Green Spaces

The natural heritage system

One of the town’s greatest achievements is the preservation of over 900 hectares of green space known as the Natural Heritage System (NHS). The NHS stretches across all of north Oakville – 600 hectares east of Sixteen Mile Creek and about 300 hectares west. This land will be conveyed into public stewardship.


An interconnected system of trails, cycle ways and sidewalks will provide access to the NHS and to other open space systems across Oakville. Trails will be incorporated into the communities over time. Visit the North Oakville Trails Plan page for details.


There will be four community parks and 10 neighbourhood parks (pdf), along with urban squares, cemeteries and stormwater management facilities.