Bechtel Park

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A large park on the city's east side, Bechtel has an indoor field house, soccer and baseball fields, a dog park and more. During poor weather, check cancellations on our field conditions page.

Bechtel Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The park's indoor field house, the Manulife Soccer and Sports Complex, is open daily for programs and rentals. Park staff can be reached during business hours at 519-576-2420.

If you're driving, the main entrance to the park is at 185 Bridge Street West. Free parking is available. Follow roads into the park and watch for signage.

Public washrooms are available in the field house building during regular business hours and when programming is taking place on evenings and weekends.

Amenities and attractions

Bechtel Park is located on 100 acres of land on the city's east side. Many areas are available for rent. Amenities and attractions include:

  • indoor field house
  • leash-free dog park
  • large forested area with wetlands
  • trails for hiking and cross-country skiing (view city trail map for details)
  • three soccer fields (one of which has lights)
  • hardball stadium with lights, dressing rooms and press box
  • batting cage
  • four hard-surface tennis / pickleball courts with lights
  • playground

Indoor field house

The Manulife Soccer and Sports Complex has unrestricted turf floor space (33.5 x 62m) and a ceiling height of 11 metres. It is commonly used by community groups, schools and sports teams for training. If you're coming for a drop-in program, note we only accept cash and cheque at this location.

Dog park

The south end of the park has a large leash-free area for dogs. Rules for the park:

  • don't bring treats or toys
  • don't bring puppies (under four months), aggressive dogs, or dogs in heat
  • dogs older than seven months must be spayed or neutered
  • kids under the age of 12 must come with an adult
  • pick up dog waste and dispose in the designated receptacle
  • dogs must have proper licenses and vaccinations
  • stay in close control of your dog at all times