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 and numerous partners (Walpole Island First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Ontario Parks, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Town of LaSalle, Hydro One) in the initial stages of 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 and numerous partners (Walpole Island First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Ontario Parks, Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Town of LaSalle, Hydro One) in the initial stages of exploring a National Urban Park centred on the Ojibway Prairie Complex.

  • The City of Windsor, Parks Canada, and partners are working together to create a national urban park in Windsor, Ontario. The proposed national urban park may be one of a network of parks across Canada under the National Urban Parks program launched by Parks Canada in 2021. The purpose of these parks is to protect nature in urban areas, connect people with nature, and advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples through respecting and fostering Indigenous knowledge, stewardship, and a "two-eyed" seeing approach to their management. First Nations traditional territory holders, Walpole Island and Caldwell First Nations, are envisioned to play an important leadership role. 

    This survey seeks your input as we explore this potential park. 

    We want to know how you currently use the park, what particular sites you value and why. We also want to know your thoughts on the scope and extent of the proposed park.

    The survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your responses are completely anonymous and please do not include any personal information in your responses. 

    Please submit your completed survey by December 15, 2022.

    Thank you in advance for participating in this survey and sharing your thoughts on the proposed national urban park in Windsor, Ontario! We value your feedback as we gather information and ideas about the park during this early exploratory phase.  Please note that all responses received will be confidential.


    Study Area

    A draft study area for the proposed national urban park has been identified. We welcome your thoughts on whether these areas are the right ones to include in the national urban park. These areas were selected based on natural heritage features and include public and privately owned lands. Consultation will occur with all landowners prior to designation of any lands as part of a national urban park.


    The information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. The information will only be used to understand thoughts and interest in pursuing a national urban park in Windsor and improve the City of Windsor’s commitment to customer service.  Questions about this collection may be made to Marc Di Domenico, Project Administrator, at nationalurbanpark@citywindsor.ca or (519) 255-6100 x6452.

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