Celebrate 50 Years of Ojibway Park
Thursday June 9th, 2011
Posted at 11:15am
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On Sunday, June 12, head to Ojibway Nature Centre between noon and 4pm to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ojibway Park. Enjoy a day in the great outdoors with family activities and tours of the new Nature Centre.
Ojibway Prairie Complex is recognized nationally as the eastern remnant of the original tall grass prairie. It is also the home of oak savannah, and pin oak forest. The park was not well recognized until research studies by professors from the University of Toronto in the ’70s showed its value.
The new 8,000 square foot Ojibway Nature Centre uses building materials that are sourced locally, such as Ontario white cedar, granite blocks recycled from the Ambassador Bridge and a polished concrete floor. It was built to be energy efficient as possible, and accessible. The centre is a potential LEED gold candidate. It was part of the $624 million capital budget of the City of Windsor representing funds from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Windsor. The $1.8 million nature centre project is funded by the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program in Ontario and the Ontario Recreation Program.
Check out the new Nature Centre in a previous story by windsoriteDOTca’s Chris Richards.