Lake Wabukayne

In my opinion, Lake Wabukayne is one of the best hidden gems in all of Mississauga. Located just north west of the intersection of Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd W in Meadowvale, Lake Wabukayne was originally designed as a storm water management reservoir and built in the 1970’s and over the past 40 years, the lake has grown into a naturalized area and is home to many species of birds and wildlife.

Part of the larger Lake Wabukayne Trail, there is a walking path that circles the lake providing a serene place to jog or stroll in nature.

The section of the path that surrounds the lake is approximately a 1/2 km, so it’s a good walk for people of all ages. My wife and I enjoy taking my kids there in the nice weather so they can see the ducks and other animals.

Friends of Lake Wabukayne

In 2010, myself and other residents of the local community formed the Friends of  Lake Wabukayne Stewardship Committee to protect the natural environment, educate the public about the natural space and to foster community spirit. In 2011, The Friends of Lake Wabukayne in partnership with the Rotary Club of Mississauga-Meadowvale was awarded a Trillium Grant from the Province of Ontario to help us in our mission. In addition, the city of Mississauga contributed over $100,000 towards improving the park and Meadowvale Community Christian Reformed Church has been a crititcal partner in the project. From the funds, below are the projects that have been implemented by the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship Committee.

Butterfly Garden

The butterfly garden at Lake Wabukayne in Meadowvale Mississauga

The Butterfly Garden at Lake Wabukayne in Meadowvale Mississauga

Community Bulletin Board

The Community Bulletin Board at Lake Wabukayne

Stop by the Community Bulletin Board at Lake Wabukayne to see what’s new around the lake and pictures of birds

Interpretive Signs

Interpretive signs at Lake Wabukayne in Meadowvale

In the picture you can see an interpretive sign showing the floating island. There are a number of signs located around the lake.

New wheel chair accessible park benches

A wheel chair accessible park bench overlooking Lake Wabukayne in Mississauga

One of a number of wheelchair accessible park benches at Lake Wabukayne

Floating island

The floating Island Interpretive sign at Lake Wabukayne

The scheduled date of completion for the projects is October of 2012. For more information check out the Lake Wabukayne web site.

Ducks swimming at Lake Wabukayne

 

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