GreenUP Ecology Park is a five acre showcase of sustainable landscape ideas and resources. With a host of display gardens and naturalized areas, a native plant nursery, children’s programs, skill-building workshops and hands-on displays, the park has everything you need to be a good steward of the land in your care. This unique, award-winning centre is an ecological adventure for the whole family, staffed from May through October. Bring a picnic and explore the park, pick up some compost or plants for your garden, or roll up your sleeves and get involved! There’s something for everyone at GreenUP Ecology Park.
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The GreenUP Ecology Park Native Plant Nursery
As of October 9, the Ecology Park Native Plant Nursery is closed for the 2020 season.
We will re-open in spring 2021 and we look forward to welcoming you at that time. Please check this page for updates.
2021 opening dates & hours:
Exciting changes at GreenUP Ecology Park
GreenUP has been offering opportunities for learning, skill-building, and environmental action in our community for over 25 years.
For children growing up in this region, the GreenUP Ecology Park has been a site of wonder, learning, and environmental immersion.
In 2017, GreenUP began its first capital campaign, the Growing Ecology Park five-year investment campaign. You can download the 2020 Donor Booklet at the link below.
In 2018, with generous community support and donations, we enhanced facilities at GreenUP Ecology Park by building a new Children’s Education Shelter. This new building will help to strengthen our capacity to offer high quality outdoor programming, maximize the impact this unique facility can have on the health of children, and increase accessibility to enable a greater number of children to use the park. In 2019, we completed installation of a new low-water irrigation system in our Native Plant and Tree Nursery.
Our goals for 2020 are as follows:
- Build a permanent, barrier-free washroom
- Install accessible, permeable pathways that will connect Ecology Park with the existing Trans Canada Trail
- Add a permeable foundation to the newly constructed Children’s Education Shelter to make this space accessible for everyone
- Install solar panels on the Children’s Education Shelter
You can help us reach our goals; you can donate now securely online.
For those looking for naming opportunities or giving larger gifts, please view our Major Donor Booklet
Continued plans for improvement at Ecology Park include a Straw Bale Greenhouse and a Naturalized Playscape.
As we look toward the future, community support remains as vital as ever to strengthen our capacity and educate our children in places like GreenUP Ecology Park. We are excited to continue strengthening our facilities to increase GreenUP’s capacity to educate the next generation of environmental stewards.