Bob Hunter Memorial Park (Rouge National Urban Park)
Field trip starts : Sep 23, 2018
Canada's first national park in an urban area has a history long before Parks Canada was involved – local advocacy, provincial land ownership and transfers, TRCA securement management, municipal management. Rouge National Urban Park is truly a unique model in our national system of protected areas. Parks Canada is working with its key partners to protect the park’s important natural, cultural and agricultural resources. This field trip will begin with an introductory presentation by the park’s senior planner at the Cedar Grove Community Centre in Markham (7667 14th Avenue, L6B 7A8) and then we’ll head out to the Bob Hunter Memorial area of the park, located at 7277 14th Ave. in Markham. This area of the urban park includes a system of trails that take you through old agriculture fields that are being restored, ravine forests along Little Rouge Creek, heritage farm structures and active farms.
Organization: Parks Canada