Nature Camps at Tommy Thompson Park

The Tommy Thompson Park parking lot will be closed at 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Tommy Thompson Park NATURE CENTRE and BIRD RESEARCH STATION are CLOSED. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has closed these facilities to protect visitors, staff and all other attendants, from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19. Trails remain open for social distanced passive use. Be aware all maintenance operations have been suspended, and visitors use the trails at their own risk. Note that the parking lot is now open. Parking is not permitted on Outer Harbour Marina Road.

UPDATE: TRCA 2020 SUMMER CAMPS

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) leadership have spent the last two months talking to experts about the constantly evolving landscape in which we are operating. It has become abundantly clear that TRCA’s in-person program offerings cannot realistically be delivered in the current COVID-19 environment, as our number one concern remains the health and safety of our staff and participants.

While we have not yet received public health guidelines from the government for the safe operation of day camps in Ontario, TRCA leadership have determined that the anticipated future restrictions would materially impact our ability to provide TRCA’s signature level of care that our campers deserve and have come to expect.

TRCA’s has a low-risk threshold when it comes to the well-being of our participants. Erring on the side of health and safety for all the right reasons, social distancing creates too many challenges for our dedicated staff to overcome in order to appropriately care for your children.

This announcement is obviously difficult for all those involved, as we can’t imagine a summer without children running around our facilities enjoying the stimulating programming put on by our staff. However, we do know that we are making the right decision, as health and well-being remains our number one priority in these trying times.

All registrants affected by cancelled programming will be receiving a full refund in the coming weeks.

We encourage families to take part in TRCA’s #AtHomeWithNature series on Facebook and other virtual programming, including cultural and education offerings, which are all listed on our event calendar.