Kivi Park

Kivi Park, Sudbury: Hours, Address, Kivi Park Reviews: 4.5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Kivi Park is a multi-use sports and outdoor park intended to become a premiere destination for sport, nature and adventure located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Our vision is to create best in class facility for all ages and abilities that encourages community health and active living through organized sports, extensive trails, recreational spaces and lakes. Boasting the best of the Sudbury landscape filled with all the diversity the Boreal Forest is known for, some of the city’s best waterways and the gorgeous rock of the Cambrian Shield, Kivi Park is the perfect destination for year round outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. With over 35km of groomed trails, outdoor enthusiasts will be able to reach the region’s most picturesque spots through a series of trail systems.
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2-3 hours
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Sarah M
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It's a very nice park, but it's for the rich and privileged. You have to pay a fee to use it. Outdoor spaces should be accessible to everyone.
Written May 13, 2022
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Hi Sarah. Thank you for your feedback. Kivi park is private property that requires constant maintenance and upgrades. With over 480 acres of land, our maintenance team works very hard to keep the space in good condition to satisfy visitors. As a non profit organization, we want anyone to be able to enjoy the space no matter what their financial situations are. That is why we have an affordability fund where people of low income or in financial stress can apply to receive a free annual pass.
Written July 20, 2022
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n s
Toronto, Canada396 contributions
The park has many of outdoor offerings -- healthy family fun. All volunteer-run and a friendly atmosphere. The cross-country ski trails are quite good, but not that long. And since the area is not that big, they wind around on themselves quite a bit, an intestinal character. Well groomed.
Written March 18, 2022
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Haleigh Arthur
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Kivi Park is a great location to do a variety of outdoor activities and is available to everyone of all ages. Kivi Park is the perfect place to bring your family or friends to venture out into the outdoors and do activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, and fat biking. The landscapes and activities that Kivi Park provides make this place a safe and unforgettable experience. One thing that Kivi Park should improve on is its annual pricing. Their hiking trails used to be free to anyone, but now they only offer a year pass that sums up to $100 and their hiking trails cost $9.00 per person, this can become pricey especially for people of the lower class that have a large number of people in their family. Another issue I have with Kivi park is if you want to actually do any of the activities that they offer, such as fat biking and snowshoeing, you have to pay for their equipment that is also quite expensive. If you’re also someone that relies heavily on public transportation, this isn’t the best place for you to visit.
Written November 9, 2021
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Greenka2014
Toronto, Canada58 contributions
Couples
We did the 5 km trail that leads to the lookout. Gives you a good sense of the woodlands and the geology around there. Mostly birch stands in the lower sections but some hardwoods on the upper levels. Surprising view from the top. Bring a camera. Warning, the 5 km trail has some steep sections and the rocks are not always secure. I’m glad we wore our hiking boots and I would take my Nordic poles next time. It rained the day before and there were many really muddy sections up high where the water didn’t drain from the rocks. I was told the 3 km trail is flat and easy by comparison. We walked by the children's playground which looked amazing.
Written October 10, 2020
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Hi Greenka2014, We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the autumn experience at Kivi Park! You will have to come back during all of the different seasons to see how the wildlife and landscape changes throughout the park - there are so many fantastic photo opportunities for photographers! We appreciate your comments and look forward to sharing it with our volunteer team. Warm Regards, Sydney Little Marketing Representative Kivi Park
Written October 13, 2020
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Richard M
Sudbury, Canada64 contributions
The trail systems at Kivi park are top notch. Everything is run by a volunteer staff who do a great job.
Lots of sliding and play areas for younger kids.
There is a nice fire pit area for warming up, roasting weenies, etc.
Also a well lit skating trail through a pine bush.
Never a dissapointment.
Written February 24, 2020
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Hi R M, We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your winter experience at Kivi Park! Our park is used year-round for a variety of activities in each season, and our goal is to be a premier destination for outdoor health and wellness, sport, and adventure. We appreciate your comments and look forward to sharing it with our volunteer team. Warm Regards, Sydney Little Marketing Representative Kivi Park
Written February 25, 2020
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Daydream631212
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This park was donated by a local woman for use by everyone. Initially it was free to use, but now an annual membership $100 or daily use pass of $9.00 required..That's a bit pricey for a one hour walk.
Written February 17, 2020
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Hi DayDream631212, We are sorry to hear you feel this way about our fees. Mrs Fielding generously contributed over $3M to fund the development of what is arguably Sudbury’s premier outdoor recreation destination. It was Mrs Fielding’s wish that Sudburians and visitors enjoy the park free of cost until development was complete. Now that the park is finished and faces an annual operating cost of $250,000 it is time for visitors and patrons of the park to help assist with costs associated with park upkeep and maintenance. A user-fee system is best practice at facilities like this across North America. This is a natural course of events for facilities like Kivi. We were mindful when determining the pricing model for our Kivi Passes and we understand the various monetary commitments of our park users. For this reason, we created our Affordability Fund. This ensures that anyone who wishes to enjoy Kivi Park but might not have the means can do so through the fund. The fund is supported through the generosity of our community, fundraising initiatives like our Tree Lighting event and our Pay it Forward Program. For those who wish to support the Affordability Fund they can do so by purchasing a Pay it Forward Pass. This pass is then matched by an anonymous donor, with funds being matched up to $100,000, making it the largest fund of its kind. By purchasing your Kivi Pass you are supporting the maintenance and long-term sustainability of Kivi Park and helping to ensure that the park will be here for generations at the calibre that you have come to enjoy and expect from Kivi Park. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or visit our website for more information www.kivipark.com. Sydney Little Marketing Representative Kivi Park
Written February 19, 2020
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Nate B
Northern Ontario13 contributions
Family
My son had a couple of races plus some training for para nordic skiing. Good conditions and godd signage.
Written January 6, 2020
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Hi 582nateb, We are happy to hear that you enjoy your experience at Kivi Park! We have recently become Ontario's first designated Para-Nordic Training Centre. We appreciate your comments and look forward to sharing them with the team. Thanks, Sydney Little Marketing Representative Kivi Park
Written January 7, 2020
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Createwithmom
Toronto, Ontario, Canada141 contributions
It is a big space to hike or do winter activities. We liked the children's park areas. It is a good place to play and relax.
Written September 7, 2019
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Hi Createwithmon, We’re glad to hear you enjoyed Kivi Park and had some fun at the playground! Our park is used year-round for a variety of activities in each season, and our goal is to be a premier destination for outdoor health and wellness, sport, and adventure! We appreciate your comments and look forward to sharing it with our team. Warm Regards, Sydney Little Marketing Representative Kivi Park
Written November 26, 2019
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Desiree T
Grande Prairie, Canada64 contributions
Family
This is a fabulous place to take kiddos to burn off energy and get outside. The playground is incredible and the setting is also really nice.
Written July 28, 2019
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Hi Canucksgirl561, We are so happy to hear that your family enjoyed your visit to Kivi Park! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your experience, we appreciate your comments and look forward to sharing it with our volunteer team. Warm regards, Sydney Little Marketing Representative Kivi Park.
Written November 26, 2019
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Active Outdoorsman
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Solo
If you are into x-country skiing, or snowshoeing, or are willing to spend the money to rent gear to try fat tire bikes etc. and you have your own transportation this place might be your Jam.
If you are not moneyed; if you rely on public transportation; if you like to feel close to nature; if you go for hikes in the woods to get away from it all (meaning you don't see any infrastructure, like roads and crowded trails that run parallel to each other within a few feet and a terrain that is very landscaped devoid of animal life); then this place might not appeal to you.
To many Kivi Park appears as a crowded playground in the back yard for our cities most privileged; after all it was bought and paid for by them.
Written May 12, 2019
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Hi Active Outdoorsman, Yes, our park offers many activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking, and if visitors do not have their own equipment we’ve tried to heighten their experience by partnering with Adventure365, a locally-owned business, to offer rental services. There are many other activities to be enjoyed as well such as ice skating, hiking, two playgrounds, a multi-use sports field, basketball court, outdoor rink as well as canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Visitors who are looking to get to Kivi Park via public transportation can book ‘GOVA Zone’ which connects you from the bus to Kivi Park with a partner taxi at no extra charge! We have also been actively trying to have the City of Sudbury add a paved shoulder for bike lanes connecting Long Lake Road to Kivi Park. You will notice the front end of the park is busier than other areas as it’s quite a hub! However, our park is comprised of 450 acres so there’s a lot of space to get engulfed in the wilderness. Many of our guests share photos of the abundance of wildlife that has been witnessed throughout the park. We invite you to explore Crowley Lake and the trails at the south side of Kivi Park as they become more secluded the further you go. Thanks for sharing your feedback, we hope you join us again soon. Warm Regards, Sydney Little Marketing Representative Kivi Park
Written November 26, 2019
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Kivi Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.