Bob Hunter Memorial Park

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Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 8.19.28 PMThe Bob Hunter Memorial Park is a greenspace preserve in Markham, Canada. The park is named in honour of Robert Hunter, a park system he helped to defend. The park was officially opened in August 2006 by then Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty.

It consists of 500 acres (200 ha) of provincially owned land on the western edge of the Rouge River valley, as an extension to the Rouge Park. The city of Markham has a development plan for the park which includes renaturalizing the agricultural lands with Carolinian forests. In the spring of 2011, 25 hectares (62 acres) of forest were planted, and in the summer of 2011 a project began to create a meadow on land formerly used for agriculture. The park is scheduled to open in 2015 and will feature hiking and biking trails, a nature trail, restored wetland and re-planted native woodland.”

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