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5 great parks within walking distance

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McLennan Park

McLennan Park and Dog Park is a great destination with activities and amenities that are perfect for adults, families and children. Boasting 39 hectares of land, this park has plenty of space for the many activities and events it hosts. Enjoy access to a play structure, splash pad, beach volleyball and basketball courts, trails, picnic shelter and washrooms onsite. Remember to bring the family pooch along and let them run free in the off-leash dog park area. Located at 901 Ottawa Street South, the park is a four-minute drive and seven-minute walk from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Peter Hallman Ball Yard

With year-round access to batting cages, locker rooms, the park and sports field, Peter Hallman Ball Yard is the perfect place to practice your swing and your catching skills. There are three fields at the ball yard and they are open to anyone, unless there is a registered game in progress. Located at 2202 Hayward Avenue, the park is a 25-minute walk from the Kitchener Apartments.

Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park is located on the banks of the Grand River and is always bustling with activities and exciting events for all to enjoy. There is an assortment of recreational opportunities and amenities to enjoy with friends and family including a beach volleyball court, horseshoe pits, athletic fields, a playground area, picnic shelters and a lake-like swimming pool. The park also has convenient access to the Walter Bean Trail and the Grand River. Drop by for a day of hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing or check out the Kiwanis Park brochure for a full list of amenities. The park is a 16-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments.


The Grand River 

The Grand River is a favourite destination for hikers, cyclists, campers, bird-watchers or those who just love nature. Rent canoes and enjoy two or eight-hour trips, soak in the sun out on the water and you can even expand your day with available camping spaces at eight of the Grand River’s 12 conservation areas. There are also plenty of group facilities available for rent if you’re thinking of hosting a summer gathering or family reunion. The Hamilton to Brantford Rail-Trail, SC Johnson Trail and Elora Cataract Trailway are just a few of the trails on which you can enjoy a relaxing stroll or exhilarating bike ride. Get your daily dose of fishing on the Grand River, which is considered a world-class recreational fishing destination. You can peruse the GRCA’s fishing brochure for additional questions or concerns. Make sure you obtain a hunting or fishing license by visiting the Ministry of Natural Resources website or calling their offices at (519) 826-4955. This conservation area is a 15-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Hillside Lake Park

Functioning as both a seasonal family campground and a year-round mobile home community, Hillside Lake Park is a great place to escape the busyness of the city. The park features 270 seasonal campsites and 23 permanent sites as well as a snack bar, propane-filling station, general store and pavilion all located on the property. Campers can enjoy activities like swimming, fishing, baseball, dances, volleyball and bingo. Take a look at the park’s calendar to learn more about the regular activities and special events they currently offer. The park located at 673 Brant Waterloo Road is a convenient 25-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Enjoy the lush, beautiful spaces that surround the Kitchener Apartments by visiting any of these picturesque parks. Located at 550 Strasburg Road, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Towers Apartments offer residents rental accommodations that feature the finest amenities available.