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The Town of Hanover is committed to the provision, protection and preservation of parks and green spaces plus the development of safe, clean and accessible facilities; further advocating community pride and environmental health. We are continually monitoring and planning new open space, community partnerships, redevelopment of existing facilities and future needs. We wish to encourage individuals and community organizations to provide input and assistance with our planning process.

The Town of Hanover maintains 85 acres of parklands and open space. The following facilities fall under the mandate of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture.

Parks

   
 

Hanover Town Park and Campground - 724 7th Avenue, Hanover

Hanover Town Park is a large green space adjacent to the Saugeen River and is home to a canoe launch, great fishing, serviced camp sites, picnic pavilion and several play structures. The campground at Hanover Town Park is available for group camping rentals. There are 12 serviced sites at the park. The pavilion at Hanover Park is available for picnic rentals. Call 519.364.2310 to arrange for permits.

Heritage Square - 358 10th Street, Hanover

Heritage Square is the Town's jewel in downtown Hanover. The Square provides a number of space options (Music Garden, Amphitheatre, Plaza area) for special events, wedding photos, concerts or your leisurely pleasure. A Request for Use Form must be approved for reserving your space.

The Heritage Square is also the home to the Labyrinth of Distinction. The Labyrinth of Distinction recognizes persons of Hanover heritage having earned distinction bestowing pride and honour on the Hanover Community. An engraved paver stone is positioned in the plaza area of the Heritage Square Labyrinth in honour of the inductee nominated and approved by Hanover Council. Policy, criteria and nomination forms are available from the Parks, Recreation & Culture Office.

Karl “Speck” Wilken Park & Commemorative Grove - 725 7th Avenue

Karl "Speck" Wilken Park overlooks the Saugeen River Dam, links to the Community Trail System and is home to the Commemorative Grove. Residents are invited to makes donations towards decorative rocks at the Commemorative Grove in memory of a loved one or to celebrate an anniversary or birthday or perhaps to honour a volunteer.  All donations are tax deductible. Please contact 519.364.2310 x 2135 for further details.

Neighbourhood Parks

Hanover has 7 neighbourhood parkettes and continues to allot community park space as part of the agreement with subdevelopments that build within the community.

 
  • Kinette Playland - 5th Street
  • Kinette Park - 21st Avenue North
  • Legion ‘Bob Steer’ Park -610 14th Street
  • Optimist Park - 4th Street Crescent West
 
  • Pinewood Parkette - 4th Avenue
  • Tommy Burns Parkette - 7th Avenue South
  • Undeveloped Green Space - 17th Avenue South

Rotary Dog Park

"A Playground for Paws" | 799 16th Avenue Hanover, ON  

Rotary Dog Park Rules

  • All off leash park users are subject to the Ontario Dog Owners Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990 and all subsequent revisions and amendments.
  • You are responsible for your dog's behaviour.
  • All persons accompanying a dog(s) in the off leash park must pick up after their dog(s).
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Respect the rights of others, be safe and have fun!

All dogs entering the Off Leash Park must:

  • Be registered and currently licensed by a municipality.
  • Have up to date vaccinations, including the rabies vaccine.
  • Not be left unattended.
  • Be spayed or neutered.
  • Be leashed when entering and exiting.

Special Thank you goes out to all our sponsors.

Diamond Dog 
Hanover Rotary Club

Patinum Paw Donors
Power Workers' Union 
The Abell Family

Gold Bone Donors 
Giddy Goblin Games 
Carl Noble Barn Painting
Trillium Mutual Insurance  
Hanover Walkerton Veterinary Hospital 
Moore's Mini Excavation 
David Hilton

Silver Collar 
Doug Williamson 
Helen & Jack Aldersley

Bronze Bowl 
Mullen Small Animal Clinic 
Julie LeSauvage
Temptations Gift & Home Decor 
Evan's Service Centre & Budget Hanover 
Joan Hetherington 
SunLife Whitehead Financial Services Inc. 
Tails and Trails Pet Report 
Hazel & Robin Paige 
Peter Hambly 
Bruce & Maggie Edington 
Ed & Fern Peppler
Saugeen Boarding

 

Horseshoe Courts

Racetrack entrance off of 7th Avenue North.

Skateboard/Outdoor Basketball Park

724 7th Avenue, Hanover

Open daily from 8am to 10pm, the Skateboard Park features a new 6 foot bank, a 5 foot mini ramp, flat quarters, pyramid, fun boxes, spine ramp, quarter pipes and curb boxes. An outdoor basketball court is adjacent to the ramp area. Weather pending the park will be open until October 1st. The Skateboard Park is not supervised and the involvement of youth are the responsibility of parents and guardians.

Community Trail System

11km of trails in the Saugeen River Valley around the Town of Hanover. Enjoy the fantastic views from the 91m pedestrian bridge over the Saugeen River (access via 16th Avenue North).

Trail Access Points - Please note trails are not groomed during the winter season.

  • South Line (Concession Road 11)
  • 7th Street and 2nd Avenue
  • Stork Club (7th Avenue and 14th Street)
  • Hanover Park
  • Karl “Speck” Wilken Park
  • Leisure Park/Soccer Field
  • County Road 28 at the Saugeen River