Centennial Park

430 Front Street North
Sarnia, Canada

Submitted by: rebecca horner

An active and passive community waterfront park with outdoor performance area (Dow People Place).

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Why It Works

This park in Sarnia features a playground area, a large grass field which houses many activities from sports to music festivals, well maintained native plant species, 180 parking spaces (there are no roads for cars through the park), plenty of bike and hiking trails, three charcoal grills, one casual softball diamond, one soccer field, a covered outdoor performance area, and of course, the Sarnia Bay and the St. Clair River. The beautiful water walkway showcases amenities from sculptures to fountains and a marina. The park is 89.54 acres (land 38.14 acres, water 51.4 acres).

What Makes Centennial Park a Great Place?

This park is on the west side of the City, and access is open to all people of every walk of life. The park was created for a centennial project for Canada's 100th birthday in 1967. The intention is to over time create an interlinking riverfront project as far down the St. Clair Parkway as possible. The citizens and government have successfully been developing these parklands since 1967. It is intensely beautiful. The park is easily accessible, but one must park their car and then walk or bike throughout the surroundings.

Safe, clean, beautiful. Nature working with man, man not harming his surroundings.

The park is used often for different things. It is available to all.

How could a person be in a sour mood when surrounded by such beauty?

Contact Info:

City of Sarnia, Parks and Nature Areas website. E-mail at parksrec@sarnia.ca

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