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Midtown Guelph

Preservation Park

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Put your walking shoes on and head for some of the finest parks and trails Guelph has to offer.

Take the dog for a walk, pick the kids up at school and come back with groceries all on foot! An eclectic mix of demographics from seniors to University of Guelph students, provides a character and charm not seen in any other area of the city. The unique neighbourhoods surrounding Hanlon Creek and Preservation Park are truly spoiled with riches.

One of the most popular places in Guelph to run, walk, cycle, toboggan, or just hit the swing sets and family splash pad. Beautiful natural areas are home to a variety of flora and fauna and a true photographer’s paradise in the centre of the city. Those who are fortunate enough to live adjacent to the parklands wake up to the familiar call of the Eastern Wood Pewee, a small flycatcher who makes his home in Hanlon Creek every summer. There are several short walks, on and off pathways, that can provide perfect moments of escape from the surrounding bustling city.

If recreation is more your thing, both families and athletes can get their fix. A roughly 3.5 km loop provides a beautiful backdrop for a quick walk or run. Families can spend hours on the popular sloped hills in the winter tobogganing and building beginner-sized snowboarding jumps. Summertime breathes even more life into the park. The huge splash pad is a popular spot, especially on humid mid-summer days. There is also an adjacent playground and swing set. Easy access off of Kortright Rd West and plenty of parking, ensures that this handy little park is filled with little ones from all over town year-round.

Although the area covered by this neighbourhood is expansive, the majority of homes were built over a period of about a decade, commencing in the early 1980’s. Styles range from semi-detached two-storey homes closer to shopping facilities, to large 4 or 5 bedroom homes overlooking conservation lands and ponds. The family-oriented streets of the John Gamble Park area have witnessed a major resurgence of young families moving back into the area over the past few years. As more and more people rediscover the large lots, well built homes and the amenity rich location of the Hanlon Creek neighbourhoods, this trend is likely to continue for quite some time.

The neighbourhoods of Hanlon Creek and Preservation Park provide an opportunity for that life/work balance that seems to have eluded many of the newer subdivisions of today. Streets designed to work with the landscape and create one-of-a-kind spaces worthy of raising your family in.

Primary school children will attend either Fred A. Hamilton PS or St. Michael catholic school before moving on to Centennial CVI or Bishop Macdonell for highschool. 

Homes tend to move very quickly in these neighbourhoods, it’s easy to see why.

Current Listings in Preservation Park

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26 Ervin Cres

  • Bed 3
  • Bath 4
  • Sqft 1,742
  • Offered at $919,900
MLS# 40356130

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What we love about
Preservation Park, Midtown Guelph

The Parks + Trails

Preservation Park is home to, of course, its namesake park but there are several others throughout the neighbourhood. You can actually get to them from Preservation Park, via the Royal Recreational Trail. Play baseball at University Village Park, or enjoy the playground at Ironwood Road playground. You can even let your pooch off-leash at the John Gamble Park dog park.

The Amenities

With grocery stores, a pharmacy, banks, gas stations, shopping and tons of restaurant options, this neighbourhood has it all! Plus, Stone Road Mall is just across the street, offering even more amenities to enjoy.

Close to Highways

Located right next to the Hanlon, it's easy to get to HWY 401, 124 or 7 to get you wherever you need to go.

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