Environment | April 18, 2023
Every spring, Kariya Park turns into a pink paradise. The park features approximately 80 beautiful Japanese cherry blossom trees of different varieties and colours – a gift from Kariya, Japan, Mississauga’s Sister City. The City’s cherry blossoms in Kariya Park are expected to be in full bloom in the coming weeks, depending on the weather.
Cherry blossoms represent a time of renewal and optimism. Their pink pops of colour mark the beginning of spring. During this time, you can take part in the Japanese tradition of hanami or flower viewing.
The City’s cherry blossom trees typically reach their full peak in May. The trees need a minimum of 15 degrees Celsius for seven to ten days to fully bloom. While cherry blossom blooms are beautiful, their blooms only last a short period. Blooms can last up to two weeks. However, wind or rain can knock the flowers off the trees.
Visiting Kariya Park
Kariya Park is a beautiful Japanese-inspired park, in the city’s downtown core. It honours the City’s twin-city relationship with Kariya, Japan. It is home to several ornate garden beds, unique Japanese décor, a marsh and pond, rhododendrons, pines, ginkgo, sweetgum, magnolias and four different varieties cherry blossom trees. It also has a:
The park is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Paid on-street parking is available adjacent to the park on Kariya Drive, and Municipal Parking Lot #36, located at the south-east corner of Burnhamthorpe Road and Kariya Drive.
Practise Park Etiquette
When visiting Kariya Park, remember to:
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