The Best View in the Region of Waterloo

Homer Watson Park, Wilson Avenue, Kitchener

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Introduction

EcoPost 3.1.Homer Watson Park near Kitchener’s Fairview Park Mall is great site for a post-shopping picnic or a stroll among the hemlocks. If you have out of town visitors, the bluff over the Grand River offers the best view in town.

Things to Do

Check out the Hemlock forest after a snowfall or see fall colours! Learn about the ice-age history of the river bluff, the effects of land use change on river flow or watch migrant birds in spring or autumn.

Where Next?

Homer Watson Park is adjacent to a regional museum, an art gallery, and gentle walks as well as extensive hiking and cycling opportunities. Check them out here!

Getting Here

Coordinates:

43.405555, -80.436794

By car, Homer Watson Park is best accessed from Wilson Avenue or from Huron Road, Kitchener. There is a small parking lot on Wilson Avenue. Old Mill Trail, a road at the south end of the park also allows access to the extensive trail system.

By Bus: Grand River Transit bus route 10 allows access to the North end of the Park from stops on Wabanaki Drive, and loops to the South end, so it is possible to get off the #10, walk through the park and catch the # 10 back again to the Transit hub at Fairview Park Mall.

Maps and Trails

The Trans Canada Trail allows foot, bike and ski access.


You can make Homer Watson House and Gallery a destination on your walk

Accessibility
On-site ramps
Boating prohibited
Dogs are allowed if leashed
There are several ways to get here by bike, but the site is not generally suitable for cycling except for a main north-south trail
Contact Park

City of Kitchener Parks. Phone: 519-741-2200 ext. 2345

Cover Photo Credits
© 2016 Roger Suffling