Parks, recreation and cultural services are essential components of a vibrant and engaged community. They significantly contribute to quality of life by enhancing relationships, promoting a sense of belonging, providing opportunities to participate in enjoyable activities, promoting fitness and health, developing the local economy, and protecting the environment for both present and future generations.
In the spring of 2016, the Township of Augusta initiated a process to review the Parks and Recreation Services offered to residents of the Township as well as the service delivery model with the objective of developing a multi-year Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan.
The intent of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan is to provide Township of Augusta with long term direction for the provision of parks, recreation and culture services to residents and visitors to the region. The Plan will consider the short and long-term future of current and future services in the context of the changing environment, needs and desires of its citizens and organizational structure and operation. The Plan will serve as a guiding document and provide the principles for recreational and cultural service delivery for both the immediate and longer-term future.
Community Halls and Recreation Facilities in Augusta
All community halls and recreation facilities in Augusta Township are not-for-profit and are run by volunteers.
COVID-19 Update 12/26/2020:
As per Augusta Township’s Media Release #8 (released December 21, 2020), ALL recreational facility rentals will cease operations for the immediate future.
Playgrounds, ski trails, and outdoor rinks remain OPEN. Outdoor rinks will have a maximum of 10 persons allowed at a time and team sports such as hockey are NOT permitted. Face coverings and physical distancing (6ft) will be required at all times (except for those living in the same household).
If you have questions or for more information, please contact Matthijs van der Veen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-925-4231 ext. 110.
Located on Cedar Street in a Maitland subdivision, this park has a children’s play structure, swings, a basketball court and soccer field. It also has a volunteer-maintained ice rink complete with side boards and lights in the winter months.
Domville Ball Park
This ball park features two ball diamonds, a canteen, dugouts and washroom facilities. It is located on the 4th Concession, just off County Road 18 in Domville.
Located on the 2nd Concession near the Kemp Street subdivision, this small park has a play structure and a baseball diamond.
Lawrence A. Fox Memorial Park
There are two ball diamonds with dugouts located on County Road 15 in Algonquin that are open for public use.
Lemon Point Lane Water Access
Along County Road 2, not far from Invista, there is an entranceway into the St. Lawrence River for those with small water craft (canoes, rowboats etc.).
Owned and operated by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Limerick Forest is located in the north end of the Township. The forest has plenty of things to do for nature lovers year round. For more information and upcoming events, visit their website: www.limerickforest.ca.
Maitland Education and Recreation Centre (MERC)
Click HERE to learn more about MERC Hall.
Maitland Look Out
Along County Road 2 in Maitland there is a spot where cars can pull off, park and look out at the beautiful St. Lawrence River.
Maynard Education and Recreation Centre
Click HERE to learn more about Maynard Rec. facility.
North Augusta Community Hall
Click HERE to learn more about the North Augusta Community Hall and other North Augusta recreation facilities.
Roebuck Community Centre
Click HERE to learn more about the Roebuck Community Centre facility.
Rothesay Dive Site
Click HERE for more information about the Rothesay Dive Site.
Funds to improve their facilities were give to most of the Township’s Recreation committees in 1967 as part of the festivities to commemorate Canada’s Centennial of Confederation. These stone memorials can be found in Maynard, Roebuck, Maitland and Domville.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our Recreation Committees and various other projects happening within the Township. If you are interested in helping your community, please contact Matthijs van der Veen, the Community Development and Planning Coordinator for more information.
Phone: (613) 925-4231 ext. 110
NOTE: Students who volunteer can put those hours towards their 40 hours of community involvement required to graduate high school!