Victoria Park

470 Water Street, ,

Victoria Park was Peterborough’s first park. The land was left to the County in 1847 by the Colborne District Council on the condition that it was not to be sold or built on, and it has remained a park ever since. In 1861, the Peterborough Horticultural Society began maintaining the park. They planted flowers, formalized its layout, and commissioned a fountain. A bandstand was built, and concerts were given in the park until World War II. A Provincial plaque commemorating the Robinson Settlement in Peterborough was unveiled in Victoria Park in 1958. At the east end of Victoria Park (on top of the hill) is the District Courthouse and Jail - one of the finest examples of courthouse architecture in Ontario!

GPS Coordinates: 44.307780000, -78.318942000