Bechtel Park

Bechtel Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The park's indoor field house, the Manulife Soccer and Sports Centre, is currently open daily for pre-booked programs and rentals only.

Check our closures page to find out when we're closed for holidays.

On this page

  1. Facility information
  2. Amenities and attractions
  3. Indoor field house
  4. Cancellations
  5. Leash-free dog park

Facility info

Park staff can be reached during business hours at 519-576-2420.

If you're driving, the main entrance to the park is at 185 Bridge Street West. Free parking is available. Follow roads into the park and watch for signage.

Procedure for using the fieldhouse

Using the facility
  1. Dressing rooms and showers are available.
  2. No participant, parent/guardian or spectator shall spit, blow their nose freely or release any bodily fluid anywhere in the facility
  3. Following the rental period, please leave the playing surface immediately.
  4. Participants must exit the facility within 5 minutes of rental activity ending.
  5. Ensure all equipment is picked up in advance to enable an immediate exit from the playing surface.
  6. There is no re-entry or in/out privileges permitted.
  7. Groups must be adequately equipped with their own first aid supplies.

Amenities and attractions

Bechtel Park is located on 100 acres of land on the city's east side. Many areas are available for rent. Amenities and attractions include:

  • indoor field house
  • leash-free dog park
  • large forested area with wetlands
  • trails for hiking and cross-country skiing (view city trail map for details)
  • three soccer fields (one of which has lights)
  • hardball stadium with lights, dressing rooms and press box
  • batting cage
  • four hard-surface tennis / pickleball courts with lights
  • playground

Indoor field house

The Manulife Soccer and Sports Centre has unrestricted turf floor space (33.5 x 62m) and a ceiling height of 11 metres. It is commonly used by community groups, schools and sports teams for training. If you're coming for a drop-in program, note we only accept cash and cheque at this location.


During poor weather, check cancellations on our field conditions page.

Dog park

The south end of the park has a large leash-free area for dogs.

Leash-free dog park rules
  • don't bring treats or toys
  • don't bring puppies (under four months), aggressive dogs, or dogs in heat
  • dogs older than seven months must be spayed or neutered
  • kids under the age of 12 must come with an adult
  • pick up dog waste and dispose in the designated receptacle
  • dogs must have proper licences and vaccinations
  • stay in close control of your dog at all times