Woodland Park

First of a Two Part story on Woodland Park

It sits in the heart of Hespeler and at just under 2.5 acres(1 Hectare) it is not the biggest park in the City, nor does it have a ball park or a roaring waterfall,the City website lists it having playground equipment,open areas,nature trails,benches,floral display and as a woodlot. It has no splash pad, no bandshell no tennis court but plenty of mosquitoes and plenty of ambiance. Woodland Park was once a wonderful little place and though it is now just an after thought in the City’s plans on any giving day you can find people walking their dogs, jogging or just sitting on a bench enjoying nature. And according to my late Uncle Alex also a place where young adults in his time went to get away from spying parents and enjoy a smoke or a drink or two on a warm summer’s evening, and  perhaps even a lovers hideaway.A stream used to flow through the park and the remains are still clear to the naked eye and if you imagine hard enough you can picture small groups of guys and gals sitting under the trees and stars enjoying themselves or young boy’s trying to catch frogs and snakes that made the park their home or young girls picking wild flowers to take home to their Mom or Grandmother.  I walk through Woodland often and think about those that used the park in the past and despite the mosquitoes I think my Dog likes it as well.  Here are some pictures of the park.

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