Here are the more popular Hamilton municipal parks (also see the Regional Conservation Areas)
709 Simcoe Street West by Bay Street
Bayfront Park has a waterfront setting, a public boat launch; a lower shoreline walk; an asphalt pathway with numerous benches and picnic tables; and a natural grass amphitheatre. The park's grassy upper plateau is often the location for special events. It is linked to Pier 4 Park.
Churchill Park and Aviary
Two accesses: 199 Glen Road by Parkside Drive, and
145 Cline Avenue North by Marion Street North
Churchill Park is a large park developed on land belonging to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It offers several activities, including lawn bowling, soccer and softball fields, and a playground with an accessible play structure. The aviary used to be at Dundurn Park and is open 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.
26 Upper Paradise Road by Scenic Drive
Cliffview Park is located at the edge of the escarpment on the west side of the Mountain, with stairs down the escarpment leading to the Chedoke Golf Course. There is a parking area on the south edge of the park and a lookout area on the northwest edge (toward the town of Dundas).
Dundas Driving Park
71 Cross Street, Dundas
Dundas Driving Park is a popular sports park with several softball fields, a bandshell, swings & play equipment, a wading pool, sheltered picnic areas, washrooms & parking.
600 York Blvd
Dundurn Park is a historical park and the former home of Sir Allan MacNab, overlooking Hamilton Harbour. The park contains Dundurn Castle, the Hamilton Military Museum, the Coach House Restaurant, and the Cockpit Theatre.
81 Lincoln Road, Stoney Creek
Eastdale Park has a soccer field, 2 softball fields, play equipment, a public Bocce court, and a private Lawn Bowling facility.
111 Burlington Street East
Eastwood Park is a large park in the North End, with asphalt pathways, softball and soccer fields, a basketball court, multi-purpose court, a creative play structure & water spray pad, and a washroom / changeroom building. Eastwood Arena is located in the southwest corner of the park.
1000 Main Street East
Gage Park is a large, historically-significant park with two playgrounds, a bandshell, greenhouses, gardens, the Children's Museum, and the beautiful Gage Park Fountain. This recreational park is also used for baseball, tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and lawn bowling. Its large open space is ideal for festivals.
1 Hughson Street South
Gore Park consists of two somewhat triangular parcels of land in the city's downtown core. The west portion is best known for its statue of Queen Victoria, and an ornamental fountain, and the east portion has the cenotaph and a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald. The south side of both sections has stops for buses connecting the Mountain and the lower city.
81 Hillcrest Avenue
Highland Gardens is located at the escarpment's edge. The fields for baseball and soccer cover a reservoir. and there is a natural area along the edges of the park, a cliff on the south side, and a steep slope on the north side. The Bruce Trail crosses the park and the Dundurn Stairs are at the west side of the park.
485 Queenston Road
Hillcrest Park is a large sports park in the East End, adjacent to the Red Hill Creek, has several softball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis and multi-purpose courts, and a playground.
King's Forest Park
150 Greenhill Avenue
King's Forest Park is a large natural area along the escarpment's edge, with the Red Hill Creek and the Red Hill Valley Recreational Trail runs through it. Albion Falls are located in the southernmost tip, and Buttermilk Falls are located in the central western tip. King's Forest Golf Course, Rosedale Pool, part of Rosedale Park are also on Greenhill Avenue.
Mohawk Sports Park
1100 Mohawk Road East
The large Mohawk Sports Park has baseball, soccer, and football fields; a playground; and a running track. The east side is a large natural area, with the Escarpment Rail Trail running through the park.
Mountain Brow West Park
282 Mountain Park Avenue
Mountain Brow Park West runs along the brow of the escarpment on Mountain Park Avenue from Upper Wentworth to Upper Sherman. There are two lookout areas, one on either side of the Wentworth Street Stairs. The park was the former site of the East End Incline Railway and the Summers Theatre.
709 Simcoe Street West off Bay Street North
Pier 4 Park is charming and picturesque waterfront park in the North End and features an 80-foot tugboat play structure for children; a curved boardwalk with a pavilion and benches; shoreline promenade and the Gartshore-Thomson Building (with public washrooms and meeting rooms). Pier 4's interconnected pedestrian/cycling trails provide barrier-free access to all areas of the park and the surrounding harbourfront. During certain hours, Pier 4 can be accessed from Bayfront Park.
Red Hill Bowl
King Street East at Lucerne Avenue
Red Hill Bowl, west of the Red Hill Creek, provides a natural area and a baseball park, and connects to the Red Hill Valley Recreational Trail. Parking lot is at the corner of King and Lawrence.
320 Albright Road
This large sports park houses the Rosedale Arena, King's Forest Tennis Club, bocce courts, a playground, multi-purpose court and sports fields, and forms a portion of the Red Hill Valley Recreational Trail.
Sackville Hill Memorial Park
770 Upper Wentworth Street
Sackville Hill Memorial Park is a large park with several sports fields, a grandstand, and a playground. The Sackville Hill Seniors' Recreation Centre is located in the southeast corner of the property. It is adjacent to Hill Park Secondary School and Linden Park Public School.
Sam Lawrence Park
255 Concession Street
Sam Lawrence Park, situated on the Mountain brow at the top of the Jolley Cut, is one of the jewels in Hamilton 's park system, with panoramic views of the lower city and the harbou. Its features include a rock garden with perennial flowers, ornamental benches and lighting, walkways, wildflowers and prairie grasses, and an extensive system of interpretive signs.
344 Rymal Road East
Turner Park is primarily a baseball park and contains several diamonds. It also has a partly shaded roadside rest area with a playground and picnic tables.
Upper King's Forest Park
701 Mountain Brow, at Mud St
Upper King's Forest Park incorporates three natural areas along Mountain Brow Blvd and includes a portion of the Red Hill Valley Recreational Trail.
970 Paramound Drive, Stoney Creek
Valley Park is home to the Valley Park Arena, a soccer field, a lit hardball field and unlit softball field, play equipment, natural areas, a creek, and a pedestrian walkway with a bridge.
William McCulloch Park
200 Bonaventure Drive
This large sports park gas baseball fields, a hardball diamond, soccer fields, a creative play structure and swings. It has been the home field of the West Mountain Baseball Association.