A Guide to In and Around Owen Sound

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Harrison Park
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Harrison Park

Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Please note: Some business hours may vary due to COVID-19.

There are many things to do in Harrison Park. 
Entry to Harrison Park is free and free parking is also available.

  • Harrison Park Inn restaurant, open year-round and licensed. 
  • A full-service campground.
  • A bird sanctuary. You can buy them corn and feed swans, peacocks and other exotic birds in the park's aviary.
  • Good Cheer open-air skating rink available in winter and Basketball courts during summer
  • Swimming Pool
  • Seniors’ Centre
  • Community Centre
  • Bandshell
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Tennis Courts
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Kiwanis Club fully accessible playground
  • Canoe & paddle boat rentals
  • Mini-putt (Putt’n Paddle: 519-371-0421)
  • Cycling and Hiking trails that connect directly with the Bruce Trail, the longest footpath in Canada, which will take you to Inglis Falls, just south of the city, or the Centennial Tower, one of the highest points in Owen Sound. There is a small waterfall, Weavers' Creek Falls, accessible from within the park. The waterfall is on private lands but can be viewed from the boardwalk on public lands. 
  • The trout and salmon swim upstream to spawn in the spring and fall.
  • See the Black History Cairn a monument to the city's first black settlers, escaped slaves who followed the Underground Railroad to its most northerly terminus, here in Owen Sound. 
  • Freedom Trail
  • The Emancipation Festival is held in the park every August.
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Tobogganing at the toboggan hill
  • Snowmobiling
  • The annual Festival of Northern Lights (November to January).
75 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 5T2
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