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Parks, Playgrounds & Trails

Parks, Playgrounds & Trails

The Township of Wellington North has a number of beautifully maintained parks, playgrounds and trails to meet your needs. These spaces are open to the public and each location offers a variety of amenities.

Community parks and playgrounds encourage children to be more active, provide a space for immersive and passive play, and improve quality of life by bringing people together and creating a sense of belonging. Many of our playgrounds are being upgraded with new equipment and surfacing to meet the diverse needs in our community.

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    Arthur Optimist Outdoor Rink - 158 Domville St.

    In addition, we are fortunate to have many recreation amenities available for residents and visitors to enjoy through fundraising partnerships with our local community groups and organizations!

    • Arthur BIA Outdoor Gym (2021)
    • MacDonald-Schwindt Lions Splash Pad (2019)
    • Arthur Optimist Splash Pad (2017)
    • Mount Forest Skate Park
    • Brent Barnes Memorial Skatepark (2022)
    • Arthur Optimist Outdoor Rink (installed annually)
    West Luther Rail Trail at dawn

    We are fortunate to have approximately 18 linear kilometres of trails in our community. This beautiful and diverse trail system was developed in large part through agreements with private landowners, and is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers and staff. Many of the trails are enjoyed year-round for walking, cycling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 

    Arthur Community Park

    Located on the south end of the village on Hwy 6 along the Conestoga River.
    Type: Park

    Arthur Lions Park

    Located at the beginning of the Arthur River Trail and next to a coffee shop, this playground is a great option for a summer outing. This quaint playground and park feature a natural tree canopy that provides ample shade from the summer sun. 
    Type: Park
    Arthur Lions Playground

    Arthur Opti-Mrs. Playground & Picnic Shelter

    Located at the Arthur & Area Community Centre and Fairgrounds, this playground is a hub of activity for children and families. The playground was newly built in 2021 and is located beside the outdoor pool and Arthur Optimist Splash Pad (2017). The…
    Type: Park
    Arthur OptiMrs Playground

    Bill Moody Lions Playground and Picnic Shelter

    Officially opened June 1st, 2013, this park contains playground equipment in a fenced in area and a picnic shelter. The surfacing was upgraded in the summer of 2021.
    Type: Park
    Bill Moody Playground

    Lion Roy Grant Pool Park

    Various playground equipment including swings, climbers, spring toys, etc.
    Type: Park

    Luther Marsh Conservation Area

    Containing over 13,000 acres of biological diversity, the Luther Marsh is one of southern Ontario's largest inland wetlands and is located within the Township of Wellington North. Surrounding the open marsh reservoir are lowland swamps, shrubby bogs,…
    Type: Trail

    Mount Forest Lions Hutchinson Park & Lion Merv Weber Playground

    On the corner of Birmingham & Queen Street in Mount Forest, this park and playground was newly renovated and dedicated by the Mount Forest Lions Club, in June 2018. Various playground equipment including swings, climbers, maypole, etc.
    Type: Park
    Lion Merv Weber Playground, Mount Forest

    Mount Forest Skateboard Park

    Located at Campbell deVore Park, off Cork Street and Princess Street, was established in May 2005 to improve skateboarding facilities. In 2012, new equipment including ramps, rails, etc. was installed with the assistance of the Ontario Trillium…
    Type: Park
    Skateboard park at Campbell de Vore Park, Mount Forest.

    River Trail

    This walking trail was officially opened on Saturday, Sept. 14th, 2013. The Trail is located at he Arthur Lions Park on Highway 6, in Arthur. The Trail is 4km in length with several loops and side trails. It is open from Dawn to Dusk daily.
    Type: Trail
    River Trail, Arthur