The Friends of Ferris is an energetic, non-profit group of volunteers who are hard at work, constantly bringing to Ferris special events and promotions unique to our Provincial Park! We are part of a growing network of co-operating associations across Ontario.

They assist in the maintenance of trails, trail markers and even installed trail benches for you to sit and enjoy the quiet moments at Ferris. A major project undertaken by the Friends in the past, was in partnership with the Campbellford Rotary Club, who helped build a picnic shelter. This has since been replaced, and a new picnic shelter was built by Ontario Parks. Today family gatherings, company picnics and special events in the Park all benefit from this structure. Another recent improvement is the purchase and installation of playground equipment much to the delight of young campers.

Do you love absolutely Ferris Park? Become a Friend!

Everyone can be a ‘Friend of Ferris’. We welcome families, individuals, special interest groups, park visitors, and business corporations. By becoming a member of the Friends of Ferris, you will be making a valuable contribution to a very special place.

Any contribution – volunteer help, sharing expertise, donations – all are gratefully accepted and always appreciated!

Friends of Ferris – Next Meeting
Monday May 27th, 2024 at 5 pm All welcome to attend
Location: Rotary Hall, 179 Saskatoon Avenue Campbellford

Download our most current Friends of Ferris brochure for a list of activities and information on how you can become a Friend of Ferris!

Memberships and donations may be mailed to:
The Friends of Ferris Park
474 County Rd 8
Campbellford, ON
K0L 1L0
Please make cheques payable to The Friends of Ferris Park
NEW – You can now etransfer support to the Friends of Ferris.
Email to ferrisparkfriends@gmail.com

2023/24 Board Members
President – Christa Giddings
Vice President – Bev Meyers
Secretary – Christine Best
Treasurer – John Knox
Directors: Klarissa Koscis, Alex Beiner, Theresa Miller
Website – Kathy Lewis

So please join us by sharing your time, talents and expertise, while making new friends, getting some fresh air and having some good down to earth fun!



Important Projects by the Friends throughout the years
 – Purchase of all terrain wheelchair (available for rent)
 – 6 new park benches
 – Boardwalks
 – Updating trails with new signage – walking/hiking/biking
 – New playground equipment
 – Chimney swift structures


Support your Park by purchasing Ontario Parks clothing or a yearly Park Pass.
Items are available at the Park Office and may not be exactly as shown.


Ferris Park links

Ranney Gorge Run – fundraiser for Campbellford Memorial Hospital
Natural Ontario article
Dry Stone Wall Workshops – DSWA

Photo credit Kathy Lewis

The Friends of Ferris is a registered Canadian Charitable Trust. Originally formed in 1994, they received charitable status in 1996, and adopted a mandate. Please join us by sharing your time, talents and expertise while making new friends, getting some fresh air and having some down-to-earth good fun!!
The Friends of Ferris is a registered Canadian Charitable Trust. Originally formed in 1994, they received charitable status in 1996, and adopted a mandate. Please join us by sharing your time, talents and expertise while making new friends, getting some fresh air and having some down-to-earth good fun!!

The Friends of Ferris are an important link in keeping our park in the news. With each special event, campers and local townspeople alike learn the value of having a Park such as Ferris Provincial so close, just next door.

Constitution and By-Laws (the legal stuff)


For more information, contact Friends of Ferris info@friendsofferris.ca