Parks and Trails



Notice - Trail Bridge Closed 

Trail bridges closed to all pedestrians & vehicles on South line section. Bridges 2 and 4 are closed & will remain closed at this time. There is no through access on trails system to or from Conc. 2 (South Line/cemetery road). Barriers & signs have been posted at the bridges. Thank you in advance for your cooperation & respect of these bridge barricades. 

 The Town of Hanover maintains 85 acres of parklands and open space. The following facilities fall under the mandate of our department. 

To access our interactive map of the parks and trails click on the map below. 



  • Hanover Park and Campground
  • Karl “Speck” Wilken Park
  • Centennial Pavilion
  • Rail Lands Leisure Park
  • Agricultural Park
  • Horseshoe Courts
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Soccer Fields
  • Rotary Dog Park
  • J. Binkley/T. Paterson Pavilion
  • R.A. Crawford Athletic Field
  • Saugeen River Canoe Launch
  • 11 km Community Trails System
  • Open Space Management
  • Skateboard Park
  • Commemorative Grove
  • Neighbourhood Parks
  • Hanover Heritage Square


The Caring Community Garden is being administered by the Town of Hanover for the 2020 season. It is perfect for people who enjoy gardening but don't have the space at their homes. Plots are available to rent. To rent a plot fill out the Community Garden Agreement, provide payment and return form to | For additional information call 519.364.2310 x 2123. 


Hanover Town Park and Campground - 742 7th Avenue, Hanover

Hanover Town Park is a large green space adjacent to the Saugeen River. Features include a canoe launch, great fishing, picnic pavilion and several play structures. The pavilion at Hanover Park is available for picnic rentals. Call 519.364.2310 to arrange for permits.

Heritage Square - 358 10th Street, Hanover

Heritage Square is the Town's jewel in downtown Hanover. The Square provides a number of space options (Music Garden, Amphitheatre, Plaza area) for special events, wedding photos, concerts or your leisurely pleasure. A Request for Use Form must be approved for reserving your space.

The Heritage Square is also the home to the Labyrinth of Distinction. The Labyrinth of Distinction recognizes persons of Hanover heritage having earned distinction bestowing pride and honour on the Hanover Community. An engraved paver stone is positioned in the plaza area of the Heritage Square Labyrinth in honour of the inductee nominated and approved by Hanover Council. Policy, criteria and nomination forms are available from the Parks, Recreation & Culture Office.

Karl “Speck” Wilken Park & Commemorative Grove - 725 7th Avenue

Karl "Speck" Wilken Park overlooks the Saugeen River dam, links to the Community Trails System and is home to the Commemorative Grove. Residents are invited to makes donations towards decorative rocks at the Commemorative Grove in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday or perhaps to honour a volunteer.  All donations are tax deductible. Please contact 519.364.2310 x 2135 for further details.

Neighbourhood Parks

Hanover has 7 neighbourhood parkettes.

  • Kinette Playland - 5th Street
  • Kinette Park - 21st Avenue North
  • Legion ‘Bob Steer’ Park -610 14th Street
  • Optimist Park - 4th Street Crescent West
  • Pinewood Parkette - 4th Avenue
  • Tommy Burns Parkette - 7th Avenue South
  • Green Space - 17th Avenue South

Rotary Dog Park 

"A Playground for Paws" | 799 16th Avenue Hanover, ON  

Notice - Trail, Dog Park access & parking lot temporarily closed at Catholic Education Centre, 16th Avenue.
East parking lot work is starting Tues. August 25 and will remain closed until further notice.  Access is available via 17th Street Crescent adjacent to Hanover Care Centre or the trail entrances at 14th Street and 24th Avenue.


Rotary Dog Park Rules

  • All off leash park users are subject to the Ontario Dog Owners Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990 and all subsequent revisions and amendments.
  • You are responsible for your dog's behaviour.
  • All persons accompanying a dog(s) in the off leash park must pick up after their dog(s).
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Respect the rights of others, be safe and have fun!

All dogs entering the Off Leash Park must:

  • Be registered and currently licensed by a municipality.
  • Have up to date vaccinations, including the rabies vaccine.
  • Not be left unattended.
  • Be spayed or neutered.
  • Be leashed when entering and exiting.

Special Thank you goes out to all our sponsors.

Diamond Dog 
Hanover Rotary Club

Patinum Paw Donors
Power Workers' Union 
The Abell Family

Gold Bone Donors 
Giddy Goblin Games 
Carl Noble Barn Painting
Trillium Mutual Insurance  
Hanover Walkerton Veterinary Hospital 
Moore's Mini Excavation 
David Hilton

Silver Collar 
Doug Williamson 
Helen & Jack Aldersley

Bronze Bowl 
Mullen Small Animal Clinic 
Julie LeSauvage
Temptations Gift & Home Decor 
Evan's Service Centre & Budget Hanover 
Joan Hetherington 
SunLife Whitehead Financial Services Inc. 
Tails and Trails Pet Report 
Hazel & Robin Paige 
Peter Hambly 
Bruce & Maggie Edington 
Ed & Fern Peppler
Saugeen Boarding

Horseshoe Courts

Racetrack entrance off of 7th Avenue North.

Skateboard/Outdoor Basketball Park - 742 7th Avenue, Hanover

Open May 1 to October 1 (approximately), from 8am to 10pm, the Skateboard Park features a 6 foot bank, a 5 foot mini ramp, flat quarters, pyramid, fun boxes, spine ramp, quarter pipes and curb boxes. An outdoor basketball court is adjacent to the ramp area. The Skateboard Park is not supervised and the involvement of youth are the responsibility of parents and guardians.

Kinsmen Ball Park - 327 17th Avenue 

2 lighted diamonds, 1 youth diamond, washrooms and picnic pavilion.

Agricultural Park - 7th Avneue (inside raceway)  

1 lighted diamond and 1 unlit diamond. 

Rail Lands Leisure Park & RC Soccer Fields - 16th Avenue North 

Notice - Trail, Dog Park access & parking lot temporarily closed at Catholic Education Centre, 16th Avenue.
East parking lot work is starting Tues. August 25 and will remain closed until further notice.  Access is available via 17th Street Crescent adjacent to Hanover Care Centre or the trail entrances at 14th Street and 24th Avenue.


2 major pitches, 3 mini pitches, washrooms and trail access. 

Community Trail System

11km of trails in the Saugeen River Valley around the Town of Hanover. Enjoy the fantastic views from the 91m pedestrian bridge over the Saugeen River (access via 16th Avenue North).

Trail Access Points - Please note trails are not groomed during the winter season.

  • South Line (Concession Road 11)
  • 7th Street and 2nd Avenue
  • Stork Club (7th Avenue and 14th Street)
  • Hanover Park
  • Karl “Speck” Wilken Park
  • Leisure Park/Soccer Field
  • County Road 28 at the Saugeen River

Canoe Route & Launch

There is a Saugeen River canoe access point (#3) in Hanover Park.  This is the Official Beginning of the Saugeen River canoe route as per the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA).  While there are other access points that SVCA notes on their route, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE DAM located just before the 7th Avenue bridge in Hanover. 

For canoe route information or to plan your river trek, please reference; or .