Learn About The McKell Wascana Conservation Park
McKell Wascana Conservation Park is a 171-acre park space dedicated to the restoration and conservation of a native prairie and wetland habitat.
Developed in partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada and the McKell family, the park offers 4 kilometres of groomed nature trails with interpretive stations and benches, a dock for getting close to the creek for pond dipping and an entry plaza and amphitheatre for education programming.
The park is open during regular park hours (6 a.m. to 11 p.m.) year-round. It is located at 12001 Wascana Circle. Take Prince of Wales south to Wascana Gate S, turn east to Wascana Circle, head south about 1/2 kilometre.
Bob McKell: “As a family, we decided that conserving this parcel in perpetuity was clearly the best way to keep our special place intact for generations to come.”
Fred Wagman of Ducks Unlimited Canada.“At Ducks, conserving Canada’s wetlands is what we do; so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of a park that is dedicated to conserving and restoring native prairie and wetland”
Explore our natural landscape in this expanse of prairie habitat. You may go off of the paths, but please respect wildlife and watch for nesting birds. Please leash all dogs and clean up after your pet.
The project idea was unveiled in 2005 by Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh. The City of Regina won a municipal Environmental Stewardship Award for the park in 2009. Ducks Unlimited was awarded the Saskatchewan Watershed Stewardship Award for their work in organizing this project.
For further information on wetland conservation, visit Ducks Unlimited at http://www.ducks.ca/.