It’s All Happening at Gage Park!
Gage Park, at 1000 Main St E, is the neighborhood green space for this east Hamilton community. Park regulars play tennis, and baseball and shuffleboard, photograph the iconic fountain, team up for lawn bowling, take a relaxing walk, share a picnic, ride the cycling pump track, enjoy the playgrounds, and attend festivals and concerts.
Canada Day Weekend at Gage Park hosts 3 days of family fun including dancing, concerts, music, drum circles, art, and games, plus more. Local and visiting yoga enthusiasts participate in weekly “Yoga in the Park” events. The popular splash pad cools everyone off on hot summer days. The Children’s Museum in Gage Park is the former homestead of the Gage family. The Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club is a popular activity at the Lawrence Street area of the park.
Gage Park covers 71 acres of open space with greenhouses and gardens, perfect for meeting neighbors, playing, running around, relaxing and exploring.
Hamilton Neighborhood Parks
The City of Hamilton has 3480 parkland acres in 394 places throughout the city. Community parks bring neighbors together to enjoy the green space and participate in fun outdoor activities. Hamilton communities are fortunate that people almost 100 years ago set aside areas for neighborhood parks as part of a livable city!
In the early 20th century the Gage Family made heir home where Gage Park is today. When the family offered to sell their property to the City of Hamilton, the city accepted, purchasing the property in 1918. A year later greenhouses were built and in 1922 the former Gage property became an official Hamilton City Park.
Howard Grubb created the overall plan for Gage Park. A well known architect named John Lyle designed the iconic fountain. Hamilton Parks Department and many Hamilton residents have enhanced Gage Park over the years and continue the commitment to improvements.
Keep up with Gage Events! (gageparkhamilton.ca)
Visitors can explore Gage Park on a quiet afternoon, or attend one of the many special festivals and events happening here. Check the Gage Park website for the calendar of events.