Fairy Lake and Fairy Lake Park, on Water Street, serve residents and visitors as an urban oasis in the heart of historic downtown Newmarket. The lake itself was made by Newmarket's earliest settlers who built a mill in the early 1800s at the foot of Main Street. The 13.4 hectares of parkland, waterways and marshland are also known as Wesley Brooks Conservation Area and includes the dam at the Water Street bridge, which is used for the purpose of flood control.
While strolling through Fairy Lake Park, you will discover playgrounds, picnic areas and beautiful walking trails winding around the lake, over bridges and through well-maintained parkland. The park has a pavilion offering shelter and washrooms, chess/checker tables and a barbecue site.
Visit the park after shopping at the nearby Saturday morning Farmers' Market, which runs from May to October.
Come to one of the Town's special events at Fairy Lake Park and see shows featuring music, dance, demonstrations and other activities. There are plenty of things for kids at our special events too, such as train rides, face painting and playing on bouncy castles.
The park is within walking distance to many nearby restaurants and shops along historic Main Street, as well as Newmarket Riverwalk Commons where children love to play and splash in the outdoor water feature in the summer and skate in the winter.
Fairy Lake Park is open year-round and is free of charge. Parking is available:
- Inside the park, south of Water Street (non-event days)
- Near Riverwalk Commons on Doug Duncan Drive
- On Main Street