Urban Regional Park Naming

What do the following greenspaces have in common?

All three greenspaces are on land owned by the City of Saskatoon.

The naming occurred on the same day.  The Parks Standing Committee approved the park naming of all three urban regional parks on October 19, 1978 according to Report No. 8-198 of the Parks and Recreation Board City of Saskatoon.  All three greenspaces were put forward to be named through City Council as submitted October 30, 1978.

The matter was concluded with a motion on Tuesday January 2, 1979 in File No. C. 15-22 Dedication of Parks, Parks and Public Reserves.  Council approved the naming of all the park areas as submitted on October 30, 1978  after the matter went before the City Planning Officer, the  Director of Parks and Recreation, and the City Solicitor who set out in a letter dated November 9, 1978 the implications of naming these areas as parks under Section 201(3) of the Urban Municipality Act .

George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Urban Regional Park) is located at Latitude 52.111486 Longitude -106.795220, at NE 21-36-6 West 3 or at Saskatoon address 133 Range Road 3063.

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (Urban Regional Park) is located at Latitude 52.1212696, Longitude -106.7158149 inside the City of Saskatoon Part SW 23-36-6 West of the 3 Meridian or at Saskatoon address 355 Township Road 362-A.

Chief Whitecap Park (Urban Regional Park) located at Latitude 52.0724815, Longitude -106.7257148 at the former rifle range Section 1 and 12 Tsp 36 Rge 6 W3 west of the rrd Meridian which lies east of the South Saskatchewan  River.  CWC is located about 12 km south of Saskatoon,  travel south on Lorne Avenue (Highway 219 Chief Whitecap Trail) making a right turn onto Cartwright St (Township Rd 362) drive past Furdale and the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club and then turn left onto Saskatchewan Crescent.

Which of the above are located in the West Swale?

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located directly in the West Swale and features a permanent marsh, and several temporary marshes.  A biologist classifies the entirety of Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area as a wetlands area.

City planners depict the West Swale as traversing east of George Genereux Urban Regional Park.  However Larry Edwin Hodges places the land location of George Genereux Urban Regional Park directly on the west shoreline of the  Ancient River created by the Yorath Island Spillway.  Biologists classify George Genereux Urban Regional Park as a wetlands, though there are no permanent marsh features visible to a layman.

Chief Whitecap Park uplands overlook Yorath Island, an end moraine marking the confluence of the West Swale with the South Saskatchewan River.

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area,  George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits

P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SW 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map

Pinterest richardstbarbeb

Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park

Facebook: StBarbeBaker

Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

Facebook: South West OLRA

Twitter: StBarbeBaker

Please help protect / enhance /commemorate your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)

Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year).  Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers  Please and thank you!  Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated.  Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!

QR Code FOR PAYPAL DONATIONS to the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc.
Payment Options
Membership : $20.00 CAD – yearly
Membership with donation : $50.00 CAD
Membership with donation : $100.00 CAD

1./ Learn.

2./ Experience

3./ Do Something: ***


The trees and vegetation, which cover the land surface of the Earth and delight the eye, are performing vital tasks incumbent upon the vegetable world in nature. Its presence is essential to earth as an organism. It is the first condition of all life; it it the ‘skin’ of the earth, for without it there can be no water, and therefore, no life.~Richard St. Barbe Baker


It is not a farce.…”To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” ~Terry Tempest Williams


“Clearly, human pressure is exerting a sudden and cataclysmic impact on much of this province, if viewed in the time-frame of evolution and geology to which the rhythms of ecosystems are tuned. The groundswell of environmental concern taking shape among us, its citizens, results in public pressure for new and stronger strictures on human exploitation and desecration…Such action is needed as the embodiment of an ethical responsibility to the land and living things, for our own well-being as well as for that of all other species.” Theberge, 1989. P.376




%d bloggers like this: