Parks And Trails
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Parks and Greenspaces
Parks are for the enjoyment of all citizens. As a general rule all Town of Niverville parks are open from 6am to 10pm daily. (Dawn to Dusk daily unless otherwise posted)
This 80+ acre park is named after William Hespeler, who assisted in the Mennonite settlement of southern Manitoba. Hespeler Park is located in the South end of Niverville off Fifth Avenue South. Existing facilities include a beach volleyball court, mini and full sized soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, swing sets, outdoor exercise equipment, a natural playground, an accessible, inclusive playground, a picnic shelter and a section of the Crow Wing Trail. Hespeler Park also features asphalted walking paths that are great for cycling, rollerblading or pushing wheelchairs and baby strollers.Vehicle access is via Hespeler Park Drive off of 5th Avenue south for the soccer pitches and picnic shelter and off of Crown Valley Road for the baseball diamonds. An additional pedestrian and bicycle entrance is located on the north side.
A National Historic Sites and Monuments plaque dedicated to William Hespeler is located by the picnic shelter in the park. Dedicated in 2004, this plaque honours William Hespeler's committment and contributions to the settlement of Manitoba as well as his contributions as Consulate.
Located on Arena Road, the arena grounds are an open greenspace with a small neighbourhood playground located on the south. The site of the community composting dropoff area for leaves and grass is located behind the curling rink.
There are a variety of community or pocket parks throughout Town. Opa's Park is located on the north end of Roselawn Bay and can be accessed via a walkway on Roselawn Bay or a walkway on the northwest corner of Edelweiss Crescent. JR park is located at the corner of Spruce Drive and Fifth Avenue South. The Third Street Tot Park is located on Third Street North and Fourth Avenue North. There is a park with playground equipment and an amphitheatre located on Hampton Drive across from Andover Place, and another smaller playground area located on Breckenridge Drive.
Off Leash Dog Park
An off-leash dog park is located in the old baseball diamonds between the arena and the curling rink. Fully enclosed and free to use, it’s the perfect place to take your dog(s) for some extra exercise! Please obey rules posted and clean up after your pet to ensure that this remains a safe and enjoyable place for everyone to visit. Garbage and recycling bins, a picnic table and benches are also in the dog park.
Crow Wing Trail
The Crow Wing Trail is a part of the Manitoba Recreational Trails Association. The trail is based on the historic trail that linked the early community of Winnipeg with the trading centre of St Paul Minnesota. The actual route followed ridges along the Red River through what is today the RM of Ritchot, Town of Niverville and south through to the US Border.
There are two cemeteries that service the Town of Niverville. The Niverville Heritage Cemetery is located on Main Street, adjacent to the elementary school. The Centotaph is also located here and a walk through will show you names of some of Niverville's founding families. On the south end of Town, just into the RM of Hanover is the Hespeler Cemetery. Nestled among the trees, there is much history here as well, including the family plot of the first Reeve, Gerhard Kliewer, of the RM of Hespeler (later renamed Hanover).