Lakefront Promenade is located at 800 Lakefront Promenade off of Lakeshore Road East, east
of Cawthra Road.
The waterfront is 21.5 km (15 miles) continuous route along Lake Ontario stretching
from Etobicoke Creek (Marie Curtis Park) to the Oakville border (Joshua Creek).
An Ideal Place
Lakefront Promenade Park is a project by the City of Mississauga and the Credit Valley
Conservation Authority, named after two of its most prominent features: a location at the
water's edge and leisure walkways. One of the largest waterfront developments in Ontario with
more than 40 hectares (104 acres) of public parkland dedicated to outdoor recreation and the
protection of wildlife habitat. Park amenities include a protected harbour with two marina
facilities, outdoor licensed eatery, a playground area that features a water splash pad,
boardwalks, picnic shelters, cycling paths, and concession facilities.
The park offers an extensive board walk and walking trails, a children's play area, a beach
area, 3 comfort stations, playground, water splash pad and a marina that offers berths for 170
boats and year round fishing spots. There is also a licensed out door patio and grill.
Group picnics with more than 25 people require a permit in order to reserve an area on a per
day basis. For more information or to reserve park space please call the Customer Service
Centre at: 905-615-4100.
Picnic Area A is located at McMillan headland with a shelter and seats 70. There is also
parking for 103 vehicles with two disabled spaces. Picnic Area B is located at A.E. Crookes
Headland with a shelter and seats 60. There is also parking for 32 vehicles with 2 disabled
persons parking spots.
Mississauga's Waterfront Trail
As you enter the park, look left for the Mississauga Waterfront Trail. The Waterfront
trail is a 21.5 km (15 miles) continuous route along Lake Ontario, stretching from Etobicoke
Creek to the Oakville Border. The Waterfront Trail was initiated by the Waterfront Regeneration
Trust, as a component of Lake Ontario Greenway Strategy. Mississauga's Waterfront Trail runs
from Marie Curtis Park in Etobicoke, through Lakefront Promenade Park west to Joshua Creek at
the Oakville border.
Douglas Kennedy Headland
You have reached the Douglas Kennedy Headland, one of three headlands created in the park. Most
of the active play areas for children are situated in this headland. The boardwalk that runs
along the Douglas Kennedy Headland is a popular year-round fishing spot. Anything from rock
bass to brown trout can be caught here. The warm water generated by the hydro station ensures
that the bay does not freeze during the winter months.
Playground and Splash Pad
The water for the play structures is activated by motion sensors which limit water consumption.
Fresh water is fed into five water play structures. Water draining from the play area is fed
into a nearby wetland. The parking lot beside the play area is unique in its design and takes
advantage of environmental technology. A porous asphalt surface is used so that water can drain
through the pavement into the ground, filtering any contaminants in the water before it reaches
Lakefront Promenade Marina
The marina provides seasonal berths for approximately 170 boats. Within the complex
are facilities for visiting boaters, a social room, a marina information office, and offices
for the Region of Peel Police Force, Marine Unit. A licensed outdoor patio is open throughout
the summer and early fall. A unique safety feature of the marina is a portable fire pump
enclosed in a stainless steel box. This unit, supplied by Mississauga Fire and Emergency
Services, can pump 200 gallons of water per minute and reach six boat slips more than 30 metres
away in an emergency.
Cawthra Creek Wetlands
Wetlands contribute to the environment by maintaining and improving water quality; protecting
the shoreline from erosion; aiding in flood control; and providing fish and wildlife habitats.
Plant species from trees to cattails have been planted along the shoreline to attract birds and
A.E. Crookes Park
A.E. Crookes Park was originally a 2.4 hectare (6 acre) neighbourhood sports field facility.
Now the park is an intimate setting for families to enjoy active recreation. Named after Albert
Crookes, a local businessman, politician and community volunteer.
R.K. McMillian Park & Headland
The park was originally a small wooded open space on Lake Ontario, expanded into the most
western headland in the park. Imagine how much fill was needed to create this headland. The
park and headland were named after R.K. McMillian, a local politician and former chairman of
the Credit Valley Conservation Authority for 12 years. He was best known for his concern about
protecting the environment, especially along the Credit Valley. R.K. McMillian Headland
supports passive recreation in a naturalized landscape. It has washrooms and a picnic shelter
with tables that can accommodate approximately 90 people. All picnic tables are made with
recycled plastic. Naturalized areas in the park create unique landscapes that allow trees,
flowers and grasses to grow, thereby creating habitats for birds and other wildlife. The
wetland habitat areas act as water filters to help purify the water before it re-enters Lake
A.E. Crookes Headland
You will need to backtrack past R.K. McMillian Park and follow the sandy beach to the right to
get to A.E. Crookes Headland. A.E. Crookes Headland is devoted mainly to recreational boating.
This headland gives you the best view of Lake Ontario and surrounding skylines. It is also
great for watching boats coming in and out of the harbour. Mississauga Sailing Club is located
here and in the only dinghy club in Mississauga. Dinghy sailing is inexpensive and accessible
to the general public who want to learn how to sail. New members are always welcome. Port
Credit Yacht Club is also located on this headland. The club has been in existence since 1936
when it consisted of twenty-five men, a fleet of eight boats and a clubhouse. Today the private
facility has many amenities including 250 boat berths and a beautiful multi-million dollar