The City of Charlottetown’s parks and recreation and sustainability departments invite residents and visitors to enjoy new, self-led nature education activities in Victoria Park.
Each Monday, throughout July and August, kid-friendly, nature-based activities will be available at the ball field clubhouse at Victoria Park. Instructions will be displayed in the window, and the supplies required to complete the activity will be provided. A new activity will be available at the beginning of each week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Activities include woodland journaling, scavenger hunts, sketching and more. For information, visit www.charlottetown.ca/treesofvicpark
The city is also excited to unveil a new self-guided tour of the arboretum at Victoria Park. The arboretum displays a diversity of woody plants representing Prince Edward Island’s native flora. Located in a clearing at the edge of the park trails, the arboretum is a popular area of the park for picnics and quiet activities.
By its original definition, an arboretum is a botanical garden made up only of trees. At Victoria Park, the arboretum is comprised of both native trees and shrubs, some of which are quite rare.
The digital arboretum map includes 25 different species of trees and shrubs, which are each numbered for easy identification. The website also includes a detailed description for each tree/shrub so the public can learn their names and interesting facts about them. The Victoria Park Arboretum map is available at www.charlottetown.ca/treesofvicpark, and paper copies of the map will be available at the ball field clubhouse veranda.
For more information on both of these activities, visit Charlottetown.ca/treesofvicpark or call 902-566-5548.