McLennan Park has a large accessible play area, splashpad, basketball court, skatepark, dog park and more. You can access the park from one of the many trails that come together here or park your car in the central parking lot.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. About McLennan Park
  3. Location
  4. Parking and transit
  5. Washrooms
  6. Park features
  7. Court rentals

COVID-19 updates

City of Kitchener parks and trails remain open for walkthrough access, outdoor amenities are closed

Ontario is in a state of emergency and under a stay-at-home order. This is in addition to the current provincewide shutdown.

The Province of Ontario has added further restrictions to the stay-at-home order, including the closure of outdoor amenities such as: 

  • Courts (tennis, basketball and pickleball)
  • Golf courses and driving ranges
  • Soccer fields and multi-use fields (includes frisbee golf)
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Skate parks and BMX parks (e.g. McLennan Park)
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Picnic tables and shelters

Residents are encouraged to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

If you plan to enter a city-owned park, trail or open space in Kitchener, please follow these guidelines:

  • Parks remain open for walkthrough access. Please do not gather in parks. 
  • Maintain a physical distance from other people of at least two metres or six feet, except for members of the same household.
  • Masks are strongly recommended.
  • Only visit with people in your household.
  • Share the space on a trail – keep your visit short and try to avoid busier times
  • Keep moving – try to keep moving to let others also use the trail
  • Walk in your own neighbourhood
  • Leave if the park is crowded
  • Keep your dog on a leash when not using off-leash dog parks.
  • Wash or use hand sanitizer before eating or drinking and upon returning home.
  • Please only park in designated parking areas.
  • Be mindful of what you put in garbage bins. Only throw out what is required in the designated garbage bins.

Under provincial guidelines, bylaw enforcement will enforce gatherings of those not living in the same household. If you notice gatherings larger than five people outdoors or groups not physical distancing, please call 519 741-2345.

To help ease parking congestion at McLennan Park, a temporary one way system has been implemented. Traffic should enter the park from Block Line and exit onto Ottawa Street. Please park in designated parking bays and, if parking is full, park in the Lions Arena parking lot.

About McLennan Park

McLennan Park gives life to the site of a former landfill and is known locally as Mount Trashmore.

Trails that wind across Kitchener come together at McLennan Park, making it a hub for residents across the city.


Address: 901 Ottawa Street South, also accessible from Block Line Road

Get directions on Google Maps.

Parking and transit

Free parking is available off Ottawa Street South or Block Line Road.

These Grand River Transit (GRT) routes stop near McLennan Park:

  • route 16 on Strasburg Road
  • route 22 on Rittenhouse Road
  • route 205 on Ottawa Street South

Plan your route with GRT’s trip planner.


Our washrooms are currently closed for repairs. Please plan your visit by using the washroom before visiting. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Park features

McLennan Park is home to:

  • an accessible play structure and splashpad
  • beach volleyball and basketball courts
  • downhill mountain bike trail and skatepark
  • a leash-free dog park
  • picnic shelter
  • pedestrian trails
  • toboggan hill

Court rentals

You can rent our volleyball courts for special events. We charge $27.39 per hour (plus tax) for rentals.

Learn more about sportsfield bookings.