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Recreation, Parks and Facilities

The Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department maintains all municipal and recreational buildings and grounds. Follow the links below for information on facilities, community services and events. 

Contact Information

Jason Cuff
Recreation and Facilities Manager
Tel. (705) 898-2242
Fax: (705) 898-2181
Click here to send an email


The Municipality of French River offers many facilities for recreational activities within the community. The Municipality promotes health and wellness for all ages. Please view the Community Events Calendar for upcoming events and activities. 

To book a facility, please call the Municipal Office at (705) 898-2294.

To view the rental fees, please refer to the Fees and Related Charges By-law.


In total, the Municipality of French River has three municipal parks and three ball fields: 

Joe Chartrand Park
Location: 200 St. David St. N, Noëlville, Ontario
Joe Chartrand Park is a 4-acre municipal park located in Noëlville. The park includes a picnic area, a stage and a gazebo. There is limited parking available (20 Cars).

Verchères St. Parkette (Cemetary)
Location: 38 St-David Street North, Noëlville, Ontario (corner of St-David Street and Verchères Street)
This park is a 0.5-acre municipal park and is centrally located on the corner of St-David Street and Verchères Street in the town of Noëlville.

Splash Pad
Location: 796 Highway 64, Alban, Ontario
This park is a 4-acre municipal park located near the Alban Public Library in Alban. The park includes play equipment, a splash Pad, a Picnic area, and Washroom Facilities.

Wally Lamondin Park (Beach) 
Location: 1053 Highway 64, Alban, Ontario
This park is located in Alban and includes a beach, sheltered area and a picnic area.

Alban Skateboard Park
Location: 796 Highway 64, Alban, Ontario
The Alban Skateboard Park is located on the Alban Community Centre grounds.

Noëlville Skateboard Park 
Location: 21 St. Christophe Street, Noëlville, Ontario


The Municipality either owns and or operates multiple facilities within French River. Below is a list of all our Facilities. 

Municipal Office
Location: 44 St. Christophe St. Suite 1, Noëlville, ON, P0M 2N0
Phone: 705-898-2294

Hours of Operation:
MONDAY - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
TUESDAY - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
WEDNESDAY - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
THURSDAY - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
FRIDAY - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Alban Community Centre (ACC)
Location: 796 C Hwy 64, Alban, ON, P0M 1A0
Phone: 705-898-2294

Noëlville Community Centre (Arena)
Location: 21 St. Christophe St. Noëlville, ON, P0M 1N0
Phone: 705-898-2294

Fire Halls
Station 1
Location: 7 Vercheres St. Noëlville, ON, P0M 2N0
Phone: 705-898-2811

Station 2
Location: 796 B Hwy 64, Alban, ON, P0M 1A0
Phone: 705 857-3282

Landfill Site
Location: 330 Houle Rd. Noëlville, ON, P0M 2N0
Phone: 705-561-6413

Hours of Operation:
MONDAY - 8:00 AM- 12:00 (NOON)
WEDNESDAY - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY - 12:00 (NOON) - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Noëlville Branch

Location: P.O. Box 130, 15 Dollard St. Noëlville, ON P0M 2N0
Phone: (705) 898-2965

Hours of operation Noëlville: 
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Alban Branch
Location: P.O. Box 158, 796 Highway 64, Unit A, Alban, ON P0M 1A0
Phone: (705) 857-1771

Hours of operation Alban: 
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Public Works Office
Location: 142 St David St. Noëlville, ON, P0M 2N0
Phone: 705-898-290

Boat Launches 

Ash Bay Boat Launch
Location: End of Ash Bay Rd.
Ministry of Natural Resources property, limited parking available.

Happy Landing Boat Launch
Location: Happy Landing Rd.
Municipal water lot, gravel ramp, private parking.

Ouellette Rapids Boat Launch
Location: 112 Plouffe Rd.
Municipal water lot, cement ramp, and Ministry of Natural Resources parking lot are limited to 15 spaces.

Rainbow Camp Boat Launch
Location: End of North Channel Rd.
Municipal water lot, private ramp, private parking.

Shanty Bay Boat Launch
Location: 53 D Quesnel Rd, Monetville
Municipal-owned, cement ramp, limited parking.

Sucker Creek Boat Launch
Location: 46 Sucker Creek Rd, Monetville
Municipal-owned, cement ramp, parking limited to 10 spaces.

HWY 607 Landing Boat Launch
Location: HIGHWAY 607, Murdock River Bridge
Ministry of Natural Resources property, limited parking.


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