One of Mississauga’s most scenic parks has reopened


Published June 9, 2020 at 9:41 pm

Seven new cherry blossom trees will be planted at Kariya Park in Mississauga on Wednesday. The event marks the 40th anniversary of Mississauga's sister city relationship with Kariya, Japan.

If you plan to spend more time outdoors this summer (especially since there might not be too much to do indoors), you might be happy to hear that one of Mississauga’s most scenic parks has reopened. 

Kariya Park (3620 Kariya Dr.), which features 65 cherry blossom trees of different varieties and colours, finally reopened to the public on Friday, June 5–shortly after the trees shed their gorgeous pink blossoms.

The park was closed during cherry blossom season to help maintain physical distancing and the blossoming was shared online via a webcam. 

The trees, which typically attract hundreds of nature lover and selfie-seekers every spring, were given as a gift from Kariya, Japan. 

The park also features Japanese-inspired gardens, walkways and a duck pond. 

The city is asking those who choose to visit the park to practice physical distancing and leave if it’s too crowded. 

“Please keep a safe distance of 6 feet and respect park rules to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” the city wrote on Twitter.

Cover photo courtesy of the City of Mississauga

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