Wide open spaces, vibrant parks, historic trails

South Frontenac takes pride in our beautiful landscapes and natural assets. This is reflected in our parks, beaches and green spaces that are available for year-round use. 

Photo Gallery: Parks and Green Spaces will appear here on the public site.

Municipal parks

You can rent a facility/ field for your tournaments, family reunions, parties or other special events. Check out our Outdoor Recreation Facility User Agreement and Terms and Conditions for details.

Once you find the space you would like to rent, fill out the form above and submit to bookings@southfrontenac.net or in person at 2490 Keeley Road. For more information call 613-376-3027. 

The use of municipal parks is regulated under By-law 2003-90.

Battersea Ball Diamond 
Located at 5167 Battersea Road in Battersea, this park features a baseball diamond with lights, a playground, basketball court, washroom facilities and a canteen. This park is also home to the Frontenac Society of Model Engineers
Dave Bowes Memorial Ball Park
Tucked off Keeley Road at 2042 Park Valley Road in Sydenham, this park offers two lit baseball diamonds, canteen and washroom facilities, a playground, and a pavilion with room for all.
Centennial Park
This large park at 4500 Centennial Park Road in Harrowsmith is steeped with history; even the South Frontenac Canada 150 Time Capsule is buried here! This park is also home to our off-leash dog park, recently resurfaced net-sport courts, fields and playgrounds. and is located close to the K&P Trail.
Davidson Beach
On the shores of Loughborough Lake at 3487 Four Seasons Drive in Inverary, this park is on the 'deep end' of the 34 km long lake. If you crave a natural water experience, this beach is for you.
Gilmour Point Beach
The sunrise is fantastic at this eastern-facing beach on Dog Lake. At 1763 Wellington Street in Battersea you will find a sandy beach, a new pavilion, and the perfect picnic spots.
Glendower Park
If you find yourself in Godfrey, stop by 1381 Westport Road and check out this park on the property of Glendower Hall. The park features multi-use courts, a basketball court, a small baseball diamond, and a playground.
Harris Park Hall
A wonderful little park located at 5612 Perth Road Cres. Your family will enjoy the play structure and lovely tree canopy at this park. Harris Park Hall is available for rent, as well. 
Inverary Ball Diamond 
Day or into the evening, 4772 Latimer Road in Inverary is a busy spot during summer. This park is another one of our lit diamonds and also includes a small playground and washroom facilities. 
Latimer Community Park
This park at 5402 Holmes Road in Inverary will be your kids' new favourite spot in South Frontenac. Shoot some hoops at the basketball court, climb on a play structure, or sit and relax in the gazebo.
McMullen Park Beach
Just off the beaten path in Verona, you will find the McMullen Park Beach at 6089 Carleton Drive and soccer fields at 4234 Salmon Drive. On the shores of Verona Lake, this park is the best of all recreation worlds. Enjoy the beach, fields, multi-use courts, or the playground at this park.
Loughborough Memorial Park & Recreation Centre (The Point Park)

In the heart of Sydenham at 4410 Point Road this park, warmly known as 'The Point', has been a family favourite for generations. The land was purchased by the Sydenham Women's Institute and then donated to the Township in 1971 for the benefit of all citizens. 

Princess Anne Community Centre
Take a break next time you are in Hartington at 5597 Road 38 to enjoy this multi-purpose corner of South Frontenac. At the Princess Anne Community Centre you will find a soccer field, the Community Caring Centre, the Hartington Public Library, and the South Frontenac Museum.
Gerald Ball Memorial Park
A recreation paradise. This park at 3364 Moreland Dixon Road in Sunbury features fenced in soccer fields, horseshoe pits, recently resurfaced multi-use courts, a batting cage, playgrounds, and canteen/ washroom facilities. 
Tett Park
If peace and quiet in nature is what you are looking for, visit 36 Tett Crescent in Perth Road. This park features a wide open and flat green space ready for your game of catch. It is also a great spot for a 'picnic and play' kind of summer afternoon.
Wilmer Ball Park
More than a baseball park, 5178 Wilmer Road in Perth Road invites the whole family to play outside with the green space, playground, canteen and washroom facilities. The field lights allow the game to go on during those late summer evenings. 

Frontenac Provincial Park, conservation areas, and outdoor education centres

Frontenac Provincial Park
The entirety of Frontenac Provincial Park lies within South Frontenac. Explore 5,355 hectares on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Open year-round for backcountry recreation, the park features 48 interior campsites peppered along the shores over 22 lakes. Frontenac Park has over 100 km's of hiking trails with exceptional opportunities for wildlife viewing. It is a perfect destination for paddling and swimming in the summer, and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.  
Gould Lake Conservation Area

Where natural and built heritage come alive.

Proving just how restorative the power of nature can be, what was once a landscape scoured and spoiled by Victorian-era industrial mining activity, has become a valuable piece of the region’s ecosystem known throughout the region as the Gould Lake Conservation Area. Comprised of 589 hectares of dense, dynamic and varied wilderness located in the Canadian Shield, Gould Lake Conservation Area features the head waters of the Millhaven Creek System, which is important for water management, but also encompasses excellent wildlife habitat with many opportunities for nature appreciation and recreation in all seasons. 

Depot Lakes Conservation Area

Located just north of Verona, Depot Lakes Conservation Area features over 9 km's of hiking trails and some of the best fishing in the region.

Depot Lakes offers 20 boat-in only campsites nestled along the shoreline. The sites are thoughtfully spaced apart, allowing campers to immerse themselves in the peace and tranquility of nature.

Nature Conservancy of Canada - Milburn Creek
The interconnection of people and nature is the Nature Conservancy of Canada's foundation; the idea that we are all one with nature. The Milburn Creek Trail is a 3.1 km loop trail in Battersea meanders around the namesake Milburn Creek and is an ideal spot for birding and an easy hike. 
Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre
The Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (ELLEC) is the education campus of the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) and offers outreach programming, facility rentals, and access to 8km of interpretive hiking trails. The property is subject to several basic conservation rules such as the protection of the plants and animals, prohibition of outside water crafts, restriction of fishing to sanctioned catch and release events, and more.  

Commemorative Amenity and Tree Planting Program

South Frontenac Township invites individuals, organizations, or service clubs to leave a legacy by installing an amenity such as a bench, table, or other structure or planting a tree at a park, greenspace, or cemetery in South Frontenac. The gift may honour a loved one, an experience, an organization, or to recognize an important event or milestone. 

Program Information and Fees 

 Here are the program details. For more information, read the full policy included in the By-law and application, linked below.

  • Council approved the by-law to establish a commemorative bench and tree policy on September 20, 2022.
  • The Township will use a standard plaque with a standard font and colour that adheres to accessibility requirements for consistency in cost, size, type, and mounting. 
  • The Township has final approval of the text on the plaque and reserves the right to make edits or corrections for grammar, spelling, or readability or reject text if we deem it offensive.
  • You can identify up to three locations where you would like the tree planted or amenity installed. If we can't plant the tree or install the amenity in your preferred location, we'll work with you to choose a suitable location.
  • The Township will complete the installation of the amenity and/ or plant the tree. Due to risk and liability and to achieve the required service standards, any in-kind, volunteer, or do-it-yourself work is not permitted.

  • Amenity installation will take place throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons on a day that is favourable for concrete pouring or any other considerations for successful installation.
  • Tree planting will be scheduled in either May for the spring planting season or September for the fall planting season.
  • The Township understands that the amenity or tree may have sentimental value; however, it is not to be considered a memorial or shrine. For that reason, the Township will not permit the placement of flowers, wreaths, pictures, etc. at the site or the addition of fixtures to or around the amenity/ tree. 

The fees are based on cost recovery only. The Township will not profit from the installation of the commemorative amenity or tree. The Township recognizes and appreciates the added value to public spaces these contributions provide. 

Fees cover the costs of the materials and are subject to change:

  • Bench/ table: $1,500
  • Tree: $500
  • Other park furnishing/ structure: Please contact staff
How to Apply
  • Fill out the application below.
  • We'll review your application. Once it's approved, we'll ask for payment.
  • Applications will not be confirmed until payment is received, and all approvals are obtained as applicable.

  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card once your application is approved.

Apply for the Commemorative Amenity & Tree Program

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