When it comes to parks and beautiful green spaces, Mississauga may beat out even Toronto. With over 500 parks sprinkled throughout the city, it’s easy to find space to relax and enjoy quality time with your friends and family. Playgrounds, splash pads, sports fields and breathtaking gardens are everywhere. There are even leash-free zones that let your dog join in the fun.
Whether you want to relax and unwind or enjoy a heart-pumping game of tag or soccer, Mississauga is the place to be. You’ll even find spectacular works of public art as you stroll through the greenery.
There are so many fun, beautiful parks around that it’s hard to choose a favourite. However, here are a few of our top contenders.
Streetsville Memorial Park
Where can you find a soccer field, baseball diamond, hiking trails with views of the Credit River, a playground and an outdoor pool all in one place? Head on over to Streetsville Memorial Park, located at 355 Church St, adjacent to Vic Johnston’s Community Centre – the only community-operated, not-for-profit community centre in Mississauga, widely known across the city for its hockey programs.
This park is the highlight of the summer but is beautiful all year round. There is always something to do. There are nature trails, expansive flat grassy areas and a few riverside spots where you can relax as you watch the ducks & geese float on the water, or admire the wildflowers in the spring. Many people come to see the salmon migrate up the river at the end of the summer/beginning of the fall season (however fishing is not permitted). Streetsville Memorial Park is also best known to many as the home of one of Mississauga’s most loved events, the Bread and Honey Festival.
Curious about Streetsville? Learn more in our neighbourhood guide here.
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As the largest park in Mississauga, Erindale has everything you need to get out and enjoy nature. There’s a playground and hiking trail with breathtaking creekside views. But it’s especially fun in the winter. Why? The toboggan hill is easily one of the top five in the city, and there’s no greater rush than flying down on your sled.
There will be no more complaining about how cold it is outside! Bundle up and hit the hills with your crazy carpet in hand. The park is located at 1695 Dundas St W, and there is plenty of parking around.
Curious about Erindale? Learn more in our neighbourhood guide here.
Port Credit Memorial Park
Take a drive over to 40 Lakeshore Rd East, and you’ll arrive at Port Credit Memorial Park. It’s right on the waterfront with a recently-updated and expansive children’s playground, picnic areas, a skate park and trails to hike and cycle on, and the marina is close by. During peaceful times you may catch a glimpse of swans and ducks floating serenely on the water.
What a beautiful escape from hectic city life! There are benches all around where you can sit and enjoy the scenery and the sight of the people passing by. There are plenty of restaurants nearby, and it’s also the scene for some of Mississauga’s exciting events, including the Summer Concert Series and the Lights & Ice Winterfest.
Curious about Port Credit? Find out more in our neighbourhood guide right here!
Mattamy Sports Park
This massive 57-acre park has it all! It’s adjacent to Churchill Meadows Community Centre, which offers an aquatic centre, a library, a gymnasium and warm water therapeutic pool and even a teaching kitchen. The outdoor park offers two massive soccer fields and an indoor dome, hiking trails, a multi-purpose court, a skatepark, a splash pad, and outdoor fitness equipment. Mattamy Sports Park is truly for anyone of all ages! The playground is amazing, and children will spend many happy hours running, climbing, spinning and jumping. The park is located at 5320 Ninth Line, and parking is readily available.
Want to know more about Churchill Meadows? Check out our neighbourhood guide right here.
Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
It may sound like something out of a spelling bee, but Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens looks like it’s straight out of a dream. The azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom in May and June, but you’ll find other perennials and shrubs to treat your eyes all summer long.
There are few places in the city that are more peaceful and scenic, and you can spend hours exploring the garden and waterfront trails. The gardens are located at 666 Lakeshore Rd W. Admission is free, and parking is easily accessible. If you need a change in scenery, Richard’s Memorial Park provides incredible waterfront views and is just up the road. It’s an excellent alternative to Jack Darling Park, which gets quite busy at times.
Want to know more about what Lorne Park offers? You can find our neighbourhood guide right here.
Would you love to be transported to another country without the hassle of packing or getting on a plane? Then don’t miss these Japanese-style gardens in downtown Mississauga (near Square One).
The park is named after Mississauga’s sister city in Japan. And yes, you’ll be interested to know that there is a Mississauga Park in Japan in the city of Kariya!
The best times to visit are in late April and early May, when the cherry blossoms and magnolia blooms provide a mesmerizing feast for your eyes. Kariya Park is always clean and well maintained and allows you to find peace and tranquillity in the middle of a hectic day. There are no long trails to wander on, making it more suitable for lazing about.
Kariya Park is located in the City Centre in the heart of Mississauga. Find out more about the neighbourhood right here.
Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
Are you looking for somewhere scenic to spend a memorable afternoon with your loved ones? Look no further than the trails and wetlands at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, located at 1180 Lakeshore West.
Keep your eyes open and your camera ready. Wildlife sightings are common, including rabbits, deer, foxes, beavers, and all kinds of birds. You may even catch sight of a turtle basking in the sun.
This park is a popular destination in the spring and summer, but is beautiful at any time of the year. The raised boardwalk trail is perfect for winter hikes, where you can see the land covered in glistening white snow without trampling through the mud. The burst of colour in the Fall will take your breath away.
Curious about the Clarkson neighbourhood? Find out more right here.
Lake Aquitaine Park
Who would have thought such a peaceful oasis could exist amidst the bustle of the busy city? You’ll find beautiful trails, outdoor workout stations, a children’s splash pad and even a fishing pond. If you’re out for exercise and a brisk walk, you can finish the loop in about an hour. Or you can take time to smell the wildflowers as you wile away the afternoon.
Ready to start this nature adventure? Set your GPS to Aquitaine Avenue in Mississauga.
Want to know more about Meadowvale? Check out our neighbourhood guide right here.
Lakefront Promenade Park
Lakefront Promenade Park is located in Lakeview, which is currently undergoing a massive revitalization by the city. It boasts the largest splash pad in Mississauga, where children and the young at heart can run around and cool off. There’s a playground for the little ones, a waterfront boardwalk, and a leash-free zone means your dog can come along for the ride.
Covered picnic tables make it easy to rest and recharge with snacks and refreshments. Before you go, make sure you try skipping some stones along the rocky beach to see who can throw the farthest!
Plenty of parking and year-round restroom facilities make it easy to visit Lakeside Park as often as your family desires.