Rouge National Urban Park

Home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals, Rouge National Urban Park’s amazing biodiversity is a result of the park's location and its many variations in topography, microclimates, soil type and land use. Many types of habitat are found within the park, including forests, thickets, meadows, wetlands, rivers, marshes and agricultural fields. The park lies at the northern edge of the Carolinian Life Zone, a type of forest ecosystem that supports a rich diversity of life, including many rare and endangered species.


Here are some of the park’s more notable geological features.

Forest habitat

Forests make up large areas of Rouge National Urban Park and are home to many species of plants and animals.

Meadow habitat

Open meadows are dotted with seasonal wildflowers and provide habitat for many species of animals.

River and wetland habitat

Rivers and wetlands provide important ecosystem services and habitat for plants and wildlife.


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