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Lake Ontario Park

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Address: 988 King Street West, Kingston, Ontario K7M 1A3, Canada

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Lovely park for community use; city should invest more

We went for a family picnic (teens) and enjoyed our picnic table in the shade under mature trees. There is a wonderful, large splash-pad area for younger kids, which was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather J
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a family picnic (teens) and enjoyed our picnic table in the shade under mature trees. There is a wonderful, large splash-pad area for younger kids, which was very popular, along with the two sand-pit areas along the shore. Currently, the traditional park area (swings, slide etc) are some distance away from the splash-pad area and the road... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with my family on July 31 and rather disappointed. Walking along the trail in the park, the view to the lake is nothing special. If you look at the other side of the trail, you can see either commercial or school building that obviously doesn't fit in. The park itself was not clean and there was a stench... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When for a visit to lake ontario park was disappointed. This park was once a centres of the community. When I was a kid in the 70s abd 80s. I remember bands and dancing there. Back then there were also fireworks on holidays. When the amusement part moved it gave the city a chance to keep some of the community... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

A great deal of money was invested in this area recently. A kids' splash pad was added and parking areas improved. A building was added with restrooms and provision for small events. There are very few. The city also renovated a boat launch area, but it's on such a steep grade that only a brave boater would use it. Inexplicably,... More 

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Thank Garatshay
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It was fun with my two 11 year old boys and my hubs.Today we plant to go again. It was beautiful view. You can swim too. Love it.

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Thank srey neang k
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Lake ontario is my toddler's favorite spot for playground and splash pad fun. It's a nice backdrop with the water, but sometimes the bugs can be bad.

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Thank BevyPoo
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I came here for a picnic with friends and was able to find a nice grassy spot by a picnic table, despite it being summer with many other people there. It's super big! There's a water fountain area, a lot of picnic tables, a tall gazebo area, and I think an activity area.

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Thank f1onalau
Barrie, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I went there with my grandchildren who are ages 2 and 4. The views of the waterfront there spectacular. There is a amazing splash pad with water spraying from many cool balls and fountains. A great playground with lots of shade and picnic tables and bbq pits if you want to cook. Lots of walkways and grass areas, we had... More 

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Thank Donna7878
Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Brought 9 year old twin grand daughters. They loved the waterfront, climbing on the rocks and the ducks. The play structures were really great too. With the water pad it would be wonderful on a hot day.

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Thank SarahEOttawa_Ontario
Ontario Canada
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This park has been gentrified from the early days of amusement park, camp grounds etc. A lot of the character has been lost but there is a concrete splash pad. Great paved path east and west along the waterfront.

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