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.
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.
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.
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
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