Public Parks

(May 22, 2020): Notice: Public Beaches (Clear Lake and Long Lake), Select Parks (Brooks Falls Park and Perry Township Dog Park), and Municipal Gazebo now OPEN. Community Parks at both Emsdale and Novar (including outdoor rinks and play equipment) remain CLOSED.

(April 17, 2020) Notice: Please be advised that Public Boat Launches remain OPEN at this time (subject to change without notice).

(April 2, 2020) Notice: As public health advisories continue to change surrounding COVID-19, ALL Municipal Playgrounds (equipment and structures) and Outdoor Rinks will be CLOSED to the Public until further notice.

Brooks Falls Park

690 Deer Lake Road, Emsdale ON P0A 1J0

Enjoy the walking paths, butterfly garden and picnic area complete with washroom facilities. Relax and enjoy our picturesque falls.

Emsdale Community Park

32 Joseph Street, Emsdale ON P0A 1J0

Offers new playground facilities complete with picnic tables, adjacent to the Library, ball field, outdoor rink and our Museum. Public skating and ice hockey take place in the winter months. Located just off of Highway 592 N in the Village of Emsdale.

Emsdale Community Gazebo & Park

1695 Emsdale Road, Emsdale ON P0A 1J0
Gazebo picture

Facility is available for leisure activities, musical performances, family parties, meetings, programs, classes and community events. Green Space is available adjacent to the gazebo.

Novar Community Park

54 McCrandle Street, Novar ON P0A 1R0
Novar Community Park

Offers playground facilities complete with picnic tables, adjacent to a ball field and outdoor rink. Public skating and ice hockey take place in the winter months, and our Annual Ball Hockey starts in the spring and goes to the end of June. Take Boundary Road to 54 McCrandle St. behind the Novar Fire Hall.


Clear Lake Beach

188 Churchill Gardens Road, Emsdale ON
Clear Lake Beach
Clear Lake Dock

This area offers a picnic area, change rooms and washroom facilities as well as a large activities field right off Beach Road, opposite the swimming area. Take Highway 592 to Bay Lake Road, and turn left on Beach Road. Clear Lake boat launch is located on Clear Lake Road, just off of highway 592.

Long Lake Beach

733 Long Lake Road, Novar ON
Long Lake Boat Launch

Located on Long Lake Road in Novar this site has limited facilities and parking at this location. From Boundary Road, turn right on to Long Lake Road and you will find the beach approximately 3.7 km on left.


Clear Lake Boat Launch

Clear Lake Road, Emsdale ON
Clear Lake Boat Launch

Take Highway 592 to Clear Lake Road.

Bay Lake Boat Launch

15 North Bay Lake Road, Emsdale ON
Bay Lake Boat Launch

Take Highway 592 to Bay Lake Road, turn on to North Bay Lake Road it is on the right hand side.

Dog Park

189 Churchill Gardens Road, Emsdale ON

This is a great off leash area, fully fenced in and is an excellent space for dogs to exercise and socialize.  Visitors and residents can make use of this facility free of charge.  The dog park is located at 189 Churchill Gardens Road in Emsdale.


The Parks and Recreation Committee meet on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Council Chambers in the Municipal Office at 1695 Emsdale Road, Emsdale, ON. We encourage you to attend a meeting to provide your input and ideas which are essential to improving our communities.

STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Ask the Township how we can assist in helping you complete your high school community involvement hours.

Please note: There is no lifeguard on duty at any of our public swimming areas.
Be safe. Be smart. Do not take risks and never swim alone.
Please follow boat launch rules and guidelines for the safe use of the facility.