The Mill Pond Park has been a very popular spot for a very long time.
It has a rich history. Yes, the Mill Pond had a mill, a sawmil back in the 1800's. It is part of the Museums of the Streets.
The water wheel that powered the mill was on this creek, that runs just south of the pond.
Two public parking lots are on either side of this creek with a nice bridge to cross over.
The Richmond Hill Group of Artists use the Mill Pond Gallery, the first house to the west of these lots.
Take a moment to look into the painting on the garage door.
The artist is Andrea End
This shaded playground is well used.
The wildlife in this park is not that wild.
Please resist the urge to feed them.
A short ways down the paved path are a series of interpretive signs talking about a frog's life in the pond. It is written with children in mind, but adults will enjoy the tale too.
There are lots of benches and trees commemorating people who have loved this place.
This is one for Bert Hunt, a very proud Richmond Hiller.
The paved path leads to a storm water retention pond.
Many paths lead to many different places. You probably won't get lost, but you will enjoy being in the woods!
You may come upon a small park with a shelter north west of the pond.
Wear good walking shoes but don't walk too fast. There is too much nature to see.
Come for a walk with a friend or just your camera.
A bridge over troubled waters, or a bridge to walk over and leave your troubles behind.