Mel Swart - Lake Gibson Conservation Park

The Mel Swart – Lake Gibson Conservation Park is a 29- acre, waterfront park located on the shores of Lake Gibson.  The park can be found at the intersection of Beaverdams and DeCew Roads near historic Beaverdams Village.

Mel Swart - Lake Gibson Conservation Park
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This park is an outdoor recreationist’s dream.  Benches to rest or watch the birds are dotted along the trails that wind throughout the park.
Mel Swart - Lake Gibson Conservation Area benches

Mel Swart - Lake Gibson Conservation Area boardwalk and shoreline
The boardwalk over the lake provides guests with a better vantage point to enjoy the view of the lake and shoreline.  A unique rock feature provides a good location for friends to meet and enjoy the afternoon in the park.  There is plenty of parking to accommodate guests and visitors of the park.

Mel Swart - Lake Gibson Conservation Area swamp rose-mallow

It was through the efforts of local residents and the City of Thorold that the park was officially opened in 2002.  This park is an excellent example of re-naturalization that has encouraged the return of numerous indigenous species of birds and animals.  The Mel Swart – Lake Gibson Conservation Park is part of the Niagara Greenbelt.  More information about the park can be found by visiting http://melswartlakegibsonpark.com/ or http://www.niagaragreenbelt.com/listings/76-parks-gardens-a-conservation-areas/196-mel-swart-lake-gibson-conservation-park.html

To report damaged equipment, vandalism or graffiti, please contact the Operations Manager at 905-227-1911.

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