A Place for Gentle Invaders
The Stanley Park Conservation Area is accessed from Ottawa St, River Road E., Kitchener
Cover Photo Credits: © 2016 Roger Suffling
EcoPost 7.1. A trail runs the whole length of elongated Stanley Park. This path runs through woodlands and old fields, as well as past wetlands. For this site we’ve lined up some gentle invaders! Meet winter finches that invade from the Canada’s North, and plants that are occupying this site under natural conditions, also some introduced from elsewhere. Likewise, meet the voles that would over-run the place but for their predators.
Things To Do
Learn about plant invasions here, and about the voles that thrive in the grassland along the trail.
From to April to July you will find Kitchener’s breeding peregrine falcons in downtown Kitchener at EcoPost 8. Visit beautiful Rockway Gardens, Kitchener Market or the Stanley Ponds Optimists Natural Area on the Walter Bean Grand River Trail. On a wet or cold day, try the Cambridge Butterfly Conservancy.
By Car: From Kitchener’s Ottawa St., Krug St., or Victoria St. (Highway 7). Park on side streets.
By Bike: Access via numerous side streets. Partial bike lane from south on Krug St.
By Bus: Route 1: Via King St. Route 8: Via Ottawa St. Route 20 or iExpress. 204 Victoria St. East
Maps and Trails
|Dogs must be leashed|
|A trail suitable for cycling runs the length of the park|