A small crowd in the parking lot of the Heritage Centre

Museums and conservation areas educate, inform and delight.  They preserve our history and welcome us with stories told in their natural settings.  A visit to the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area takes you back in time to the 1850s, where the original house and farm buildings of John and Amelia Park have been restored to bring the 19th century to life.

Visit and Engage with the Homestead’s new Heritage Centre!

ERCA staff behind the desk at the Tourism Hub

Our new modern, environmentally friendly Heritage Centre houses educational and exhibit spaces, accessible and adequate washroom facilities, and a significantly enhanced visitor and student facility. It improves the overall educational and visitor experience at the John R. Park Homestead, and creates a tourism gateway and important facilities to complement the region’s growing cycling infrastructure.

Read our John R. Park Homestead Heritage Centre Case for Support.

Be a part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity!

This inspiring project was completed thanks to dozens of supporters, and you can join us! Naming opportunities are available for gifts of $5,000 and above.

Looking down the hallway of the Heritage Centre

Thank you!

Government of Canada Funding declaration