No matter the time of year, getting outside and enjoying nature will always make you feel better and relaxed. Luckily, Mississauga is home to over 480 parks with 295 kms of trails for you to walk and hike. Here’s some of the best parks and outdoor areas to check out in Mississauga.


Garnetwood Park

This park is located next to Etobicoke creek on Burnhamthorpe, between Mill Road and Ponytrail. It’s a public area that is full of walking trails and large evergreen trees that provide the perfect shade in the summer and protection from the strong wintery winds when the weather gets chilly. In the summer this park is completely lit until 11:00 PM so it’s perfect for those warm summer night walks with the dog after work. What’s really great about this park is that is also has a completely fenced in area so that dogs can be off-leash in a safe area to play and run with other dogs.


Jack Darling Park

This park is really unique because it’s a waterfront park with access to beautiful beaches. It’s a great spot to bring your whole family, to spend the day with a picnic just relaxing at the beach. You can enjoy the water or just a good book at this peaceful, scenic park. At this park you’ll find picnic areas, BBQs, playgrounds, tennis court and an off-leash dog area. You can find this beautiful park at 1180 Lakeshore Road West in Mississauga.


Lakeside Park

This is a park with almost everything you could ask for in a park: splashpad, a sandbox and walking trails down to a beautiful waterfront where you can walk along the water for a peaceful nature experience. There’s even a dog park next to the main park to bring your furry family member for a fun afternoon where they can run free. What’s really neat is that this park joins into the Waterfront Trail that runs from Etobicoke Creek all the way to the Oakville Border. This beautiful park can be accessed at 2268 Lakeshore Rd W in Missisauga.


Riverwood Park

This park is in the center of Mississauga, and is located along the east side of the Credit river. This is a special, historical place that is beautiful and completely relaxing. Both the Visual Arts Mississauga and the Riverwood Conservancy are located within this park. There are classes offered for artists of all abilities, and the classes are held in different areas of the park. This park can be found at 4300 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga.


Tom Chater Memorial Park

If you’re looking for a small, open green space where you can just relax then this is the spot for you. You can simply sit and enjoy the beauty of nature and feel like you’ve stepped away from the big city without even leaving it. It seems unbelievable that this park is only a couple streets away from the vibrant downtown of Mississauga but it is. There are quiet picnic areas, a great playground for your children, a splash pad, softball diamonds and soccer fields. This park is located at 3195 The Collegeway in Mississauga.

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