Bolton Dick's Dam Park Tree Planting Celebration
Supporters gatherered at Bolton’s “Dick’s Dam Park”, located on Glasgow Road, on Saturday October 30th at 10am to celebrate the completion of a major tree planting project and to recognize and provide thanks to our Partners.
The aim of this Community Naturalization Project is to help re-establish the woodland habitat in this important area of the Humber River valley which will improve both the quality of water that enters the Humber River and the air we breathe plus providing improved habitat for local wildlife.
This project consists of a large number and wide variety of mature native trees (ball & burlapped) that were very recently planted in this historic Bolton Community Park by the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). This Tree Planting Project was sponsored by the Bolton & District Horticultural Society (BDHS) and generously financed by our Partners;
Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA)
The Town of Caledon
The James Dick Group Inc
Rotary Club of Bolton
Bolton & District Horticultural Society (BDHS)
CIBC In Your Community Employee as Ambassador Program – Mary Sasiela
This Park was named after the Dick family who are a prominent family in the Bolton area and whose ancestors originally built the dam to provide water power to their Iron Foundry in Bolton. The original dam abutments are still in place (under the walking bridge) and the old Mill Race evident behind homes; through the Sackville and Hickman intersection, and then parallel to the south side of the Humber (now part of the Trail) and eventually to the Dick’s Iron Foundry which is now the site of the new Rivers Edge Condominium.
This area also has other local heritage significance in that it was once part of the hamlet of Glasgowthat was incorporated into the Village of Bolton in 1872. Glasgow was a thriving community with both a Woolen and Saw Mill. A Commemorative Kiosk provides an interesting history about the area including the Greenspoon Summer Resort that was built in the vicinity of the Woolen Mill after it burned down. This site also provides access to the Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association (HVHTA) trail which connects with the Caledon Trailway and the Bruce and TransCanada Trails.
This park is unique in that the Humber River, a Canadian Heritage River, flows through it and a well used trail connects the various activity areas such as a soccer field, children’s playground, volleyball court and an open area for community events, e.g; Shakespeare in the Park.
In addition, this Park adjoins Edelweiss Park which originally had ski hills cw a ski lift and an indoor ice rink. It still is a major recreational area that includes numerous Soccer fields managed by the Bolton Wanders Soccer Club and also includes the Bolton Tennis Club courts.
If you require further information; contact the Bolton & District Horticultural Society Environmental Project Director, Richard Hunt, at 905-857-3228 or email@example.com(2013-11-05)