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  • Fitness trail of Sheppard's Bush in October 2006.Fitness trail of Sheppard's Bush in October 2006.
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Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area

We're thrilled to welcome you back to Sheppard's Bush! 

Please follow all park rules during your visit and remember that amenities, such as washrooms and pavilions, remain closed at this time.​

June 2020​​​​

​​Fitness Trail​: ​Please note the fitness stations are not currently available due to the pandemic restrictions. This page will be updated to reflect their re-opening.

Plans are well underway to re-open the Community Heritage Garden. Individuals that have signed up or indicated interest in a plot will be contacted ​directly.

Want to learn more? Join our Conservation Areas email list​ and get an update for next year. 

About Sheppard's Bush

Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is 26 hectares (65 acres) in size, and has over three kilometres of hiking trails, eleven soccer fields, two picnic pavilions and several historic buildings including a maple syrup evaporator hut and the Sheppard family house.

Aside from the playing fields, the majority of the property is forested, and includes mature pine plantations, mixed forest, an old sugar bush, and a ravine along the East Holland River. Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area is also part of a larger network of public lands and recreation trails along the East Holland River. From here you can go as far as Holland Landing on the Nokiidaa Trail or from Palgrave to Rice Lake on the Oak Ridges Trail.

Visitor Parking

To provide all visitors with an enjoyable experience at Sheppard's Bush, we'll be implementing a new parking regulation. Visitor parking will be available in the parking lot off Industry Street for a maximum of 3 hours between 7 am and 7 pm Monday to Friday. ​

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. For more information please contact Brian Kemp at 905-895-1281.​​​