All Places in Dresden’s Parks & Trails

  • Dawn Settlement Walking/ Driving Tour

    Click Here for: Dawn Settlement Tour Instructions Audio Tour: Video Tour: Coming Soon Dresden is home to the world famous “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Historic Site. Josiah Henson inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s fictional character “Uncle Tom” in her 1853 novel which later became the basis for songs, musicals, plays and movies. Henson’s association with the novel has tended to distort our understanding of his real life story. Henson’s fame also overshadowed other important Underground Railroad figures connected to the Dawn Settlement. Henson was one great man among many. He was one of a group of men who founded and developed the Dawn Institute also known as the British-American Institute. The purpose of this tour is to introduce you to some of those important figures, viewing sites and artifact buildings linked to them. You will travel around an area which was once the British– American Institute a place of refuge and learning read more

  • Tiffin Park- Rotary Bandshell

    Grab a blanket and a picnic lunch and head out to Tiffin Park in Dresden this summer. With plenty of shade, picnic tables, and even a band shelter, Tiffin Park is a great place to spend an afternoon. Functions: Concert Special Event Features Bandshell Benches – Portable Parking – Street Parking Lot – paved Picnic Tables Shaded area

  • Rotary Park

    Located at the corner of Issac and Rufus Street, this park is equipped with a creative playground structure that allows both your child and their imagination to run wild. This park also hosts swings for pre-school and youth-aged children , which are always favourites.There is plenty of shade, and bench seating throughout the park. Street parking is available. Functions: Features Benches – Permanent Creative Play Unit Parking – Street Shaded area Swing – Preschool Swing – Youth

  • Stranak Conservation Park

    Available from May through October, Stranak Park provides two shelters with all the amenities necessary to make that next family reunion unforgettable. Shelter #1 is our newest facility which is located near ball diamond and washrooms. Please call the Dresden Municipal Centre at 519-683-4306 Functions: Features Ball Diamond – Lighted Bleachers Changerooms Concession Area Creative Play Unit Parking Lot – Gravel Picnic Shelter Picnic Tables Playground Area Shaded area Swing – Preschool Swing – Youth Teeter totter Washroom – Permanent Wooden Climber

  • McVean Park

    Located in Dresden, McVean Park is a great park to take the kids to this summer. With it’s creative play system, youth and pre-school swings, wooden climber unit and teeter-totter, your children and their imagination will be engaged for hours. There is a lighted baseball diamond with plenty of bleacher seating for all your family spectators as well as, a concessions stand for all your popcorn and peanuts needs. Plenty of picnic tables, shade and a picnic shelter add to the charm and convenience of this park. Bring the whole family out and enjoy a day at the park! Functions: Baseball , Capacity of Facility: 40 Baseball Tournament , Capacity of Facility: 40 Features Ball Diamond – Lighted Bleachers Changerooms Concession Area Creative Play Unit Lights Parking Lot – Gravel Picnic Shelter Picnic Tables Playground Area Shaded area Swing – Preschool Swing – Youth Teeter totter Washroom – Permanent Wooden read more

  • Kinsmen Park Ball Diamond

    The Kinsmen Park ball diamond located in Dresden is an excellent stop for a game of ball. Used primarily for Minor Sports, this diamond features a sport clay infield, backstop and bleachers for 50 -60 spectators to enjoy watching games. This diamond is used for practise & games. Please call the Dresden Municipal Centre at 519-683-4306 to help with your booking. Functions: Baseball , Capacity of Facility: 50 Baseball Tournament , Capacity of Facility: 50 Special Event , Capacity of Facility: 50 Features Backstop Ball Diamond – no lights Benches – Portable Shaded area Swimming Pool

  • Jackson Park

    Take the kids out to Jackson Park this summer, located on Brown Street in Dresden. There are youth and pre-school swings and plenty of shade. Looking to work on your jump shot? Give the basketball court a try. There is plenty of bleacher seating for all the family spectators, as well as permanent washrooms and plenty of parking. Functions: Baseball , Capacity of Facility: 40 Baseball Tournament , Capacity of Facility: 40 Concert Special Event Wedding Features Basketball court Bleachers Lights Parking Lot – Gravel Picnic Tables Shaded area Swing – Preschool Swing – Youth Washroom – Permanent

  • Trillium Trail Historical Walk

    The 5.8 km Trillium Walking Trail was constructed by the Dresden Horticultural Society, with sponsorship from the Dresden Rotary, as an exercise venue for walking, biking, and jogging. The Trillium trail encompasses a shorter historical walk of 2.4 km which can be enjoyed without walking the full trail length of 5.8 km. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through Dresden’s old Victorian neighbourhood. Directions: From the downtown Dresden area, walkers can proceed to the Rotary Memorial Gardens to begin one of the three loops included in this historical walk. Click Here To Download the Trillium Trail Brochure