Public open spaces within Aurora range from landscaped public parks to environmentally sensitive river valleys meandering throughout the municipality and the Oak Ridges Moraine.
The Parks division of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department currently manages over 46 parks encompassing more than 700 acres. Connecting many of the parks is a trail system of approximately 57 kilometers designed to accommodate joggers, hikers and skiers. It is anticipated that some of these trails will be connected with the developing regional trail system and others will be included as part of the emerging community bicycle path network.
In addition to planning, developing and maintaining Aurora's parkland, the Parks division is also responsible for the outdoor maintenance of municipal buildings and facilities as well as municipal forestry.
Please Note: All tennis courts and pickle
ball courts are closed for the season, as well as the skateboard park at the Aurora Family
Leisure Complex. (updated on 11/22/2016)
The Parks division may be reached at 905-727-3123 ext. 3222 or
View our Aurora Parks & Trails directory
Tell us what you think about Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area
The Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area Management Plan is undergoing review to consider current site conditions, public uses and management challenges.
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) wants to hear from you! What do you like about Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area? What can be improved? Your feedback will help LSRCA manage this conservation area to best serve the needs of the community.
How can you get involved:
• Join us on Sunday, March 26 at Windfall Ecology Centre for a public open house where we'll discuss the future of Sheppard's Bush.
• Take a brief survey before Friday, March 31 and provide your input for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Running Room.
For more information, please contact Lauren at 905-895-1281 ext. 126 or email@example.com.
Aurora Community Arboretum
The Aurora Community Arboretum stretches through 100 acres of parkland between Wellington Street East and St John’s Sideroad and is dedicated to the growth and maintenance of trees and shrubs through our volunteer community.
Visit the Aurora Community Arboretum website for more information.