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Kinsmen Wellesley Park
(Unless otherwise indicated, photos by Don of www.Wakamow.com)

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Located south of the Maryland Park.

A Century of Picnics
This area, known to early residents as Wellesley Park,
was designated a city park in 1904.

It has long been a favourite picnicking spot and berry picking area. At one time, the city even maintained a hot water kitchen and supplied permits and wood for its fire pits. In 1990, following a few years of neglect, the Moose Jaw Kinsmen Club adopted the park and assisted with its restoration. Since that time, Kinsmen Wellesley Park has regained its popularity as a picnic site and recreational area.

The popularity of the park is enhanced by nearby amenities. It lies at the southern end of the Devonian Trail, a 4.5 kilometre hiking and biking trail made possible by funding from the Devonian Foundation. As well, the Trans Canada Trail is located on the ridge to the south.

Maryland Park, the former tree nursery located just north of this site, is now a popular bird feeding area. Over 80 species of birds have been sighted in the valley with as many as 42 overwintering.

Kinsmen Wellesley Park and the sorrounding area continue to welcome birds and people alike. After all, everyone loves a picnic.
(Information from the Information Sign near the pavillion)


In October 2016, Wakamow Valley staff and volunteers built a fully-accessible playground to replace the original structure, built in the late 1980s by the Kinsmen Club, which was vandalized and set on fire in June of 2015.
Wakamow Valley Authority raised $70,000 through events, donations and grants between June 2015 and October 2016.


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