Lake Ontario Park
|Lake Ontario Park|
|Location||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|Area||37 acres (15 ha)|
|Operated by||City of Kingston, Ontario|
|Status||Open all year|
The park, which dates from 1894, is a day-use facility with picnic areas, picnic pavilion, walkways, and children's playgrounds. The city acquired the park from the street railway company in 1930, the last year of streetcar service in Kingston.
Its once popular campground closed in 2005 and the park's many amusement rides and refreshment booths have been removed. In 2006 the City of Kingston completed an exercise to obtain public feedback on the park's future.
The park was refurbished and officially reopened on June 23, 2013 with washrooms, a play structure, walking paths to the shoreline, a beach volleyball court and a natural skating rink for the winter.
Thousands attend on Victoria Day at dusk (third Monday in May), to enjoy a large fireworks display over Cataraqui Bay, as well as live music performances.
- Chronology of the History of Kingston. Kingston Historical Society Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved February 23, 2016
- Lake Ontario Park - Park Renovations Completed-June 2013 Retrieved February 23, 2016
- Refurbished Lake Ontario Park re-opens. Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved February 23, 2016
- Lake Ontario Park (City of Kingston)
- Lake Ontario Park history, Jennifer McKendry
- The final report of the Lake Ontario Park Revitalization Study