There’s So Much to Explore
Have you explored Belfountain Conservation Area yet? The park re-opened in June after undergoing critical restoration work throughout 2021. In 2017, the Minister of Environment approved our Environmental Assessment to restore a portion of the West Credit River. This work was part of phase one of the Belfountain Conservation Area Management Plan.
The restoration work included adding beautiful new features that highlights the park’s history.
Take it all in
There are new benches while you take in all the beautiful scenery. This bench is on the west side of the river channel.
Friendly Fox Folly
The Fox Folly sculpture was installed along the new boardwalk trail. Brook McIlroy designed this sculpture in collaboration with the fabricator, LaFontaine Iron Werks.
The ‘Belle” of the ball
It wouldn’t be a trip to Belfountain Conservation Area without a visit to the iconic ‘belle’ fountain. The fountain is an original cultural heritage feature of the property that dates back to when it was Mack’s Park. We restored it during the park closure. Restoration work was completed by contractors Clifford Restoration and Fountain Place.
Picture perfect bridge
The suspension bridge was originally built in 1908 and is the perfect opportunity to get a 360 degree view of the conservation area. Not to mention pictures of the gorgeous waterfall below.
A nod to the past
The letter sculpture of “luckenuf” was the name of Mack’s cottage that used to stand where the terrace is now. The word is stamped into pillars around the park. The word became Mack’s motto that they were “lucky enough” or “luckenuf” to acquire the land and create this beautiful park. It’s the perfect reminder of how lucky we are to explore nature.
Belfountain Conservation Area has a new mandatory reservation system. You can book your reservation online. The park is closed in winter so be sure to check out this beautiful park soon.