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.
Hanover Town Park and Campground - 742 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 - 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 memorial trees, garden beds, picnic tables or 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. Donated monies are also included in the perpetual care of the selected memorial. All donations are tax deductible. Please contact 519.364.2310 x 2135 for further details.
Hanover has 7 neighbourhood parkettes and continues to allot community park space as part of the agreement with subdevelopments that build within the community.
Hanover Rotary Dog Park - "A Playground for Paws"
Location: Rail Lands Leisure Park (north of trails system, east of soccer pitch)
The Rotary Off Leash Dog Park will be closed from May 2nd to May 14th for maintenance and installation of features.
Planned work includes: Installation of benches, potable water access, permanent signage, entrance surface improvements, adding and stabilizing soil to the bottom of the north fence line and additional bag dispensers. The Off Leash Park will re-open on May 14th at our Grand Opening Celebration!
Please join us for the ceremony and Rotary Club BBQ at 12:00pm on May 14th.
Features: separate areas for large and small dogs, water, benches, parkland setting with several trees, accessible from trails system, parking and washrooms nearby.
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.
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