An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘Parks

“Moments” by Gerry Houghton at McLennan Park

McLennan Park, Kitchener

The newest sculptures in the City of Kitchener are far more interesting than the infamous “worm” in front of the courthouse on Frederick Street. The Pedestrian on the parking garage at Charles and Benton Streets is easily understood as is this new art in McLennan Park on Ottawa Street in Kitchener. The park officially opens tomorrow and the festivities and events are detailed here.

(McLennan Park , 901 Ottawa St. South, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Title: Moments
Year: 2011
Artist: Gerry Houghton
Medium: Aluminum
“Moments”, the new public art work at McLennan Park, is a 5-metre tall aluminum sculpture. Four figures are grouped together: cyclist, skateboarder, walker, and ice skater, to celebrate the spirit of recreation at McLennan Park.

Written by Ruth

August 12, 2011 at 7:23 am

Cricket at Waterloo Park

Cricket warmups

Playing fields are gradually drying out and sports teams are getting a late start on their outdoor seasons. Cricket games are played at Waterloo Park throughout the summer months. This is a game I know very little about but it looks more interesting to me than football. 😉

Cricket game in progress at Waterloo Park

Directions to Waterloo Park

Written by Ruth

June 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Parks, recreation, Sports

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A Walk Before Work

These pictures were taken early this morning along the boardwalk at Riverside Park in Cambridge. The birds and other animals were not looking for human handouts but were busy singing, making nests and feasting on new plant growth.

Written by Ruth

May 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Posted in Low cost or Free, Parks, Trails

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Old City Hall Clock Tower

Clock at Victoria Park, Kitchener

Written by Ruth

May 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Posted in City Views, Parks

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Springtime in the Park

I enjoy walking around Victoria Park at any time, but in my opinion, it is most beautiful in early May. The willows are green and the magnolia trees and forsythia are blooming this week.

Written by Ruth

May 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm


Lakeside Park, Kitchener

Canada Goose goslings are really cute for about a week. These are the first newly hatched ones I have seen this spring.

Written by Ruth

May 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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The Neutral Nation

Panels are posted near the entrance of Huron Natural Area with information about people of the Neutral Nation who lived here around 1500 AD.

Written by Ruth

April 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm