Lakeside Park


Cherished by neighbours, loved by the community and often described as an urban oasis, Lakeside Park is is quietly tucked away in the heart of our city, near St. Mary's hospital.

The park features many natural habitats, including wetlands, open water, forest and meadow, as well as amenities for active living, such as a playground, toboggan hill, winter skating rink and a paved asphalt pathway that runs from Queens Boulevard to Stirling Avenue.

The large pond, known as Shoemaker Pond, is a key natural feature, surrounded by forest, natural meadow and cut grass.

Lakeside Park provides a rest stop for many migratory and breeding birds, and is home to many different animals.

Be a good steward

When visiting Lakeside Park, please do your part to keep this natural area healthy and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Be a responsible dog owner - stoop and scoop!
  • Leave wildlife alone
  • Do not feed ducks and geese

Management plan

Recently, we teamed up with members of the community to develop an environmental management plan for Lakeside Park that will guide decision-making, address management issues and influence stewardship and restoration actions. The long-term goal of the plan is to enhance the park's health and support proper public use of this natural space.

For more information, please review our action plan and implementation strategy, or contact Josh Shea at 519-741-2600, ext. 4177.

Lakeside Park newsletter

The Lakeside Park News is produced by the Lakeside Park community. The newsletter features stories, articles, pictures and other information about activities and events happening in the area. Stay up to date on the latest news by joining the enews list.

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