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Come one, come all and enjoy FREE DAY USE at Awenda Provincial Park on July 19th in honour of Healthy Parks, Healthy People. Enjoy the opportunity to re-connect with nature and discover both mental and physical health benefits of time spent in Awenda, one of Ontario's hidden gems! Park staff will be leading special activities throughout the day.
10:30 am - Open Your Eyes to Nature
Discover the ‘art of seeing’ and open a window of understanding by learning how to nature journal. Open your eyes to the natural beauty of Ontario Parks.
Pre-register at the Park Store upon park arrival. Limited to 30 participants. Rain day location; Activity Centre
1:00 pm - Path of Paint and Paddle
What better way to help celebrate Awenda Provincial Parks' 40th anniversary this summer than by exploring our parks’ rich art heritage and creating your own personal masterpiece? Paint your own miniature paddle in a workshop geared to capture your special connection to Awenda!
Pre-register at the Park Store upon arrival. Limited to 32 participants. Rain day location: Activity Centre
2:30 - 4:00 pm - 'Cookie' Canvas
Paint yourself into Awenda's 40th Anniversary celebration this summer! Drop by 1st Beach for an informal painting event using a ‘tree cookie’ cross-section as your canvas. Explore your special connection to Ontario Parks in the tradition of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven! Informal drop-in between 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (30 minutes/person).
We hope to see you there!
Being in nature helps us live happier and healthier lives. Exposure to natural environments like parks enhances our ability to cope with stress. Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day with some yoga at 9:30 am. Bring your yoga mat.
Do you know what trees do to stay healthy? Join Mitch at 1 pm on a guided walk to learn the amazing things trees try to do to live a long, healthy life. Discover how spending time with trees are good for our health.
Join staff for fun activities suitable for the whole family. Check the activity sheet for details on programs and events.
Join us at the Day Use Beach to celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People! Free day use in all parks!
Activities will be happening throughout the day.
Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, walk or canoe. Overflow parking at main office. Bring your own healthy picnic.
Meet at 8:30am for some yoga on the lawn (bring a mat or towel) and follow that up with a bird walk. Courtesy of Get Yoga of Trenton. July 19 is Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) Day - entrance to Presqu'ile is free on this date!
Come to the Mattawa River Visitor Centre anytime between 10 am and 12 pm to pick up your free cleanup materials and to select a cleanup location.
Shorelines are important habitats to many species of birds, insects, mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians! Come get active and help us keep our park clean for this Healthy Parks Healthy People Day event.
As part of Healthy Parks and Healthy People Day, we are hosting a shoreline clean up event. Get out in nature and enjoy the sunshine, and help keep our parks healthy too.
Join us on
July 19, 2019
Free day-use in all Provincial Parks
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