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.

While the Homestead is significantly valued by the community, the current Visitor Centre is aging, the classroom/exhibit space and washroom facilities do not meet the needs for important education programs and special events, and accessibility does not meet modern standards.

We need your help to raise $1.2 million dollars to build a modern, environmentally friendly Heritage Centre with educational and exhibit space, accessible and adequate washroom facilities, and a significantly enhanced visitor and student facility. This new cultural space will improve the overall educational and visitor experience, create a tourism gateway and important facilities to complement the region’s growing cycling infrastructure.

Click here to see the draft designs for the new John R. Park Homestead Visitor Centre, and click here to take the 3D video walkthrough of this incredible space to benefit education and tourism in our region.

Click here to watch an interview from JRPH Curator / Education Coordinator Kris Ives on the new Homestead Heritage Centre.

Every donation counts, and naming opportunities are available for gifts of $5,000 and above. Learn more about this exciting project. Click here to read our John R. Park Homestead Heritage Centre Case for Support.