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Mill Pond Park - Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrPirateCat
N 43° 52.545 W 079° 27.120
17T E 624368 N 4859237
Quick Description: Mill Pond Park - Richmond Hill, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/17/2010 5:06:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Q31
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
Mill Pond Park is enjoyed by the community year-round. When it was first created in the 1830’s, Mill Pond Park was a place of commerce and industry. The pond was created in 1835 when John Langstaff and his son built a dam on a branch of the Don River to establish a sawmill. Today, Mill Pond Park provides a variety of recreation and leisure activities for all ages including Mill Pond Splash, a celebration of the Don Watershed, and Concerts in the Park, a number of music concerts and barbecues held throughout the summer that feature a variety of music genres.

Mill Pond Park has a playground equipped with swings, bouncy toys and playhouses for children to enjoy. Alongside the play area are numerous picnic tables, benches and a gazebo for people to relax while overlooking the pond and horticultural displays. Parking and bathrooms are both located on the south side of the park. Beyond the park, the trail allows you to explore the natural beauty of Richmond Hill. Following the trail around the pond brings people to various scenic lookouts. Continuing along the pathway, there are more challenging slopes, which bring you out along Regent Street where you can access a plaza and Stavert Park. The trail then winds back around to the main entrance beside the park. Whether hiking, biking, rollerblading or walking along the Mill Pond Trail, it is an excellent place to spend leisure and recreational time.

Information provided by the York Region website. Directions: In Richmond Hill, parking at the south-west corner of Mill and Trench st. There is a parking lot.
Name: Mill Pond Park

Street Location: 298 Mill Street

Local Municipality: Richmond Hill

State/Province, etc.: Ontario

Country: Canada

Web Site: [Web Link]

Picnic Facilities: picnic tables, band gazebo, bathrooms nearby, parking

Recreational Facilities:
Playground, hiking trails, pond


Monuments/Statues: Yes

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): there is an art gallery with specific viewing hours directly across the street

Fountains: In the middle of the pond.

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Mill Pond

Special Events: Mill Pond Park is stage to the popular summer Concerts In The Park, and it also hosts the annual Winter Carnival and Mill Pond Splash Events.

Traditional Geocaches:
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Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Date Established: Not listed

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