Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens, Windsor

#6 of 15 in Parks in Windsor
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens honours the memory of Windsor, Ontario 28th mayor, Albert Howard Weeks, b. 1917 d. 1990. Bert was mayor from 1975 to 1982 and served as city councillor almost continuously from the 1950s until he was elected mayor. He was a tireless advocate for his adopted city (moved from Montreal in 1948 with his wife and twin daughters) and also a friend of those in need. During his tenure as mayor, he opened the city's arms to the Vietnamese Boat People when no other city in Canada would have them. He recognized the need for diversity in the city in culture as well as in industry and was instrumental in saving a Ford plant from moving to Ohio. He also helped bring several new industries into the area, including Colio Wines. A proponent of green space and public parks, he lobbied hard for 9 area parks including Gnatchio Trail, Malden, Ojibway Park Complex and Prairie Grass Reserve, etc. He was also instrumental in saving Willistead Manor when it was threatened with demolition in the 1970s. Bert had 6 children, 2 step children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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  • This is one end of the Windsor riverfront, where there is a great view of Detroit. Lots of Canada geese in the area. Parking here is free but timed to 2 hours only. So if you're walking from end to.....  more »
  • Looks to me like the park got a large donation when this gentleman died so they built him a monument of sorts. A lot of concrete & water along with a sundial contraption, a man made waterfall and...  more »
  • Beautiful spot, watching jet skis fly by in the river, people walking dogs, and I have never seen Detroit from that angle before, the GM building is very impressive with its light displays, sticking out of all the high rises. It was a very good experience, well worth the trip down to the waters edge.
  • Great place to walk along the river. There are various bike rental kiosks (automated) along the river front, which make it easy to take a quick ride. I would be aware of surroundings and not go too far either way along the riverfront.

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