In my opinion, Lake Wabukayne is one of the best hidden gems in Mississauga. Located just north west of the intersection of Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia, Lake Wabukayne is actually a storm management pond built in the 1970′s.
Over the past 40 years, the lake has grown into a naturalized area and is home to many species of birds and wildlife. Part of the Wabukayne park trail, there is a walking path that circles the lake and is a great place to jog or stroll in nature. The path around the lake is approximately 1/2 a kilometer so it is a good walk for people of all ages. I enjoy taking my kids there in the nice weather so they can see the ducks and other animals.
Friends of Lake Wabukayne
In 2010 the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship Committee was formed by residents in the local community and its mandate is to protect the natural environment, educate the public about the natural space and to foster community spirit. In 2011 the Friends of Lake Wabukayne was awarded a Trillium Grant from the Province of Ontario to help them in their mission. In addition, the city of Mississauga has contributed over $100,000 towards improving the park. From the funds, below are the projects being implemented by the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship Comittee.
Community Bulletin Board
New wheel chair accessible park benches
The scheduled date of completion for the projects is October of 2012. For more information check out the Lake Wabukayne web site.