Enjoy the Brock Trail
The Brock Trail is a unique Brockville pathway system that lets you walk, jog, bike, blade or roll through the City’s spectacular waterfront and scenic green space. The pathway is 10 km in length and is still considered a work-in-progress. The fully paved path and boardwalk have been designed with access in mind providing curb cut-outs and a surface that can accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, baby carriages, strollers, bikes, trikes and roller blades. There are wonderful views all along the Trail and historical photo plaques enhance your experience.
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, please practice physical distancing at all times.
The Brock Trail begins at Armagh S. Price Park on Blockhouse Island, home to Canada’s oldest railway tunnel and adjacent to the Brockville Rowing Club. (There is a short trail extension east to Centeen Park via Water Street). The trail winds westerly along the downtown waterfront, part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail before heading northward following Buell’s Creek through to Central Avenue. (There is a short trail extension to St. Lawrence Park via Church Street and a pathway linkage). At Central Avenue, travel east along the expanded sidewalk on the south side of Central Avenue to Ormond Street. (There is a short trail extension to Brookview Crescent). Head north on Ormond Street to Parkedale Avenue, west on the north side of Parkedale Avenue and cross the railway tracks. From here, follow the trail north which runs along the creek on the east side of St. Lawrence College grounds and through Memorial Park. At Laurier Boulevard, continue north along the newest link of the trail until you reach Centennial Road. The Brock Trail ends here at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority’s “back pond”. Turn around and make your way back to the waterfront.
The Brock Trail bisects a number of City parks as it winds its way through the community. This makes it ideal for your children (and for you) to enjoy the available playground equipment. Bring a picnic basket and savour your meal while you feast on the wonderful views.
Fitness enthusiasts will find the Trail a safe pathway for jogging, running and roller blading – free from the worries of motorized traffic. The Brockville Road Runners Club has installed markers to help keep track of the distance you have travelled. Do you work downtown? Well, why not get a little exercise every morning and evening by biking or walking to work. The Brock Trail links much of the City’s downtown core with many neighbourhoods in the City’s western and central regions. You will also discover how the Trail changes with the seasons!
Your pets are also welcome to join you on the trail but remember, they must be kept on a leash and please observe our “poop and scoop” by-law.
Future expansions of the Brock Trail include an east linkage all the way to Oxford Avenue, and a link from Armagh S. Price Park through the exciting Brockville Railway Tunnel to the existing trail near Front Avenue.
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Arena's and Facilities
The Arenas and Facilities Division is responsible for the management and programming of the City's two arena facilities including the Brockville Memorial Civic Centre and the Centennial Youth Arena. The Brockville Memorial Civic Centre, constructed in 1981 consists of a 52,000 sq. ft. building comprising an arena with a seating capacity of 1,800 and a 350 seat community hall complete with its own independent kitchen facilities. The facility is located on Magedoma Blvd. within the Memorial Park recreation complex. The arena serves as headquarters for the Brockville Braves Junior A Hockey Club and the Brockville Tikis Junior B Hockey Club. The ice surface is in operation from September until April of each year. During the summer months the ice pad is used by community groups for such activities as trade fairs, multi-cultural fairs, dog shows, etc. The community hall, consisting of stage, kitchen and bar facilities can accommodate banquets and receptions as well as other recreational programming. The Centennial Youth Arena is located on Broadway Avenue in the City's east end. Major users of the arena include the Brockville Minor Hockey Association and Brockville Figure Skating Club. Public skating and private rentals to schools, adult groups and individual youth groups are also available. The division is also responsible for the maintenance of city-owned buildings.
Filming and Recording Release Notice - Live Web Cam at the Memorial Centre
As of September 30, 2020, a live webcam will be available for events on the ice surface. The footage can be viewed at this link.
Notification posters have been posted and distributed.
Public Skating at the Brockville Memorial Centre and Youth Arena
Arena Rental Rates 2020 (2021 TBA)
Public Skating Schedule (Due to COVID there will be no public skating until further notice)
Prime Time Ice Availability at a Reduced Rental Rate
Prime Time is during the following time period: Monday - Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays. Unused Prime Time Ice is available at a reduced rate of $75.00/hour plus HST for the skating season.
Brockville Memorial Centre, Magedoma Drive, 613-342-8775
Centennial Youth Arena, Broadway Avenue, 613-342-2515
Arenas and Facilities Contact Person
Call 613-341-2277 or 613-342-8772 x 3238
Outdoor Rinks & Toboggan Hill
Rotary Park and Memorial Park
Weather/conditions permitting, the City’s toboggan hill is located at Memorial Park (Laurier Blvd. at Bridlewood) in the City’s north end. Weather/conditions permitting, the City has outdoor rinks with natural ice at Memorial Park (Laurier Blvd. at Bridlewood) in the City’s north end from January to mid-March.
The newly revitalized Rotary Park (King St. W. at Gilmour St.), just west of the downtown core, has an artificially chilled natural ice hockey rink open early December to the end of March.
The Rotary Park also has a synthetic ice rink. Skating (no hockey) is available daily from November to April.
Rotary Park offers year-round free activities for all ages, including a splash pad, accessible play area, skateboard park, Ontario’s first paved bicycle pump track, and basketball court. In the winter, there is a newly covered hockey rink with refrigeration system that provides ice from December through March, and a synthetic ice surface that is especially popular with beginning skaters. There are washrooms and a skate change hut. Ample public parking is available around the park, and it is immediately adjacent to the Brock Trail.
During the winter months we post current scheduling and conditions for the outdoor rinks and toboggan hill here: https://bit.ly/2SirSlf
Tennis and Pickleball Courts
Please use the following guidelines for safe play during COVID-19.
Brockville Pickleball Club
The Brockville Pickleball Club is a group of Brockville and area individuals who enjoy playing pickleball throughout the year at the Strowger tennis courts from May to October and play at various inside locations throughout the remainder of the year.