Parks & Green Space

Carlington is blessed with many parks and green spaces.  And not only does Carlington border on the Experimental Farm on two sides, we have a major NCC bike path as well.

Why not participate in projects to help make Carlington greener and cleaner? Currently, Greening Committee members organize the annual CCA Yard and Plant Sale, maintain the green space at the triangle at Carling and Merivale and co-ordinate our Adopt-a-Park commitment to cleaning up Alexander Park twice a year. The more members we have, the more we can do – new ideas always welcome!    Email:  greening@carlingtoncommunity.org

Alexander Park

 

The Alexander Community Centre is located in this park, making it one of the busier of our parks.

Features:

 

Bellevue Manor Park

Located on Caldwell beside the Caldwell Community Centre.

Features:

  • 2 full basketball courts
  • a youth soccer field
  • outdoor wading pool
  • play structure and play areas
  • outdoor skating rink

Carlington Park

Carlington Park’s main feature is Carlington Hill, a long gradual slope used as a City-approved sledding hill. The park has five baseball diamonds, bleachers and scoreboard. It is also home to the J.A. Dulude Arena. A large parking lot for the park and arena can be accessed via Clyde Avenue.

The hill was once a ski hill complete with tow lift known as Anne Hegtveit Hill. The Carlington Heights Reservoir and pump station are at the top of the hill.

Features:

  • 4 baseball fields with scoreboards
  •  Community Garden

Harrold Place Park (map)

 

Carlington’s smallest park, it is built in the grass median of Harrold Place near the intersection of Veteran Ave.

Features:

  • play structure and swing set
  • splash pad
  • location for annual Yard and Plant Sale
  • location of the Veterans Commemorative Bench, a Canada 150 Project

 

Slideshow: 2013 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: New Water Park

Meadowvale Terrace Park

Located at the north end of Kingston Avenue where it meets Chevrier Street.

Features:

  • a basketball net
  • outdoor wading pool
  • field house
  • play structure and swing set
  • sports field
  • 2 skating rinks (without boards)

Raven Park / John C. Smith Field

Beside Carlington Park, on the other side of McBride Street, Raven Park sees a lot of activity year-round.

Features:

  • location of annual Yard Sale
  • a full basketball court
  • outdoor wading pool
  • field house
  • play structure and swing set
  • chess table
  • John C. Smith sports field
  • 2 skating rinks (without boards)

The “Triangle” at Carling and Merivale

 

The “Triangle” is a green space in our eyes only, since it is technically road allowance.  But we like to think of it as “ours”. There are three garden areas that are being maintained by the CCA through an understanding with the City.  The understanding also includes our keeping the area free of litter, currently a Greening Committee responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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