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Rouge National Urban Park Initiative

Rouge National Urban Park - A People's Park

NEW! Rouge National Urban Park draft management plan released for public engagement

NEW! Historic Rouge National Urban Park Act Tabled

On Monday, June 16, a major milestone was achieved when the Government of Canada tabled historic legislation to create Rouge National Urban Park, a new category of federally protected area.

Parks Canada is excited about this groundbreaking initiative - the first of its kind in Canada - to create a national protected area in the Greater Toronto Area, within easy reach of 20 percent of the Canadian population.

Rouge National Urban Park will be a “people’s park”, a place where people can gather, enjoy, discover and learn about the Rouge's rich natural, cultural and agricultural heritage.

Rouge National Urban Park will become one of the largest metropolitan parks in the world and will provide protection for approximately 1,700 species of plants and animals, some of which are rare or endangered.