Lions Valley Park – A peaceful spot in the middle of Oakville
If you’re like us, any place that can entertain your kids for a good amount of time and is FREE, scores big points on the must-do list!
Lions Valley Park in Oakville is indeed free and you will find a playground, a creek, stroller friendly walking trails, a nice pedestrian bridge, frogs, birds, picnic areas and fishing.
This park is often referred to as ‘Oakville’s best kept secret’. Wanna take a sneak peak?
Here’s a short 23 second clip that was intended to show you a bit of the scenery near the creek. Instead;
This video perfectly sums up what every.single.outing.ever. is like with a toddler or preschooler… Ever!
Sixteen Mile Creek Trails
Despite the park’s list of features, our kids weren’t (initially) enthusiastic about any of it (more on that later)!
Lions Valley Park is located at Dundas St. W. and Lions Valley Park Rd (although it stretches down to Upper Middle and their are various entrances).
The trails in this park are part of the Sixteen Mile Creek trail system. You can find some additional trail info on the Town of Oakville website. http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/sixteen-mile-creek-trail.html.
There are a number of ways to get on to these trails. We chose to start at the parking lot on Lions Valley Park Rd and Dundas St. W. The parking lot is directly underneath the Dundas St. bridge.
From the parking lot, there are a few different trails. There is a map in the parking lot outlining the different options.
Most normal humans would have read those maps before heading out.
Unfortunately we weren’t those people…..