Parks Public Information Session
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Playground Retrofit 2022 - 4th Street Crescent Park (formerly Optimist Park) & Kinsmen Ball Parks
Project funding provided by: Ontario Builds through the Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Building Stream
Trail Bridges Replacement Environmental Assessment
Notice of Completion
Notice - Trail Bridge Closed - Updated November 18, 2021
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.
Hanover Community Trails | Bridges Update
Bridges 2 & 4 on the South Line remain closed. Trail bridges were approved for joint Federal and Provincial Investing in Canada Program Community Culture and Recreation funding. Projected completion is 2024 giving our bridges a 75 year lifespan. Project timeline:
Continued patience by our trail users is required as this is a multi-year project.
Notice - Effection May 11. The trail section that is owned by Saugeen Cedar West will be closed until further notice.
The Town of Hanover maintains 85 acres of parklands and open space. The following facilities fall under the mandate of our department.
Iinteractive map of the parks -https://grey.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=b0703c71a09e4b06a38ad8f175573042
Community Living Hanover is administering the Community Garden. Contact Heather Byers at 519.364.6100.
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 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 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.
Hanover has 7 neighbourhood parkettes.
All off leash park users are subject to the Ontario Dog Owners Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990 and all subsequent revisions and amendments.Rotary Dog Park Rules
All dogs entering the Off Leash Park must:
Special Thank you goes out to all our sponsors.
Patinum Paw Donors
Gold Bone Donors
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.
Rail Lands Leisure Park & RC Soccer Fields - 16th Avenue North
2 major pitches, 3 mini pitches, washrooms and trail access.
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. (November 1 to April 30)
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;