Event: Join us this Saturday July 18 for Parks Day in Rouge National Urban Park

Parka_Waving-SalutCanada’s Parks Day is Saturday July 18. The annual celebration aims to encourage Canadians to discover and connect with their local parks. This year, Rouge National Urban Park is celebrating Parks Day with a vibrant set of activities set against the backdrop of our fantastic “urban wilderness” in East Toronto and Markham. Adopt-A-Pond will be celebrating with a native Ontario turtle display, fun take home resources and Captain Sunshine: our very own outreach Blanding’s Turtle*! (*weather dependent)

* When:
Saturday, July 18 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Where:
Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road, opposite the Toronto Zoo!  

Parks Day at Rouge National Urban Park will feature fun, educational, family-oriented events and activities to highlight the important role that parks play in maintaining healthy and resilient ecosystems, protecting critical habitat for species at risk and contributing to human health and well-being.  Meet Parka, the Parks Canada mascot, and take a guided walk with one of our award-winning volunteer leaders. Take a walk on our self-guided “Discovery Trail” and meet the Rouge National Urban Park team and learn about all kinds of local places and new ways to make Parks Day every day.

Remember to pack a lunch, bring plenty of water and snacks, and wear appropriate clothing.

Coming from downtown Toronto? The Park Bus service has arranged a free shuttle to the Rouge for Parks Day. All of the seats on the bus have already been reserved, but a waiting list is open. Sign up at the following website and we’ll save you a spot if one becomes available. https://parkbus.ca/rougepark

For more information click on the following web links:

Rouge National Urban Park 
 
* Parks Day 

* July 18 guided walk schedule 

* Directions to 1749 Meadowvale Road

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For more information about Toronto Zoo conservation programs visit: http://www.torontozoo.com/conservation/

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Funding for Adopt-A-Pond Workshops and Hikes Has Been Provided By:

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