Petticoat Creek Conservation Park

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1100 Whites Rd South Pickering, ON L1V 6K7 Get Directions


  • Accessible Pool Facilities (Closed)
  • Picnic Sites Available
  • Pets Permitted on Leash
  • Washrooms


Enjoy the outdoors at Petticoat Creek Conservation Park, picnic sites to gather with friends and family, and the Waterfront Trail to experience Lake Ontario.

Petticoat creek conservation area

Petticoat Creek Conservation Park offers a unique natural corridor for wildlife to live or travel along the creek towards Lake Ontario. It is home to 69 types of trees, including willows, oak, birch and pine, and a wide variety of wildlife, notably white-tail deer, fox, red tailed hawk, rabbits and squirrels.

Please Note:

  • TRCA remains committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19. We continue to encourage visitors to self-screen, physically distance and use masks/face coverings while indoors. Advanced reservations and cashless payments remain in effect for some parks and facilities – please visit the park webpage or contact the park or facility for further detail. Hand sanitization stations remain in effect until further notice. Visitors are required to comply with all government regulations and mandates pertaining to COVID-19.



STAY SAFE! Stay on the trails you see on the map.

Petticoat conservation park wayfinding map




The pool and splash pad facility at Petticoat Creek Conservation Park are currently closed for the 2022 season due to maintenance.


With six picnic sites, Petticoat Creek Conservation Park can easily accommodate groups both large and small. Our friendly customer service representatives will help you determine the best site for your group. For more information, visit picnic shelter at petticoat creek conservation area

Waterfront Trail

The Waterfront Trail running through Petticoat Creek Conservation Park is part of the 730-kilometre Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail, extending from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Ontario-Quebec border on the St. Lawrence. The Waterfront Trail within Petticoat Creek offers some of the most panoramic views in southern Ontario. Waterfront trail bridge at petticoat creek conservation area If you are visiting, make sure you stop at the Waterfront Trail bridge that crosses the creek for a beautiful view of the conservation area. Visitors can enjoy incredible views of Lake Ontario from the top of the bluffs — the perfect spot to visit in the summer to enjoy the mild breezes off Lake Ontario.

Day Camps

During the summer months, Petticoat Creek Conservation Park plays host to numerous day camps and day cares. We offer an ideal location with many shaded areas, picnic shelters for lunch and snack times, open fields for sports and plenty of washrooms. Special permit pricing applies.

Private Functions

For more information, date availability or to book an appointment to visit the facilities, please call 416.667.6295 or email


  • Pool facilities are barrier-free.


Pets are permitted at most TRCA conservation parks. However, to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we do insist that:

  • Pets are kept on a leash no longer than 2 metres at all times.
  • Owners clean up after their pets.
  • Pets are not permitted in the Aquatic or Visitor Centres.
  • A maximum of three pets per person/family.
  • Pets are never to be left unattended.

For more information, please read our Domestic Animals Policy.

Park Admission Fees
*no cash

Per Vehicle (admission + parking) Price (+HST)
Passenger vehicle $20.00
Bus/non-passenger vehicle $100.00


Enjoy FREE general admission to Petticoat Creek and other locations, along with a host of discounts and savings, when you purchase a Conservation Parks Family & Friends Membership!



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