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Canada 150 Projects


Improvement of Municipality of Brockton's Lion's Park Westwood Playground

Fall 2016

Walkerton Lions Westwood Drive Park is located at the north end 319 Westwood Drive with another entrance at the west end of Poplar Street. It includes playground equipment, sitting areas and a paved walk way around the park.

In the Fall of 2016, with the financial assistance from the Government of Canada, the Walkerton Lions Club and the Municipality of Brockton, upgrades including a new playground structure, a buddy bench and natural barriers were completed in the park.

The objectives of this project was to: attract people to the park, development of playground structures and to enhance this accessible park.

Westwood Lion's Park

Paved Park Entrance       Entrance from Poplar Street
from Westwood with         with a row of rocks.
trees on each side. 



Expansion of Paved Area on the Saugeen River Rotary Trail

Fall 2017

 The Saugeen River Rail Trail, built on the old railway lines that ran in the late 1800's, is a year round, multi-use trail that offers over 5 km of beautiful scenic views alongside the Saugeen River. 

Developed and sponsored by The Rotary Club of Walkerton in co-operation with the town of Walkerton and the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority the trail is idea for walking/hiking, cycling, cross-county skiing and snowshoeing.

It offers a peaceful and calm retreat where you can catch glimpse of various wildlife such as rabbits, birds and turtles.  Take the family and on nature treasure hunt, or allow yourself to sink in a meditative jog or walk or bring your dog to explore the path. 

Saugeen River TrailRiver Trail sign

In the Fall of 2017, plans for a paved expansion are underway from Tim Hortons to Sacred Heart High School.

The objectives of this project is to: improve accessibility for those with disabilities by extending a smooth surface on the existing trail, enchance a walkable community and to market and promote our river as a fishing destination.

This Project aims to increase physical activity, reduce greenhouse gases, benefit mental health and to attract people to our town.

Paved Trail Expansion

Planned expansion shown on map. 


We acknowledge the financail support of the Government of Canada


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