Sunnidale Park online tree walk guides visitors down a path to forest education and information

(Barrie, ON) - The City of Barrie has created a new, guided tree walk atSunnidale Park. The tree walk takes users on an interactive tour of the park's forests. Users will learn about the unique and diverse ecosystems in Barrie, how to identify tree species, and the importance of forests for wildlife.

“Sunnidale Park is home to a number of tree species that are vital to Barrie's ecosystem, pollinators and local wildlife," says Kevin Rankin, Manager of Parks & Forestry Operations. “Through the tree walk, we invite residents and visitors to engage with nature, learn about the importance of trees, and discover how to identify them."

The tree walk, accessible via thisQR code or by visiting the Discover Barrie website atdiscover.barrie.ca, features 12 different species of native trees. Its aim is to educate and engage users with tree facts and interactive activities. While at the park, users can scan the QR code using the camera tool on their mobile device and follow along on the walk as they visit each tree species location. On-site signage will also be installed in the coming weeks for those who don't have access to mobile devices, or who didn't bring their device to the park.

Sunnidale Park is a 48-acre park located at 227 Sunnidale Road in Barrie.

Visitbarrie.ca/UrbanForestry to learn more about the city's parks and trails, and about programs that are helping to build a greener Barrie while mitigating and adapting to climate change.

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Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220