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Don River Celebrated in Richmond Hill at the Annual Mill Pond Splash

Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2009-05-28 01:01.
2009-05-31 09:00
2009-05-31 18:00

Mill Pond Splash - The ninth annual Richmond Hill Street Festival The 11th annual Richmond Hill Mill Pond Splash environmental eco-festival is free family-focused street party is held annually at the Mill Pond Park. The Mill Pond Park is home to a variety of plant and wildlife species and is part of a greenway system that houses native Southern Ontario trees. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has been working for several years with Town of Richmond Hill and the Don Watershed Regeneration Council to protect and restore local habitat in the park. Join us in Richmond Hill and help celebrate the headwaters of the Don River! This is a Free Family-Focused Street Party, featuring a range of activities for the whole family.

This Year's Lineup Includes

  • Native wildlife demonstrations
  • Ecological gardening tips
  • Environmental art show
  • Organic food market
  • Public tree and shrub planting
  • Nature walks
  • Nature-based games
  • Bird-box building
  • Exhibits on environmental conservation and recycling initiatives.

Food, refreshments and live musical entertainment fill out the program.

Mill Pond Parking Restrictions & Road Closures

'Emergency No Parking' signs will be posted during Mill Pond Splash on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following streets:

Along Both Sides

Street From To
Trench Street Richmond Street Mill Street
Starlight Crescent Mill Street 50 metres south
Mill Street Sugar Maple Lane Libby Boulevard

Along One Side

Street From To
Wood Lane Mill Street Rumble Avenue
Richmond Street Trench Street Leisure Lane
Leisure Lane Richmond Street Mill Street
Mill Street Libby Boulevard Lucas Street
Emerald Isle Court Wood Lane its westerly limit
Altamira Road Wood Lane Libby Boulevard
Sugar Maple Lane all of street  

Temporary barricades with 'Road Closed' signs will be placed on Mill Street between Trench Street and Sugar Maple Lane. Detour signs will be posted via Richmond Street and Leisure Lane for this event.


Mill Pond is west of Yonge Street & north Major Mackenzie Drive
Mill St & Trench St
Richmond Hill
See map: Google Maps