City of Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide

Wondering what Temiskaming Shores has to offer?  Need to know which groups and organizations are running events?  

Wondering where our parks are located?  That and so much more is in available our Community Recreation Guide!  Click the image below to view the complete recreation guide or pickup a copy yourself from one of the many locations around the city.  Printed copies are available at:

Click here to view the City of Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide
  • Temiskaming Shores City Hall
  • Waterfront Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Temiskaming Shores and Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena
  • Shelley Herbert-Shea Memorial Arena
  • Temiskaming Shores Public Library

To view or print a copy of the current Recreation Guide view the links below. 

Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide - Summer 

Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide - Winter


Temiskaming Shores Recreation Master Plan

The Recreation Master Plan for the City of Temiskaming Shores pulls together all aspects of sports and recreation within the City and provides guidance on how to best provide recreation services to the community.  The creation of the plan began in October 2019 and culminated with its adoption by council in September 2020.  Pulling together unprecedented community engagement and consultation this is truly a made in Temiskaming Shores document.

To view or print a copy of the Recreation Master Plan view the link below. 

Recreation Master Plan


Parks and Playgrounds

Community Parks

Plaground with swingsThe City of Temiskaming Shores has a wide variety of parks of all shapes, sizes and locations.  Most residents within

 the urban cores live within a ten minute walk from a park with amenities.  Larger play structures and amenities are located on the New Liskeard and Haileybury waterfronts where great views of Lake Temiskaming combine with amazing recreation amenities for all ages.  Many of our playgrounds have been updated recently with CSA approved equipment and soft rubber surfacing. Get out today and see just what Temiskaming Shores has to offer you!


North Cobalt
Map
  •  Shaver Park | Queen Street
Haileybury
  • Campsell Park | Broadway Street
  • Christian Park | Niven Street South
  • Haileybury Cenotaph Park | Main Street
  • Harbourfront Park | Farr Drive
  • Hughes Lookout | Lakeshore Road South
  • Rotary Farr Park | Morissette Drive
New Liskeard 
  • Algonquin Regiment Memorial Beach Park | White's Drive
  • Baker Street Park | Baker Street
  • Lions Park | Broadwood Avenue
  • New Liskeard Cenotaph Park | Whitewood Avenue
  • Rebecca Street Park | Rebecca Street
  • Spurline Park | Fleming Drive 
Dymond
  • Firefighters Park | Caroline Crescent 
  • Kinsmen Park | Laurette Street

 

Temiskaming Shores Rotary Splash Pad

Open for the 2024 Season | May 31, 2024
Image of a splash pad with benches in the foreground

Location | New Liskeard Waterfront

Open Daily | 9:00am to 8:00pm

Please note that the park is unsupervised, use is at your own risk.

To activate the water just push one of the two activator buttons located on the pad.

Rules
  • No running or rough play
  • No food, beverage or glass containers on the splash pad
  • No pets
  • No bikes, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades, etc. Children in diapers must wear a swim diaper
Background

The Temiskaming Shores and Area Rotary Club partnered with the City of Temiskaming Shores in 2017 to develop a splash pad within the community.  A site on the New Liskeard Waterfront next to the Spurline Building was selected as the preferred location for the project.  This area is already a popular summer recreation spot and will only serve to supplement the amenities already available. 

Thanks to our many funders who have helped to make this project a reality. Over $100,000 from the Temiskaming Shores and Area Rotary Club, the City of Temiskaming Shores and the Ontario Trillium and over $50,000 from the Frog’s Breath Foundation and One Foot Forward.

One Foot Forward Splash Zone

Open for the 2024 Season | May 31, 2024
Splash Zone

Location | Haileybury Waterfront

Open Daily | 9:00am to 8:00pm

Please note that the park is unsupervised, use is at your own risk.

To activate the water just push the button on the red pedestal located on the pad. It will automatically turn off after 5 minutes.

Background

Formerly the Haileybury Mushroom refurbished into this new spray feature. This refurbishment was required to ensure it met current pool regulations and was made possible by a $20,000 donation from One Foot Forward.

Haileybury Beach 

New Swim Admission Policy effective June 27, 2024 at both the Haileybury Beach and the Waterfront Pool and Fitness Centre. 

View or print a copy of the below Swim Admission Policy.

Swim Admission Policy  Politique d'admission a la piscine


Open with Lifeguards for the 2024 season | June 27, 2024

Lifeguard on Duty Daily | 12:00pm-6:00pm 

  • For your enjoyment and safety please obey lifeguards instructions.
  • Swim within markers and near lifeguard.

The Haileybury Beach located in downtown Haileybury is a completely enclosed, sand beach, with treated water, large waterslide, changerooms and is staffed by lifeguards 7 days per week throughout the season.  The beach is typically open from mid-June to the end of August and this one-of-a-kind place is a great spot to cool off during the hot summer months.

Enjoy beautiful Lake Temiskaming. The Haileybury beach is approximately 100 meters square and is supervised during the summer months. It features a 150-foot waterslide, a water fountain, and a water umbrella to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. The Haileybury Marina is a full service marina on the west side of Lake Temiskaming at the mouth of the Wabi Bay. This marina has 92 slips with water and hydro hook-up and there is a free boat launch.

View of the Haileybury beach and waterslide

New Liskeard Beach

Located in New Liskeard is a 0.5 km stretch of sandy beach along Lake Temiskaming's north-west shore.  This unsupervised beach is perfect to stop by for a quick dip before enjoying the many amenities located nearby.

Enjoy a walk, a swim, a picnic; enjoy the playground, the tennis courts, the basketball nets and more. The beach in New Liskeard is located on the shore of Lake Temiskaming. For leisure, this waterfront offers a mile-long beach and boardwalk, walking and bicycle path, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, baseball fields and public tennis courts. The New Liskeard Waterfront Marina is located at the mouth of the Wabi Bay on Lake Temiskaming.  This full service marina has 106 slips, 80 with hydro and water.

Trails

 Pete's Dam Park 

Notice - Pete's Dam Park Bridge - Temporarily Re-Opened - July 18, 2024


 Pete's Dam Interactive Mapping

Petes Dam Park Waterfall

Location | Highway 65 West, New Liskeard
Phone | 705-647-5771

In the spring of 1906, Kalil (Big Pete) Farah embarked upon a project to build a steam power plant that would supply the Town of New Liskeard.  Big Pete bought the power site at Chester Falls from Tom Chester and a dam was built above these falls on the south branch of the Wabi River. In 1910, Farah sold Pete's Dam and its assets to the Northern Ontario Light and Power Company.  New Liskeard then received its power from the line that linked them to Cobalt, its Neighbour to the south.  The power plant went out of service in the 1920's and was sold to the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario. In 1981, Dymond Township bought the property and it is now known as Pete's Dam Park.  The little electric plant no longer exists but the beauty of the waterfall and rapids draws many locals and visitors for picnicking and hiking. 

The park boasts an easy 2.4 km hike along the river with many amazing views.  A picnic shelter and parking lot are available at the trailhead off Pete's Dam Road. Pete's Dam Park is located within the City of Temiskaming Shores approximately an 8 minute drive from downtown New Liskeard. 


Articles

Nastawagan Trails

Devil's Rock (Mani-doo Aja-Bikong) Trail

Devil's Rock Interactive Mapping
Lookout from Devils Rock

The Devils Rock Trail system is an easy 2 km hike from Highway 567 or a very scenic 3 km climb from Bucke Park. Trails lead to the breathtaking view of Lake Temiskaming!

After hiking the safe and scenic route, enjoy the 180 degree vista of Lake Temiskaming from atop the towering cliff. Devil's Rock is a fault cliff dated to 2.2 billion years. It has a face of 600 feet rising 300 feet above the water level. Interesting features are the scars of mining tunnels chiseled during the silver rush era.  Please use caution while on the trail and at the vista. Devil's Rock Trail is an 11 minutes drive from downtown Haileybury.


Articles

All Trails 

Organic Road Map  
Northern Ontario Travel 
Nastawagan Trails

Nastawagan Trails

Email | hikers@nastawgantrails.org
Website

A non-profit organization that promotes hiking and hiking trails in the Temiskaming region. They provide information on area trails through their social media and website. You and the family can find detailed maps linked on their website!


Twin Lakes Trails

Website

When hiking this trail you will be sharing the trails with ATV's and Snowmobiles. There are several access points off of the Twin Lakes Road. These trails are less travelled and subject to varied trail conditions

 Rockwalk Park 

Location| 640 Latchford Street, Haileybury ON
Phone | 705-672-3363
Operated by | Haileybury School of Mines

Rockwalk Park Website

Rockwalk Park Inc members would like the community to know that their “Geological Museum”, located on the grounds of Northern College, Haileybury Campus, is open to all as a free recreational and educational site for the local public and tourists as well. Initiated as a Millennium project, the Museum now hosts almost 200 massive geological displays. (There are additional displays within the Foyer of the Northern College building itself.)

In 2022, the geological education experience was enhanced with new signage that includes QR Coding. With QR apps available on most smart phones, the visitor can now have a French/English “personal guide” on their tour. Seek Rockwalk Park on Facebook for additional videos and educational features.

The wide interlocking brick pathway allows for wheelchair access past every exhibit. Also included is an Arboretum with signage that identifies the trees that are typical of our region. The full circuit is just under 1 km in length through the 2 ha. outdoor facility. Internet connection at:

As a charitable organization, Rockwalk Park INC is now in the development stage of the Temiskaming Rift Valley Aspiring Geopark (TRVAG).

For more information view our initial website at Temiskaming Rift Valley Aspiring Geopark – Celebrating Our Geological Heritage – Enriching Our Communities and make contact with us there. TRVAG is actively seeking your support!

Memorial Benches and Trees

 About

The City of Temiskaming Shores offers the public a chance to place Memorial Benches and Trees within greenspaces around the municipality. Leave a lasting memory of a loved one by having a bench installed or a tree planted in their name. This is a great way to make a low-cost, lasting impact to our community. Full details on the program are explained within By-Law 2023-140. 

If you're interested in purchasing a bench or tree please fill out and return the application form. Applications are accepted from January 1st to April 15th each year.

By-Law 2023-140 - Memorial Bench and Tree Policy  
Application Form