|
|Per Player / Per Season – Any Age Group||$45.20|
|Non-Licenced Tournament (weekend use of 2 diamonds)||$355.95|
|Licenced Tournament (weekend use of 2 diamonds)||$587.60|
Cannington MacLeod Park
Cannington MacLeod Park lies just south of the main street in Cannington. The park offers a double service tennis court, modern playground area and a large picnic shelter. The park is also home to the Cannington Lawn Bowling Club.
In the near the center of the park sits the cenotaph placed by the Cannington Legion in honour of our war veterans. South of the Beaver River, the park offers a modern playground, and nature trails courtesy of the Cannington Horticultural and Historical Societies. A section of the park also features a permanent concrete skateboard park, one of the largest in Ontario.
The Manilla Park is located just south of Highway 7 on the west side of Simcoe Street. The park offers a lit ball diamond with player and fan benches, a playground area, picnic tables and a horseshoe pit. Located in the park is the Manilla Hall – also available to the public on a rental basis.
Port Bolster Park & Brock Soccer Park
Port Bolster Park & Brock Soccer Park is located off Concession 1 (Thorah) and Thorah Park Blvd. The park offers a large picnic area, boat launch, and modern playground equipment. The park is also home to the Brock soccer fields.
The Sunderland Park is located next to the Sunderland Arena at 20 Park Street. The park offers a basketball court, skateboard park, tennis court, baseball diamonds, picnic shelter and playground equipment.