Barrie Centennial Park, Barrie

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Swim and relax on the public sandy beach at Barrie Centennial Park. In addition, the park features a bicycle trail, boat launch, playground, and restaurants--plus ample picnic space among the 4.8 hectares (12 acres). Lifeguards attend the swimming area all summer, and the play area offers a variety of recreational equipment, including that suitable for disabled children. The range of activities for different ages makes this perfect for a family holiday. Onsite facilities include restrooms and parking. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Barrie Centennial Park by using our Barrie trip planner .
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  • Barrie downtown boasts a wonderful public park on the south west shore of Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Four seasons attractions for local Barrie residents as well as out of town visitors alike. Rece...  more »
  • The City of Barrie has done a wonderful job of their waterfront. There is so much to see and do, especially all summer. The boardwalk around the lake is a great place to walk with family, friends and ...  more »
  • It is very small and all parking lots are not for free like at the most of Toronto's parks! I do like That!  more »
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  • What a jewel in the City of Barrie. With the finalization of all the construction and major changes to the waterfront, there are so many places to sit by the water and enjoy it! Centennial Park is one area along the walking trail that can start at Hooter's and Heritage Park and extend to around the Bay passing over a number of creeks, and along the water's edge all the way to South Shore Community Centre and the new Military Heritage Park which is a MUST-SEE (next to South Shore Community Centre). They recognize The Vimy Oaks, The Most Decorated Indigenous Soldier in Canadian History, and Tulips 🌷. If you choose, then you can continue walking to the end of the path until you reach White Oaks Road. One can walk the entire distance and only have to cross over two areas where you need to watch for cars entering and exiting a parking lot. One is the parking lot where they park the boat trailers just north of Centennial Park and the second location is at the Tiffen boat ramp. During winter the path runs closer to the road, but once the snow and ice are gone, it's a walker's paradise. What an incredible change over the last number of years. I have been walking that trail since at least 1999. A great deal has changed over those years. :)
  • A great place for scuba diving, swimming, shore and water activities, sports, children's playground, lots of locals and visitors, and ... washrooms which are open only in summer. And polite police officers who do not have a clue on local public washrooms. Plus, don't forget, parking became not very cheap in Barrie last year.
  • Very nice place for walking and have a picnic day on the beach, never have a problem finding a parking lot. The dark side is no food or dining place close to it.
  • Beautiful spot for a walk.... Collect your thoughts 💭 and be thankful for what you have.
  • Beautiful grounds. Spotless beach. Modern facilities. 42 thousand Canada Geese. Canadiana at its most amazing!
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