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Our Parks and Recreation Department proudly maintain the Townships parks and green spaces as well as providing a range of leisure activities that enhance the quality of our citizens from golf courses and hiking trails to everything in between.

The township of North Dumfries owns and maintains 11 parks located throughout the township. The headquarters for Recreation Services is located at the North Dumfries Community Complex, 2958 Greenfield Rd., Ayr and is your home for winter sporting activities.

Historic Victoria Park in Ayr's west end is the home of the Fresh Ayr Festival, the Ayr Vics Intermediate Fastball Club, the Ayr Junior Vics Softball for children and the Ayr Tennis Club. Playground, picnic, snack bar and washroom facilities are available for your enjoyment.

Downtown Ayr is home to scenic Centennial Park, where you can enjoy your lunch, take in a concert in the summer or hold your wedding ceremony. Follow the Campbell Trail through to Jedburgh dam area and visit the swans.

The hilltop area in Ayr boasts Schmidt Park, opened in 1999. This park bustles in the summer months with activity from the Ayr Soccer Club and the Ayr Slo Pitch League. The park offers a snack bar and washroom facilities.

Piper's Glen Park and Douglas Park are located in the Nith River Neighbourhood. Both areas provide play areas and Piper's Glen hosts soccer and softball activities.

Roseville is home to the Roseville Community Centre, located in the converted schoolhouse that is over 100 years old. This is a popular location for family reunions and get-togethers as well as activities sponsored by the Roseville Neighbourhood Association.

Branchton, Clyde and Brown's Subdivision all have pleasant park spaces and play areas. Five Maples located at the 401 & Roseville Rd. offers a popular rest area.

For more information on the Township Recreation locations and facilities, please call (519) 632-8800 or email the Recreation Department.

The Grand River Conservation Authority also is in charge of various parks and offers recreation activities.