Nature Trails Brochure Flipbook
Redwood Park Redwood Park offers a quiet escape into the trees. This magnificent arboretum of over 50 different species of trees and five towering groves was started by twin brothers David and Peter Brown in 1893 – what a legacy! It’s hard to imagine that less than 150 years ago this area had been completely logged. The twins planted diverse trees from North America, Asia, South America, and Europe, including many fruit and nut trees. Today, a replica of the treehouse they lived in stands in the centre of the park. The park gets its name from the many redwood trees planted here. The red-brown giants that you see are giant sequoias, typically found in western California and famous for growing to be some of the largest trees in the world! Can you find the biggest giant sequoia in the park? It is estimated to be 110 years old – only a sapling compared to its 3500-year- old relatives in California! Whether you are looking to have a picnic in a forest setting, play at an all-access playground, or simply wander amongst the trees, Redwood Park is the place to do it. Trails wind through forest, meadows and groves of trees. The trees are ever-changing with the seasons, so visit year-round and watch as the greens turn to gold and then back again. If you are looking for a more rugged trail experience, follow the trails down the slope in the southern portion of the park.
17900 – 20 Avenue
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