John Bryant
Manager of Park Planning and Development
50 Andrew Street South
Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-2060
Fax: 705-329-2176

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Orillia's Parks

The City of Orillia is well known and well regarded for its impressive parks. From tranquil waterfront spaces, fun playgrounds, and splash pads to beautifully manicured lawns and flower gardens, these public spaces are designed to enhance and complement the natural beauty of our community. The City's Parks, Recreation and Culture Department has designated City parks under four categories: Community Parks, Neighbourhood Parks, Parkettes, and Naturalized Space.

Community Parks

Neighbourhood Parks


Scout Valley

For information on booking a park including rental rates, please visit the Booking a Facility or Park page.


Please Don't Feed The Birds!

The City of Orillia is working to improve beach water quality and our waterfront parks. You can help! Please don't feed the birds (ducks, gulls, geese or swans)

  • Bird droppings can be a potential health hazard
  • Feeding can attract many birds, resulting in excessive bird droppings in the sand, grass and water
  • Excessive bird droppings reduces water quality
  • Birds fed by hand lose their fear of humans and can become aggressive
  • Birds that feed on scraps do not eat a natural diet and can become less healthy or dependent on people
  • Birds that receive scraps tend to stay in their winter habitat longer and not migrate south.

Please dispose of food scraps in waste containers provided.


Request for Service Proposals - Inflatable Waterpark at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park

The City of Orillia is requesting proposals for the supply, installation, and operation of an inflatable waterpark at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park in Orillia, Ontario to expand upon the current attractions and stimulate tourism within the City.

J. B. Tudhope Memorial Park is the second most visited attraction in the City of Orillia.  Noted for its trails, natural shoreline and community facilities in the form of baseball diamonds, curling arena, restaurant, splash pad and natural beach, the park attracts a wide range of visitors and users including the Mariposa Folk Festival.

Sealed proposals will be received until 1:00 p.m. local time, Friday, February 24, 2017.

View the Request for Service Proposal document

Respondents that wish to obtain further information about the RFSP and its process must submit their questions by e-mail or facsimile to the Request For Service Proposals Co-Ordinator listed below.

Patty Ward - Recreation Policy and Permitting Supervisor pward@orillia.ca or fax 705-329-2176.


J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park - Design Plan Update

The J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park - Design Plan Update will be presented to Council Committee on Monday, February 29, 2016.

The intent of the update is to explore the development of a diverse range of water and land based recreational activities and designated spaces for special community, regional and national cultural events such as the Mariposa Folk Festival.

The final report includes the following documents:

J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park - Design Plan Update

Assessment of Building

Assessment of Hydro Services

Assessment of Mariposa Festival Operations

Public Consultation Summary

A Public Information Centre took place on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The purpose of the Public Information Centre (PIC) was to provide an update of the 2007 master plan regarding the redevelopment of the site in accordance with the recommendations of the 2014 Parks, Recreation, Culture Master Plan.

The PIC addressed the following main categories:

  • Inventory and analysis of the existing site conditions
  • Concept development
  • Short-term improvements
  • Mariposa site plan
  • Preliminary Park Master Plan

Public Information Centre feedback questionnaire  For those who could not attend, the Presentation Panels including the proposed Mariposa Folk Festival Site Plan was provided on this page for comment through a questionnaire.  Comments were taken until October 16, 2015 and have been compiled and taken into consideration during the development of the final concept.