Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is a city park and zoo that was originally developed in Saskatoon as the Dominion Forest Nursery Station in the early 20th century. It is a designated Canadian National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site for its preservation of a former tree nursery facility, which grew, cut, and shipped more than 147 million trees throughout Canada between 1913 and 1966. Following the nursery's closure, its land was reopened as a public city park, offering a variety of visitor facilities and activities, including a Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoological park, the Saskatoon Zoo Society, that houses animals recovered from the Golden Gate Animal Farm. The nursery's former superintendent's residence is preserved as a Forestry Farm House living history museum, originally constructed in 1913. Botanical gardens are also offered, along with a number of restored heritage buildings, a demonstration forest, a fishing pond, and a nature-themed children's playground.
1903 Forestry Farm Park Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1G9, Canada, Phone: 306-975-3382
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