On October 11, 2021, the pilot project that permitted alcohol consumption at designated picnic sites concluded. Alcohol consumption in all public parks and picnic spaces is now no longer permitted. 

Hermitage Park renewal started in June 2021 with anticipated completion of the south section of the park by fall 2021 and the north section by fall 2022. While the park will remain open for use, the main access road will be closed and access to parking spots limited.

Hermitage Park is located in the north-east end of the city. Filled with natural trails, a large off-leash dog area and picnic sites, this park provides users a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Fishing and paddling activities are also available.