David Farr Park is a mid-sized park that sits in downtown Pickering City. A tiny creek runs through the park and is surrounded by trees providing shade throughout the day and offering a tranquil environment. There is also a tennis court nearby called Glendale Tennis Club.
The playground is great for kids of all ages and there is a wide variety of things to do. There are tennis courts and a paved area for bikes and scooters. There is also a nice path along the creek that is a good place to watch for ducks and beavers.
David Farr Park has a fairly large and busy playground area. The park is very nice and clean and the equipment is placed well. There are swings, slides and climbing structures of various shapes and sizes. The play area is surrounded by a fence which makes it all the more kid-friendly as there could be no accidents with the creek nearby.
Also in the park behind the tennis courts, two hills lead down to the creek. Along with a wooden bench and picnic table, this is a pretty good place for an outing with the kids.
The park is open from 7 am till 11 pm so it’s a great place to go for an afternoon or evening stroll in the summer when you need to get away from the office for a while. A nice family park with lots to do. It’s not too big and not too small so it makes it great if you only have half an hour or if you want to spend hours at a time there.
The park is well maintained and very clean. There are usually neighbours around to help with any issues you may have. If not there is always someone driving by so It’s very easy for anyone to get in touch with one of the residents if they need anything.
Pickering residents can sign up as volunteers to help with tasks like helping fill the bird feeders, planting bulbs in the fall and removing litter from the parks.
By signing up as a Pickering Parks volunteer, residents receive:
– Free admission to City of Pickering parks.
– Complimentary access to some cultural events and attractions in the City, courtesy of Culture & Recreation Services.
Residents can also become Friends of the Pickering by making a financial contribution to support the environmental programs operated by the City including the Pickering Environmental Action Team (PEAT), a team of volunteers who help clean up local streets and green spaces, monitor water quality in local creeks and lakes as well as educate the community at events and on-site.
This is a beautiful park where you will find people with their dogs, running, or just sitting together talking about their days or the weather and enjoying life. There is not much to do in this park other than the playground but it never seems to be crowded which makes it so that you can enjoy yourself with your kids without feeling rushed.
Overall David Farr Park is a beautiful park with lots to offer for both adults and children. It can get quite busy during the summer but still is a great place to go and spend time with your family.
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