Contact: Recreation & Culture 613-256-1077

Municipal By-law: All dogs must be on a leash

Parks and Playgrounds 

 Appleton Bay Park - 510 River Road, Almonte
  • Play structure
  • Boat launch
 Augusta Street Park - 81 Mercier Street, Almonte

Over the years Augusta Street Park has undergone some changes largely because of the volunteers “Friends of Augusta Street Park”.

  • Play structure
  • Community gardens
  • BMX track
  • Pedestrian foot bridge
  • NBA sponsored basketball court
  • Small playing field
  • Outdoor rink in winter
 Clayton Taylor Park - Tatlock Road, Almonte
  • Boat launch
  • Picnic tables
  • Scenic waterfront
 Coleman Island Park - 30 Wellington Street, Almonte
  • Open space
 Don Maynard Park - 39 Gale Street, Almonte
  • Open space
  • Don Maynard Park has been adopted by a group of volunteers under the Adopt a Park Program
Five Span Bridge Park - County Road 29, Pakenham
  • Riverfront
  • Picnic tables
  • Shade structure
 Fred Millar Park - 106 Margaret Street (behind Stewart Community Centre)
  • Open space
  • Ball diamond
  • Beach area
  • Canteen and washrooms
  • Open space
  • Soccer fields (2)
 Gemmill Park - 186 Bridge Street, Almonte

The land for Gemmill Park was donated by the Gemmill family on the condition that it become a park and was planted with thousands of trees.

Enjoy over 15 acres of bush, trails and outdoor sports and activity areas, offering something for residents and visitors of all ages.

The Gemmill Park campus now includes;

  • Accessible pathways
  • Accessible washrooms
  • Ball diamonds- lights
  • Basketball court (newly renovated - summer of 2020)
  • Disc Golf course
  • Natural amphitheater (great for sliding in the winter)
  • Open space
  • Play structures
  • Soccer/football fields
  • Splash pad (Open 9am – 9pm June to September)
  • Skateboard park
  • Swings
  • Tennis court
  • 400- metre track
 James Street Park - 196 James Street, Almonte
  • Play structure
  • Open space

Kirkland Park - Mill Street behind the Post Office

  • Picnic Tables
  • Benches
  • Shade
  • Riverfront
 MacGregor Park - 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte
  • Ball diamond (no lights)
  • Soccer field
  • Open space
 Meadowglen Park - 207 Spring Street, Almonte
  • Basketball court
  • Play structure
  • Open space
 McIntosh Park - 135 Thorburn Street, Almonte
  • Basketball court
  • Play structure
  • Open space
 Metcalfe Geoheritage Park - 250 Almonte Street West, Almonte

Metcalfe Geoheritage Park was named in honour of Dr. Archibald Metcalfe (1869-1962), local physician for 63 years, town councillor and Mayor (at least 7 terms), and the driving force to establish the Almonte hydro electric generating station.

The first of its kind in Canada this showcase community project was coordinated from 2004 – 2016 with the participation of community volunteers, and municipal staff, as members of the initial Almonte Geoheritage Project, and later as the Almonte Geoheritage Committee and the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park Committee.

Mississippi River Power Corporation has adopted the park and is now the caretaker of the park.

  • Boat launch
  • Geoheritage rock display
  • Open space
  • Picnic tables
  • Washrooms

For more information please visit the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park website.

 Mill Run Park
The Mill Run Park is located in the newly developed Mill Run Estates subdivision. It is currently in the planning stages.
 Riverfront Estates Central Park - Jack Dalgity Street, Almonte

This newly constructed park features:

  • Open space
  • Play structures
  • Soccer field
  • Walking paths
Riverfront Estates Waterfront Park - Spring Street, Almonte
Phase 5 of the Riverfront Estates subdivision is currently under construction 2020.
 Wylie Street Park - 370 Wylie Street, Almonte
  • Play Structure
  • Open space
  • Small basketball court

Trails

 Almonte Lagoon Birding Complex
 

The Almonte Lagoons are situated behind the Waste Water Treatment plant and are accessed from Ramsay Conc. 8, 100 m north of County Road 16, across from the Auld Kirk Cemetery.

The complex includes a trail through a small woodlot into the Al Potvin observation tower that overlooks the north end of the lagoon. From there a trail runs 150 m east to the Mike McPhail Bird Viewing Shelter that overlooks the east side of the lagoon. This complex is all on Municipal property.

In addition to the woodlot, which is good for forest bird observations, there is an open field where you can observe field birds. During the spring and fall, the lagoon features many hundreds of duck and other migrating shore birds resting and feeding.

The facilities in the lagoon complex were erected and maintained by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN).

OVRT (Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail)
 

The OVRT is a multi-use corridor which allows for motorized vehicles, bikes and pedestrians year-round.

The County of Lanark is responsible for the management and the construction of the trails through Mississippi Mills.

To find out more information visit Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail 

Residents can also email trails@lanarkcounty.ca or call 613-267-1353 if they would like more information, or have questions/concerns regarding maintenance, safety or conflict. If it is an emergency please call 9-1-1.

 Riverwalk Almonte

A scenic walk along the Mississippi River in historic downtown Almonte, Ontario

Beginning at the Almonte Old Town Hall, follow a winding path through town with information boards to guide your journey along the Mississippi. Along the Riverwalk are stunning views of the falls, historic woolen mills revamped into condos, and a beautiful view of heritage Mill Street! No matter what time of day, the Riverwalk provides a delightful and enlightening experience.

Brochures available in the Information Office, located at the Almonte Old Town Hall.

Bridge Street, Almonte

Riverwalk Brochure

Veteran's Memorial Walkway

A unique joint venture between the Municipality of Mississippi Mills and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240 Almonte, the idea of a living memorial to our veterans dates back to 2003. The local legion would sell and plant red maple trees to families who wanted to honour a veteran and the municipality would maintain the site. Currently there are more than 120 red maple trees planted along a well maintained pathway between Perth and Bridge streets. Each tree is identified with the name of the honouree (some still living, others departed) and there is a central map of the site so that families can easily find their tree.