From sport fields to playgrounds to picnic areas, Mississauga’s parks and green spaces are a great place to visit to enjoy the warm weather, get outside and be active. There are more than 500 parks and green spaces in Mississauga, each with a unique offering. This summer, consider getting out and exploring all the neat things our parks have to offer.
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You can find a nautical-themed community playground at Fairwinds Park. It features a variety of accessible structures and sculptures which allow children of all ages and abilities to play. The ship is set on an angle to offer play opportunities for higher and lower challenges. There are also accessible nets close to the ground, along with climbing holds on the ship to allow adventurers to scale the ship.
In the park, you can also find a basketball court, outdoor fitness equipment, pickleball and tennis courts, trails and natural areas.
Just a short throw away
Disc golf is a sport that has gained popularity in recent years. Disc golf has similar rules to traditional golf where players throw a disc from a tee-off area into a metal basket mounted in the ground. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws.
In Mississauga, you can play disc golf at Dellwood Park and Spruce Park. The courses are beginner friendly and open year round.
Find bees and butterflies in the tallgrass prairies
Less than three per cent of tallgrass prairies remain in Ontario, and Mississauga is home to two of these tallgrass prairie ecosystems. Tallgrass prairies are home to many pollinators like bees, beetles and butterflies, and are maintained by fire to help get rid of invasive woody plants. The City uses controlled burns to help maintain this rare ecosystem.
You can find tallgrass prairies at Jack Darling Memorial Park and Lorne Park Prairie.
Take in vibrant and thought-provoking artwork
From sculptures to monuments to integrated artworks, public art can be found in parks across Mississauga. Public art contributes to the unique identity of the city and draws on Mississauga’s natural and living heritage, culture and environment.
You can find beautiful public art in various parks including:
Say goodbye to a loved one
This year, the City has installed its first wind phone at Streetsville Public Cemetery. Usually in a private area, a wind phone is an unconnected phone where people can reach out to a lost loved one. The purpose of the phone is to help people cope with the sudden loss of a friend or family member. Anyone who wishes to use the wind phone is welcome to do so in solitude.
For more information or to find a park in your neighbourhood, visit: mississauga.ca/parks.