National Urban Park

Prairie scene of colicroot flowers within Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve

Parks Canada has launched a new program to create a network of national urban parks across Canada in order to support access to nature in urban centres. National urban parks will contribute to conservation of nature in urban areas and biodiversity goals, provide access to nature for people living in major urban centres, and advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. The City of Windsor is collaborating with Parks Canada, Town of LaSalle, and numerous partners (Walpole Island First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Ontario Parks, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Hydro One) in exploring a National Urban Park centred on the Ojibway Prairie Complex.

Parks Canada has launched a new program to create a network of national urban parks across Canada in order to support access to nature in urban centres. National urban parks will contribute to conservation of nature in urban areas and biodiversity goals, provide access to nature for people living in major urban centres, and advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. The City of Windsor is collaborating with Parks Canada, Town of LaSalle, and numerous partners (Walpole Island First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Ontario Parks, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Hydro One) in exploring a National Urban Park centred on the Ojibway Prairie Complex.

  • Engagement Summary Report & Studies

    View the Engagement Summary Report presenting feedback from activities from November 2022 to June 2023 related to the proposed national urban park in Windsor. An English and French version have been provided.

    Click here to access the English report.

    Click here to access the French report.

    A series of studies performed throughout the Study Area in Windsor and LaSalle are also available and stored in the Studies section of the Library.

  • Open House - June 13, 2023 at LaSalle Event Centre

    An Open House is being held at the LaSalle Event Centre from 6:30-8:30pm to share further information about a proposed national urban park in the Windsor and LaSalle area.


    The LaSalle Event Centre is located at 970 Front Road, LaSalle, ON N9J 1Z9.


    The Open House presentation panels will be posted to this website on June 14, 2023.

  • Public Drop-In Event - February 23, 2023 at Marlborough Public School

    The City, on behalf of Parks Canada and partners, is holding a Public Drop-In event on Thursday, February 23, 2023 to share information about a proposed national urban park in the Windsor area. Come join us!


    Marlborough Public School - Kindergarten Open House

    3557 Melbourne Road

    5 - 7pm

  • Public Drop-In Events - January 19, 2023 at University of Windsor and St. Clair College

    The City in collaboration with Parks Canada and consultant WSP E&I Canada Limited, on behalf of partners, are holding two Public Drop-In events on Thursday, January 19, 2023 to share information about a proposed national urban park in the Windsor area. Come join us!


    University of Windsor - CAW Student Centre

    401 Sunset Avenue

    11 am - 1 pm


    St. Clair College - Main Building Cafeteria

    2000 Talbot Road

    2:30 - 4:30 pm

  • Public Drop-In Event - December 7, 2022 at John Muir Library

    The City in collaboration with Parks Canada and consultant WSP E&I Canada Limited, on behalf of partners, are holding a Public Drop-In on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 to share information about a proposed national urban park in the Windsor area. This event is an opportunity for those who were unable to attend the Public Open House on November 17, 2022 at the Ojibway Nature Centre.

    The John Muir Library is located at 363 Mill Street, Windsor ON N9C 2R3.

  • Open House - November 17, 2022 at Ojibway Nature Centre

    Please stop by the Ojibway Nature Centre from 4-7pm to learn about the proposed National Urban Park in Windsor.

    The Ojibway Nature Centre is located at 5200 Matchette Road, Windsor, ON N9C 4E8.


    The Open House presentation panels will be posted to this website on November 18, 2022. A survey seeking the community’s input on the proposed park will be available at this website from November 17 to December 15, 2022.

Page last updated: 07 Dec 2023, 01:00 PM