The newest park within the Conservation Halton Parks is formerly known as Kelso Quarry, and temporarily known as Area 8. From the late-1950s to the mid-1990s, the area provided limestone as one of the largest aggregate producers in Canada. Today, the former quarry has been transformed into a beautiful natural area, nestled into the escarpment, with trails that run along the outside. Already, wildlife has begun to return to the area, with species like Widow Skimmer Dragonfly, Gray Tree Frog, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Greater Yellowlegs making use of the restored habitat.
Area 8 will be open to the public on weekends from 10AM-4PM starting June 18! Reservations are required.
Activities at Area 8
Weekends Only, 10am – 4pm, starting June 18
5437 Steeles Ave W
Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
Yes, reservations are required to visit Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Hilton Falls, Mountsberg, Mount Nemo, Kelso (Main and Summit) and Area 8. (Reservations are not required to visit Robert Edmondson.) Reservations can be made at parkvisit.ca
Is swimming allowed at Area 8?
No, swimming is not currently allowed at Area 8. Click here for more information on what parks allow swimming.
Is fishing allowed in the lake at Area 8?
No, fishing is not allowed in the lake.
Is boating allowed in the reservoir at Area 8?
Boating is currently allowed at Area 8, but through Conservation Halton boat rentals only. You may add a kayak or canoe rental to your weekend reservation.