Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park is 29.8 hectares and contains a beautiful trail system through four distinct natural ecosystems:
- Black Cottonwood zone
- Douglas-fir zone
- Ponderosa Pine zone
- Western Red Cedar zone
More information can be found in our Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park pamphlet. The park has:
- A network of shaded, easy trails
- A historical irrigation flume
- Home to endangered species
In the fall of 2019, this park became home The Treehouse Forest Preschool – a unique three-year pilot program. The Clubhouse Child Care Center has partnered with the Regional District on this project to reconnect children with nature while teaching them useful skills. Visit Planning and Resources for more information.
- This park may be subject to unplanned closures due to extreme weather events, like high winds or large snowfalls.
- Motorized vehicles, dogs, overnight camping, open fires, and smoking are not permitted.
- Please use and properly dispose of garbage in containers provided or take home.
- Bears and other wildlife may be active in this park – be prepared with our Wildlife in Regional Parks brochure.
January 1 – February 28 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
March 1 – May 31 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
June 1 – August 31 6:00 am to 11:00 pm
September 1 – October 14 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
October 15 – December 31 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Woodhaven may be subject to unplanned closures due to extreme weather events, like high winds or large snowfalls.
Winter: Reduced maintenance of parking area and facilities from approximately November 1 to March 31. Park visitors may experience weather-related and natural hazards.
Take Gordon Road south and turn left onto Raymer Road after DeHart. Woodhaven is at the end of the road.
Marked for development in the early 1970s, Woodhaven Park survived due to dedicated naturalists, Jim and Joan Burbridge.
With support from local residents, the province, and conservation groups (Nature Trust of British Columbia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada) the decision was made to turn the area into a Regional Park. The Burbridges continued as resident caretakers and guardians of the park for almost 30 years.
In February 2007, the Regional Board decided to close the park after receiving a detailed Forest Health Assessment, which specifically mentioned safety issues relating to aging trees. Naturalists pointed out that Woodhaven was home to at least one pair of Western Screech Owls, an endangered species.
Plans were created and hazard tree work was done to reduce the safety threat along trails, and ensure protection of sensitive ecosystems and habitat for the owls and other wildlife. The work was completed in the spring of 2009.
Regional District & UBCO Partnership
A unique Eco-Art partnership has been formed by the Regional District and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, creating the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre in 2013 and renewed in 2019.
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