The City of Charlottetown has a long legacy of providing public parklands, beginning with the 40 acre- Victoria Park. Today Charlottetown has an impressive inventory of parks and recreation amenities. Charlottetown is also one of Canada's founding Capital Cities. It has many important historical landscapes and streetscapes. It also has four historic squares. Rochford Square, Connaught Square, Hillsborough Square, and Kings Square.
In total Charlottetown has 158 parks and open space parcels providing 546.07 acres of recreation space, of which 418.87 acres are developed parkland.