Downtown Agassiz shares Pioneer Park with the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and the Agassiz Harrison Observer newspaper other than that it is a block long walk in an awesome urban forest. Here the trees, some 80 feet in height, gracefully tower over grass yards, playgrounds and picnic benches - providing shade in summer and wonderful fall showing of colour. Canada day celebrations are held here and recently a portion of the park was used for the Wayward Pines movie set. Reseeded, the park is once again open for visitors.
|Agassiz Harrison Museum and CP Caboose ©|
The many tree species found here and most are unique to the area and identified by plaques. There are European Copper Beech, Acer Maple, Dutch Elm, Oak, Akebono Cherry and the London Plane deciduous trees just to mention a few.
|Pioneer Park details © Stephen Mullock|
I am so pleased that whomever selected these trees chose these now giant deciduous trees.
There is a well known correlation in real estate between "green spaces" and property values. Tree plantings can add aesthetic beauty throughout the seasons and a sense of grace year round. Even now, many bare of their leaves they remain majestic.
Imagine living here...take a walk in the park
All pictures © Stephen Mullock