Pioneer Park is a privately owned park located on a bluff overlooking Lake Huron in   the beautiful Village of Bayfield. Pioneer Park is maintained for the benefit of the Public by the Pioneer Park Association.

Best known for its breathtaking sunset views, Pioneer Park is a favourite destination for residents and visitors seeking tranquility and relaxation in a natural setting.

The Pioneer Park Association is a nonprofit organization and a registered charity. Donations are gratefully accepted to operate the park.

Please Know:

  • No Fires or BBQ’S Permitted in Pioneer Park
  • There are no public washrooms in Pioneer Park. Public washrooms can be found at the Public Library
  • No overnight camping is allowed – we are not a campsite 
  • The Pioneer Park Association follows current Covid-19 protocols as prescribed by the Ontario government
Pioneer Park Beach Stairs

We are thrilled to announce that the PPA Stairs to the beach are now open to the public! This repair was a lot of hard work, and we couldn’t thank everyone that was involved, enough! Thanks to the community involvement, the many months of fundraising, the amazing outcome of the 50/50 draw, and the hard work of our grounds committee, the public will once again be able to enjoy access to the beach.

A bronze plaque, honoring the Thompson family for their donation of land to the PPA

This spring, under the direction of Bud Robinson, a committee of Pioneer Park Association members has been at work on the new addition of parkland generously donated to the PPA by the Thompson family.

A bronze plaque, honoring the Thompson family for their donation of land to the PPA,  has been placed on a boulder near the park entrance at Main St.

Split rail fence
Volunteers have built a split rail fence defining the property line and planted cedar trees to provide privacy for our new neighbours.
Metal fence
A meandering path has been cut through the meadow so that visitors can wander from Main St., where the stone pillars have been restored, to the Tuyll St. culvert which provides access to the new park. Five park benches will be strategically placed throughout the park to provide seating for visitors.

The Rummage Sale is on! This is our single largest fundraiser of the year.

After a two-year hiatus, we are back! We are hosting our 73rd Annual Pioneer Park Association Rummage Sale and Silent Auction. Please circle July 8th, 2022 on your calendars.  We are starting the sale a little earlier this year – outside sales begin at 6:00 p.m. and the arena doors open at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the Rummage Sale, we will also be hosting our Annual 5km Race on the 1st of August. Be sure to stay informed HERE

Use of Pioneer Park for a small wedding ceremony or event

For information regarding use of the park for a small wedding ceremony or small event contact: info@pioneerpark.ca

Pioneer Park is privately owned and operated for the benefit of the public by the Pioneer Park Association. Available space and dates are limited.

We are not accepting inquiries for 2022 as 2022 is fully booked.

You may inquire at info@pioneerpark.ca for availability in 2023.

Thank you
Board of Directors

Our Goals

The mission and purpose of the Pioneer Park Association is to promote the health and enjoyment of the people of  the said Village of Bayfield and vicinity, through owning, preserving, improving and managing a park or parks open to the public without charge and to undertake other projects for the welfare of the community.

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers and members for making our Park such a beautiful place to visit and our events such a success!