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Sportfields, Parks & Trails


The Township of Centre Wellington has Sportsfields at the following locations

Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus)

  • 1 designated soccer field, ample greenspace for training purposes

Strathallan Park (220 Strathallan St., Fergus)

  • 3/4 sized soccer field

Victoria Park North (150 Albert St. W., Fergus)

  • Full sized irrigated, lit soccer field 

Victoria Park South (150 Albert St. W., Fergus)

  • Irrigated lit rugby field 

Victoria Park West (150 Albert St. W., Fergus)

  • 3/4 sized soccer/rugby field

St. Mary's School Park (251 Irvine St., Elora)

  • 3/4 sized soccer field 

South Ridge Park (14 Stafford St., Elora)

  • 1 full sized soccer / rugby field
  • 2 mini soccer fields  

The community of Belwood is located adjacent to Lake Belwood and the Grand River. The following parks are ideal for sports or leisure activities.

Douglas Park

Douglas Park; located just off Amalia Cres., this park features:

  • Basketball hoops
  • Swing set
  • Benches and picnic tables
Maple Park

Maple Park; located just off Queen Street, this park features:

  • Pavilion
  • Accessible playground equipment
  • Picnic tables and benches
Sports Field 

The Sports Field features:

  • Lit ball diamond
  • Gravel parking lot

The community of Elora is host to many seasonal outdoor sports and community activities at the following park locations:

Bissell Park

Bissell Park; located at Mill and Princess Streets in Elora, and along the Grand River, this park features a mix of passive amenities. The space overlooks a pedestrian bridge and a waterfall and hosts a variety of community activities including Canada Day celebrations and a weekly seasonal farmers market.

  • Accessible washrooms
  • Multi-use pad and outdoor ice rink 
  • Pavilion
  • River boardwalk
Elora Community Centre Irvine Park & Lions Park

Elora Community Centre Irvine Park; located at 29 David Street W. and Lions Park; located at Wellington County Road 7, features:

  • Arena and community centre
  • Ball diamonds (2)
  • Basketball hoops
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Washroom facilities
  • Skateboard park  
Hoffer Park

Hoffer Park; located on James Street, this park features:

  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground equipment
O'Brien Park

Currently being re-developed and will feature a new splash pad, playground and a washroom/utility building.  For more information and to view concept drawings of O'Brien Park, please visit 

O'Brien Park; located at Clyde and Water Streets, this park features:

  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Playground equipment
  • Splash pad 
St. Mary's School Park

St. Mary's School Park; located at 251 Irvine Street, Elora this park features:

  • Baseball diamond
  • Running track
  • Soccer pitch
South Ridge Park

South Ridge Park; located at Bridge and Stafford Streets this park features:

  • Accessible playground
  • One full soccer pitch
  • Two mini soccer pitches
Elora Meadows Park

Elora Meadows Park; located at Marr Drive and Stumpf Street

  • Playground
  • Sports fields 
Veterans Park, Salem

Veteran's Park; located off William Street next to the Irvine River, this park features:

  • Picnic shelter
  • Playground
  • War memorial
Passive and Playground Parks 

The community of Fergus is host to many seasonal outdoor sports and community activities at the following park locations:

Centre Wellington Sportsplex

Centre Wellington Sportsplex; Located at 550 Belsyde Ave. and Scotland Street

  • Arena (2) and community centre
  • Swimming pool 
  • Ball diamond
  • Sportsfields 
  • Playground
  • Skate park 
  • Tennis Courts 
  • Picnic shelter 
Fergus Dog Park

The Fergus Dog Park; located on Glengarry Crescent in the north of town, is now open!

  • Five acres of "off leash" bordered by tress and wetlands
  • Bark mulch trail
  • Nine-piece agility course
Ferrier Park

Ferrier Park; located on Guelph Road and Elora Street in Fergus, this parks features:

  • Playground
  • Walking path
Forfar Park

Forfar Park; located on Gartshore Street, Fergus this parks features:

Highland Park

Highland Park; located on the corner of Albert, St. David and Princess Streets, Fergus this parks features:

  • Concession Building
  • Lit baseball diamond with spectator seating
  • 2 Unlit baseball diamonds
  • Washrooms
Millburn Park

Millburn Park; located adjacent to J.D. Hogarth School at 313 Millburn Street, Fergus this park features:

  • Shade Shelter
  • Splash pad
Norman Craig Square

Norman Craig Square; located in the heart of downtown Fergus on Tower Street, this park features:

  • War memorial
Stait Park

Stait Park; located on Garafraxa Street, this community park features:

  • Fully accessible playground
Strathallan Park

Strathallan Park; located on Strathallan Street, this park features:

  • Soccer pitch
  • Playground
Ryan Park

Ryan Park; located at Ryan and Sadler Streets, this park features:

  • Playground 
Westminster Highland Park

Westminster Highland Park; located off Riley Cresent, this park features:

  • Playground 
Victoria Park

Victoria Park; located off Albert Street West, this park features:

  • One lit full-sized soccer field
  • One full sized rugby/soccer field
  • One ¾ sized rugby/soccer field
  • Playground 

    Update - May 11, 2023 - Due to immediate repairs needed at the Victoria Park Fergus Playground, the park has been closed to the public.  Staff are working on sourcing contractors for the repairs required to re-open the park.  Although the timeline for repairs is unknown at this time, all updates will be shared here as staff receive them.

  • Running track
  • Washroom facilities
Passive and Playground Parks

Parks, recreation and culture facilities, programs, and services play an important role in Centre Wellington and in the lives of our residents. To provide direction for these important community assets over the next ten years, the Township of Centre Wellington has updated its Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan. 

View the Final Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan


The Township of Centre Wellington has lots of trailways to spend an afternoon walking, running or cycling on. It's a great way to travel and see the picturesque countryside.

Please see attached brochure for a map of the trails of Centre Wellington or use this mobile friendly mapping app.  

Here are a few to choose from:

The Trestle Bridge Trail is a 4 km trail which is jointly owned and operated by the County of Wellington and the Township of Centre Wellington.  This trail provides a stunning natural connection between Fergus and Elora throughout the heart of Centre Wellington.

Owned and operated by the County of Wellington, this  12.6 km trail is a portion of the Trans Canada trail System which connects over 24,000km of trails across Canada. Completed in 2015, the trail is a combination of off road, on road and on shoulder trails. Starting just outside of Elora, this trail extends  all the way to the Kissing Bridge Trail located in Guelph Eramosa Township.

Cottontail Road Trail Map

The  Aboyne Trail, owned and maintained by the County of Wellington, is a scenic trail that covers the Wellington County Museum’s grounds.  It leads  visitors to several outdoor exhibits, including the House of Industry Cemetery, the Pump House, Lime Kilns and the expansive grounds.

Located along the former Credit Valley Railway line, this totals 47 km touching historic trail links parks, watersheds and communities along its route. From Fergus the trail runs along the top of Shand Dam to beautiful Belwood Lake Conservation area. The Elora-Fergus loop of this trailway offers a relaxed and varied 9k hike or bike through open farmland and picturesque pathways with spectacular views of the Grand River. This trail also links both towns to the majestic Wellington County Museum and Archives.

The historic Elora Cataract Trailway zigzags its way across the north end of Fergus. Download this Discover Downtown Fergus guide to explore the charm and majesty of picturesque downtown Fergus. Shop, dine, explore and rest, then hop back on the trail and continue on your journey.

Elora's Upper Gorg​e Trailway system offers visitors a self-guided historic tour of the gorge. Follow it through tree-lined streets and along cliff-tops. Discover spectacular views, hidden beaches and historic ruins all within a stone's throw of the village.

This trail is an old farm hardwood bush trail also used as a campground during special events held at the CW Community Sportsplex.

This loop is intended for those who wish to travel between Fergus and Elora efficiently. It provides the shortest commuting distance between the two towns. Although suitable for pedestrians and experienced cyclists, caution is required as this shared road has a posted speed limit of up to 60 km/h.

Bissell Park Loop is 1.8 km and contains a wonderful boardwalk and paved path.  Cyclist and pedestrian friendly.  

This short loop in Fergus provides a great view of the Grand River and the falls.  Intended for pedestrians only. 

The Trails Loop is 9.3 km and connects the Trestle Bridge Trail with the Elora Cataract Trailway. The stone dust path provides easy terrain for cycling and hiking. 

'Get a Move' On Wellington!

There are a lot of ways to get around Wellington County and keep active: walking, jogging, running, cycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, non-mechanized wheelchairs, snowshoeing, and skiing to name a few.  We are working on a plan to support these types of ‘active transportation’ in our municipality and across Wellington County so you can walk, run, or bike to the local grocery store, school or work!


The Wellington County Active Transportation Plan Steering Committee has developed a county-wide active transportation plan  on behalf of the County and all local municipalities.  The County of Wellington Active Transportation Master Plan is a long-term strategy to create a pedestrian and cycling supportive environment.  The plan includes maps which illustrate spine routes and major loops, on-road and off-road facilities types, and a three phased network implementation plan.  An equally important part of the plan is the promotion of active transportation, including education and encouragement initiatives. 

Building on the success of the Elora Cataract Trail, the Township has created a Trails Master Plan which explores the trails and open spaces in the Township and their uses.

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