Learn about wildlife gardening while the kids play soccer!

Westmount Sports Park on Westmount Road, Waterloo

Cover Photo Credits: © Golden-leaved Ninebark: Wouter Hagens (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Introduction

EcoPost 6.1 In 2015, the City of Waterloo planted the playing-field edges with wildlife-attracting shrubs and trees. Most have beautiful blossoms, bright fall foliage, and colourful fruit. Check them out if you are thinking of landscaping your yard – They are excellent candidates for gardens of various styles: Like the Golden Ninebark in the banner of this page

Things To Do

Take in the audiovisual display on common birds. Let the kids climb on the giant Kingfisher in the playground! Wander along the playing field edge and you’ll see the wildlife-friendly plantings. Use the “What to See Here” link to identify the species.

Obtain General information on this area here.

Where Next?

The University of Waterloo’s North Campus hosts a trail through the Environmental Reserve, which is also the site of EcoPost 10.

Getting Here

Coordinates:
43.477448, -80.561116

The Sports Park has a car park.
There is a generous bike lane along Westmount road N. as well as a wide asphalt path.

By Bus: Routes 13, 31 and iExpress201 travel Columbia St. Get off at Beechlawn Drive or Old Post Road, walk east to Westmount Rd.North, turn left onto Westmount Rd. N. The Sports Fields are on the right 600m north.

Maps and Trails

The Sports Park is new. There are no maps yet. 
The UW Campus map

Accessibility
On-site ramps
Boating not applicable
Dogs are not allowed
Not suitable for cycling but there is good cycle access to the site
Contact Park

Westmount Sports Park is maintained by the City of Waterloo Parks Department. Phone: 519-886-1550 Toll free: 1-866-786-3941

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