Markham. City Of

PARKS, Milne Dam Conservation Park

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Record #: MKM1837 Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 Last Full Update: 28 Jun 2012
Record Details
Areas ServedMarkham
Mailing AddressCity of Markham Civic Centre 
101 Town Centre Blvd 
Markham, ON L3R 9W3
Major IntersectionOn the East side of McCowan Rd, just South of Hwy 7
Office PhoneCustomer Service: 905-415-7535  
Administrative: 905-477-7000  
Sportsfield Reservations: 905-415-7509
Fax905-940-1550
E-Mailsportsfields@markham.ca
Websitewww.markham.ca
DescriptionThis 123-hectare (305-acre) park is the largest Markham park. It is bound by thick forest on the southern and eastern edges, with the Rouge River through the middle. The 2.3 kilometres of trails are suitable for walking, jogging and cycling. Milne Park is a stop off point for many migratory birds, and can be best viewed in the early mornings and evenings in spring and fall 
 
York Region's first off-leash park area for dogs existed here as a pilot project from August 1, 2001 to September 1, 2002. Officially closed on July 31, 2003, a permanent Dog Leash-Free area opened at the northwest corner of Miller Avenue and Rodick Road 
 
This park is well used for large group picnics. There is also a new modern picnic shelter that can accommodate 100 people. To reserve your groups' picnic area and/or the shelter, please contact our Permit Coordinator at 477-7000 ext. 7509 to obtain a permit or download a permit from the website 
 
Fishing is allowed with a MNR fishing permit (available at bait shops and Canadian Tire stores). The park is open for vehicles from 8:00 am until dusk from Victoria Day weekend until Thanksgiving. Admission to the park is free during the week. A $5.00 parking fee is charged on weekends and statutory holidays
DatesVictoria Day-Thanksgiving
HoursGates open 8 am-dusk
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LanguagesEnglish
Fees$5.00 parking fee is charged on weekends and statutory holidays 
SubjectsConservation areas ; Parks
Primary ContactCarol Dimpfel, Town of Markham Contact; Phone: 905-415-7509; Email: cdimpfel@markham.ca