Patterson Park is a popular family park. It is 13.86 acres, with approximately 1900 feet of Georgian Bay shoreline. This park contains a washroom, playground, and picnic facilities.
Patterson Park also offers a unique swimming experience as the shoreline is mostly rock shelf - bring your water shoes for the best experience. We recommend this beach for swimming with children 7 years and above (in and out of the water may be a challenge for younger kids).
Beach water quality is monitored by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit between June and September (Labour Day long weekend). Consult the SMDHU website for water quality advisories.
Patterson Park is also the site of Ontario's first quarry: its limestone was quarried in 1639 for use at Sainte Marie 1 (the terminus of the 800 mile Fur Trading Route, originating in Quebec).
Limestone was taken from this site and transported three miles via the waters of Georgian Bay and up the Wye River for use in bastion walls, fireplaces and the altar base.
Overall, Patterson Park is a beautiful space that is perfect for families and history buffs alike.