What about My Kids? Where will the go to School and Play?
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Welcome to Schools and Parks in Lindsay Ontario Part 1.
I’ve broken this segment down into 4 parts. . the North, South, East and West in Lindsay Ontario. * map of Lindsay, shown quadrants*
I’m going to put a disclosure here .. because there is a lot more in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes than just Lindsay, areas like Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, Little Britian, Manilla, Oakwood, Cambray, Cameron and Pontypool just to name a few.. But I live in Lindsay, the Brokerage where I work and own is in downtown Lindsay. I go to dinner here in Lindsay, I bank here and I shop here.
Starting in the North end of town we have a one catholic school - Pope John Paul. It is a kindergarten to grade 8 school. Its been here since 1980 and it is linked with St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church. Children in the area either walk to Pope John Paul and there is a school bus service as well.
There are two public schools - Parkview Public School that goes from kindergarten to grade 6. My children went to Parkview. They took a school bus but I would say most of the children walk to school. Adelaide St can be busy at pick up and drop off times if the children are expecting a ride home with their parents or guardians.
And Alexandra Public School located on the corner of Colborne St., and Sussex Street. It is also from Kindergarden to grade 6. Alexander is a walking school. Students live in this area.
The senior public school - for these schools is Central Senior Public School. This beautiful historic school receives kids from Parkview, Aleandra, Queen Victoria, King Albert and Leslie Frost Public Schools.. It is for grades 7 & 8.
By visiting the School boards district and using “Mybus to school tab” you can eneter the address of your home and it will outline which school your child will attend from that address. It is a very handy tool.
A lot of times children will play at the playgrounds at the schools. For a lot of kids it becomes familiar and a good place to meet up.
But lets not take away anything from our beautiful parks.
Elgin Park is locacated off Angeline Street and back onto Parkview School on one side & Lindsay Lawn bowling on the other. There’s a splash pad for summer cool downs too. There is lots of green space, sun shelter, washrooms and paved walkways too.
Northlin Park is off Albert Street and Sanderling Crescent. You can also access it from the trail through Lori Blvd. there is a playground, lots of grass for things like soccer, or maybe even lacrosse. And don’t forget the swings too!
Mayor Flynn Park is newer. It backs onto …. With playground. There are hills and slopes so this is a favorite place for tobogganing! The easiest way to get here is off Alcorn Drive or Edwin Street. . although I know lots that will slide over from Rogers Road too. Pioneer Park is on the smaller side, located on Lindsay Street North that will bridge a gap for playing space towards the newer builds happening towards the Jennings Creek area.
And a little further up from there is Springdale Gardens. The park there not only has a playground but there is enough land to maybe have a game of ball. Its mostly fenced from neighbors' yards. It is close to Jennings creek as well.
Welcome to Wilson Fields. Home of many soccer fields, playground and several baseball diamonds too. In the summer/ fall it’s been home to the midweek Farmer’s Market. There is lots of parking too.
And probably the most well used park in Lindsay is the Kenrie Park.
The Kenri park is further in the north end of Lindsay. Most drive there. It is a 110 hectare property - that’s 272 acres of land that provides protection to forests, meadows and significant McLaren’s Creek Wetlands. There are 12 interconnected trails that total almost 12 kilometers. Besides for the outdoor classroom, there is also hiking trails, a look out and boardwalk.
One of the most used amenities there is the off leash dog park. Your spayed or neutered dog must have current license tag. There is a separate area for small dogs and guide dogs.
And there you have it… If you enjoyed this video on Schools and Parks in the North Ward in Lindsay Ontario, the beautiful Kawartha Lakes, please stay tuned for my next video on Schools and parks in the West side of Lindsay.