Glenwood Provincial Park
Route 17, Eldon, New Brunswick, E8B, Canada
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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Glenwood Provincial Park is a 22.5 hectare provincial park located alongside Route 17 in the small community of Glenwood, 17 kilometers north of the village of Saint-Jean Baptiste de Restigouche.
The heritage value of Glenwood Provincial Park as a historic place lies in its being New Brunswick’s first provincial park and in its historic use as a rest stop.
Glenwood Provincial Park is designated a Provincial Historic Site for being the province's first provincial park, which was established in 1935. Its recognized natural elements include its mixed forest of spruce and hardwoods. In 1985, a massive granite monument was erected to commemorate the establishment of this first provincial park.
The heritage value of this place also lies in its importance as a rest area and stop for travellers, providing them with a place where they could let their vehicles cool down after tackling the steep slopes of the nearby Upsalquitch Hill. It offered the usual amenities of a rest stop, with washroom facilities and picnic areas.
Source: Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport - Heritage Branch - Site File: Vol. IX-125.
The character-defining elements of the Glenwood Provincial Park as a historic place include:
- 22.5 hectares of park area;
- granite monument;
- strategic location on Route 17, close to Upsalquitch Hill;
- mixed forest of spruce and hardwoods;
- existence of public services, such as automobile paths, picnic table shelters, washroom facilities, shed and wood fence along the highway.
Province of New Brunswick
Historic Sites Protection Act, s. 2(2)
Historic Sites Protection Act – Protected
1985/01/01 to 1985/01/01
1935/01/01 to 1935/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Sports and Leisure
Function - Category and Type
- Historic or Interpretive Site
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport, Heritage Branch, Site File:Vol.IX-125
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