The Parks and Recreation department is responsible for planning, developing and operating various leisure activities at municipally-owned facilities. It’s also responsible for facility and park maintenance.
Parks & Recreation Committee
The Municipality of Trent Lakes Parks and Recreation Committee meets monthly at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the Municipal Office.
Municipal Halls & Community Centres
Each of the three municipally-owned community halls are managed and operated by a Board local to the area of the centre.
There are two outdoor arenas. The Buckhorn Sports Complex is owned by the municipality but located at the privately-owned Buckhorn Community Centre. It has a roof and curtain walls to provide protection from the elements and is fully boarded and fenced with a warming room to put on skates. Lights for the area are coin operated. Please visit the website for schedules and ice rentals. Official Website for the Buckhorn Sports Pad
The Kings Sports Pad is located at the Cavendish Community Centre. It’s an open-air pad with limited-height boarding that can be used as seating for putting on skates. Both facilities are flooded in winter to provide for recreational skating. Please use the ice surface at your own risk. This is an unsupervised area. Please call Molly Cadigan at 705-657-2743 for information on pad conditions.
It is recommended that individuals wear helmets at all times.
Please use the ice surface at your own risk. This is an unsupervised area. It is recommended that individuals wear helmets at all times.
Non-Municipal Rental Facilities
The following recreation centres are independently owned and operated from the Municipality of Trent Lakes. Please contact the centres directly for their rental and availability information.
There is one playground facility in the municipality. It is located at the Cavendish Community Centre and has play equipment for younger children to enjoy.
Municipal Public Beaches
There are three (3) municipally owned beaches in Trent Lakes. All are unsupervised.
Pets are not permitted on any of the beach areas or associated parklands. Please leave your pets safe and comfortable at your home or cottage.
Beach Water Testing
Peterborough Public Health maintains a routine surveillance program for public beaches during summer months to ensure that the water quality is safe for swimming. Public Health surveillance program begins in June and continues until the end of August each year.
Public Health Inspectors sample at least once every week. All samples are submitted to the Peterborough Public Health Laboratory for bacteriological analysis. It takes approximately 24 hours for the health unit to receive and analyze the water quality results from the lab.
A public beach is “posted” when the level of E. coli in the water exceeds 100 E. colicfu/100mL of water. Posted beaches are unsafe for recreational use, including human bathing (swimming). If a beach is posted, signage will be placed around the beach area to inform the public of the elevated bacterial counts and the potential threat to human health. A posted beach is re-sampled within one business day and the posting is removed when E. coli returns to acceptable levels.
A beach is “closed” when a significant risk to human health and safety has been identified, such as signs of hazardous or infectious material in the water or when there is a blue-green algae bloom. Swimming in the water is NOT permitted when a beach is closed and public access to the beach will be restricted or eliminated. The beach is re-opened when the risk to human health and safety has been eliminated
Location: A. Shearer Park, 1221 Lakehurst Road (County Road 37), Harvey Ward
Sandy Beach is located on Lakehurst Road (also known as County Road 37) and is the most popular beach in our municipality due to its warm shallow water, sandy bottom, beautiful turquoise colour and grassy parkland.
The park has a barrier free walkway, a designated handicapped parking area, and a load and unload zone for families or paddlers.
A large parking lot leads to a safe off road walkway through the park to the beach area.
Sandy Lake Beach is located on the land
Crowe’s Line Beach
Location: 240 Crowe’s Line Road, Harvey Ward
This is a small unsupervised pebble beach in a natural setting located at the end of Crowe’s Line in the vicinity of the bridge. It is located on Pigeon Lake and provides excellent access for kayaks, canoes and nice location for a picnic.
Location: 26 Clearview Drive, Galway Ward
This is a small unsupervised public sand beach in a natural setting off Clearview Drive. A parking lot leads to a trail to the beach area. It is a favourite spot among local residents and cottagers.