Recreation in Pickering
The City of Pickering has many wonderful recreation trails and nature areas. Foremost among these is Rouge Park which forms the western boundary of this city. Here you will find undisturbed wetlands, valleys and meadows where a variety of wildlife can be spotted. Petticoat Creek, Greenwood Conservation Area, and the Seaton Hiking Trail, are all popular spots for walks and hiking. The Pickering Millennium Waterfront Trail overlooking Lake Ontario, features a boardwalk, water-spray park and sandy play areas. Millennium Square is the starting point for three different walking and hiking trails. This trail system links up with the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail.
The Pickering Recreation Complex located at 1867 Valley Farm Road, just south of Highway 2, includes tennis, squash, and racquetball courts, a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, and an ice arena. Fitness classes, and exercise equipment, play a prominent role at this facility.