Odell Park, the crown jewel of Fredericton‘s parklands, is widely recognized as one of Canada’s most exquisite parks.
This 400-acre park, nestled in the city’s heart, boasts various unique features, including a duck pond, an arboretum, and a botanical garden. The park’s tranquil aura greatly enhances Fredericton’s image as the “last surviving hometown of America”.
Located on the grounds that were once the expansive estate of Reverend Jonathan Odell, Odell Park provides visitors an opportunity to engage in recreational activities and connect with nature throughout the year.
The Odell family called their vast estate Rookwood, a name which today survives on the avenue leading to Odell Park’s main entrance. Officially proclaimed in 1954, the park has been enhanced with lawns, duck ponds and a multi-purpose visitors centre which the Queen Mother opened in 1967.
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