Victoria Park

Suburbs

Most city-run facilities are closed

Parks, trails, Kitchener Golf, Kitchener Market Saturday Farmers' Market, some pools, most splash pads and most outdoor facilities are open. Learn more about what's open and closed.

Playgrounds and play structures are now open for public use. Read more.

The Region of Waterloo passed a bylaw requiring the wearing of face coverings in enclosed public spaces that is now in effect. You can learn more about the bylaw and what it means for you on the Region of Waterloo site.

 

Known to many as Kitchener's crown jewel, Victoria Park is a mix of timeless beauty and modern features. Whether you want to relax under a tree with a good book, stroll around its sparkling lake with your dog, or kick the soccer ball around with friends, the park provides endless choice and opportunity to create your perfect day.

Nestled in the heart of our downtown area, the park boasts many of its original amenities from its opening in 1896, including an iron bridge that provides walkers a means to cross its stunning lake, two classic cannons, wildlife, flower beds and hundreds of trees and shrubs.

Modern features include:

  • Victoria Park Pavilion: fully licensed banquet hall with stage; available for rent
  • A picnic shelter
  • Creative playground and splash pad, with nearby parking available at the pavilion and on the road between Dill and Schneider streets
  • Horseshoe pits and a basketball court
  • Historic clock tower entrance, including walkways, new lighting, flower gardens, public art, a pond and water features
  • 'The Boathouse' restaurant on the lake
  • Winter rinks and open spaces for soccer and football games
  • Victoria Park Gallery - open weekends from mid-May to October
  • Access to the Iron Horse Trail
  • Kitchener Rangers Fitness Area

The park also hosts several special events each year, including:

For more information, please contact us at 519-741-2345.

Victoria Park working group

The Victoria Park Working Group provides a forum for residents to share and discuss ideas and concerns with us about Victoria Park. The group includes community members, a member of city council and four city staff members.

Past working group meeting minutes are available through the Victoria Park Neighbourhood Association. The working group can be contacted by email.

O:se Kenhionhata:tie Land Back Camp, Victoria Park

Members of the local Indigenous community have been gathered on lands within Victoria Park since late June 2020. Victoria and Waterloo parks hold an important place in local Indigenous history and traditions.

Known as the O:se Kenhionhata:tie Land Back Camp, this group of Indigenous people is gathering peacefully in solidarity and celebration, and to advance reconciliation actions.

Out of respect for this space and those gathering on it, please avoid visiting uninvited.

City of Kitchener staff, elected officials, and Land Back Camp organizers continue to meet regularly to discuss and determine next steps and how we can move forward together. These conversations will be ongoing and will take some time.

Educational resources

An understanding of Indigenous history is critical to understanding not only the complete history of our country, but also the modern context that brings about initiatives like the O:se Kenhionhata:tie Land Back Camp. To learn more about Indigenous history in Canada, please consider the following resources:

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