PARKS, Milne Dam Conservation Park
|Record #: MKM1837||Last Modified: 23 Jun 2016||Last Full Update: 23 Jun 2016|
|Description & Services|
|Description||This 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.
|Hours||Gates open 8 am-dusk|
|Fees||Admission ; Free admission on weekdays. Admissions charged on weekends and statutory holidays.
$4.00 per adult (16-59)
$3.00 per senior (60+)
FREE for child (under 16)
|Address Notes||Located on the East side of McCowan Rd, just South of Hwy 7|
|Office Phone||Customer Service: 905-415-7535
Sportsfield Reservations: 905-415-7509
|Primary Contact||Permit Coordinator; Phone: 905-477-7000 ext 7509|
|Subjects||Conservation areas ; Parks|
|Service Categories||Fishing ; Picnic Grounds ; Public Parks|