Parks & Beaches

Heron Sculptures in Confederation Park. ( March 2023 )

Joel Stone Heritage Park & Beach
A small urban sand beach with a roped shallow swim area, a deep water swim area marked at boating channel, a deep water dock with ladders and benches,  a raft with ladder. There are bike racks and some parking. Public washrooms, picnic tables, benches are found in a large mowed grass park area with paved walking paths and some tree shade. For the young crowd there is a splash pad and a play structure. Dogs must be leashed in the park, cleaned up after and are not allowed on the beach. Only a short walk away you will find the 1000 Islands History Museum, Thousand Island Boat Museum, 1000 Island Kayaking and 1000 Island Cruises.

Steelworkers Park
On River Street between First and Machar Streets. This park has a wide walking path along the Gananoque River running from the “Hudson Bridge” to the dog park. Along this path you will find a nice bench area, a viewing platform at the river edge, a paddle craft launching dock. A plaque about the park’s history is found by the dog park and parking area. From the there you can cross the river on the “Rail to Trail” Bridge and find yourself at “Confederation Park” in just a couple of minutes.

Town Hall Park

Gananoque Rotary Beach Park
On Bay Road to the west of Gananoque Marina. A tiny sand beach, marked at boating channel start, and not recommended for swimming.  It is a good spot for launching kayaks and canoes but swimming is not recommended. There is some parking and washrooms can be found at the marina.  A picnic shelter and picnic tables with a view of the River and Islands make it a pleasant place to stay a while. Dogs must be cleaned up after in the park area.

Confederation Park

Agnes Maule Machar Park

Gananoque Dog Park
On River Street in the “Steelworkers’ Park” (between First and Machar Streets.) Hours of operation 8am to sunset. Rules for use are posted on the gate.
click here for the facebook group for dog park

Gananoque Horticultural Society Park

Gananoque Skate Park

Kinsmen Park
On Stone Street North between Georgiana and Ann Streets this park is on the shore of the Gananoque River. A rough foot path follows the runs along the river side. There is a bench at the south end and several picnic tables at the north end. There are no washrooms anywhere close, but there are a couple of garbage pails, usually one at each end of the park. About 1km off the 401 it is a great place to grab a break and enjoy.

Lions Bicycle Park

Dempster Drive Playground & Park

Oak Street Playground & Park
The path that runs from Oak Street through this neighbourhood park and on up to Third Street is part of the walking trail that was the rail line for the 1000 Island Railway. The park is home to one of Gananoque’s community gardens. There is a picnic table, a bench and garbage pail, but washrooms close by. The play equipment provided consists of a swing set, a climber, and a basket ball hoop on an asphalt pad.

– Town of Gananoque Parks Info page