In Your Own Backyard (IYOB) is a City of Sarnia Community Services initiative that will consist of several series during 2021. Kicking off this initiative is the IYOB Park Series. 

Community Services created the IYOB Park Series as a fun way to educate the citizens of Sarnia about our city’s abundance of parks and their amenities. The Park Series is a three-pillar program that is age-friendly, can be done at your leisure, and is free. The first pillar, DISCOVER, is an educational component where we introduce you to the many parks available to you in the city of Sarnia. Next, we invite you to EXPLORE some of our city parks through three themed adventures taking you around the city, prompted by signs and clues at each park along the way. Now that you know all about our city parks and their amenities, it is time to ENGAGE. The third pillar of the IYOB Park Series is the ongoing engagement in recreational activities and community improvement opportunities throughout the year.

We hope you enjoy all there is to discover and explore and that you take the time to engage in all our beautiful city has to offer.


Did you know the City of Sarnia has 1,000 acres of parkland and open space, over 40km of trails, and 95 parks?

Parks positively affect the local economy, our health, and our environment. Parks also instill their community with a sense of pride. At 174 acres, Canatara Park is Sarnia’s largest and most famous park, but do you know where and what amenities the other 94 parks have to offer?

Follow us on social media to discover a new park every week right here in your own backyard or download the Parks Master List.


Coming in March


Coming in March