Homer Watson Park
Homer Watson Park, which is located along the western edge of the Grand River in Kitchener, is a beautiful hiking area with great views of the river below. There is a main, paved trail that goes directly through the park and that does not in fact have views of the river. The other paths, which are essentially carved out by hikers, provide nice views and the opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of the area. There are plenty of frogs, squirrels and birds for all to enjoy. Hikers should be aware that the area can be dangerous after heavy rain falls, as some of the paths are actually gulleys that become slick with silt after storms. I've skidded down one once, luckily with only dirty clothes to show for it. Good shoes, an umbrella and bug spray for the summer.
Welcome to Kitchener
The City of Kitchener, formerly the City of Berlin (1854 – 1916), in southwestern Ontario, Canada, has a population of 209,000. The metropolitan area, which includes the two neighbouring cities of Waterloo and Cambridge, has 490,000 people, making it the tenth largest CMA in Canada and now the fourth largest CMA in Ontario by population. It is the seat of the Waterloo Regional Municipality, and is adjacent to the smaller cities of Cambridge to the south, and Waterloo to the north. Kitchener and Waterloo are often referred to jointly as "the twin cities" or "K-W" (Kitchener-Waterloo), although they have separate municipal governments. The three cities are also known as "the tri-cities".
The City of Kitchener covers an area of 136.86 square kilometres.
In 2004, Kitchener celebrated its 150th anniversary.
Country - Canada
Province - Ontario
Mayor - Carl Zehr
Land - 136.86 km²
Population (2001) - 209,000
(Photo - City of Kitchener Cruise Night 2006)