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. 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 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.
Peterborough Public Health samples the water at the public beaches during the swimming season (June to August) and posts the results on their website Beach Testing Results page, or you can call 705-743-1000 for information. Peterborough Public Helath samples all the beaches once a week with the exception of White’s Beach which is sampled at least once in June, July and August.
Location: A. Shearer Park, Lakehurst Road (County Road 37)
Sandy Beach is located on Lakehurst Road (County Road 37) and is the most popular beach in our area due to its warm shallow water, sandy bottom, pretty blue merle colour and grassy parkland. The park has undergone improvements with a barrier free walkway, designated handicapped parking area, and a load and unload zone for families or paddlers. A large parking lot leads to a convenient off road walkway through the park to the beach area. There are plans for continued improvements to this park to make it even more enjoyable.
Crowe’s Line Beach
Location: Down Crowe’s Line Road off County Road 36
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.
This is a small unsupervised sand beach in a natural setting off Clearview Drive.