More than fifty per cent of Hendrick Farm land is consciously preserved green space available for public enjoyment. We have built a variety of interconnected parks, trails, and walking paths to provide opportunities for social interaction, recreation, and connections between different segments of the neighbourhood, Gatineau Park, and the surrounding village. These green spaces ensure people and nature come before cars, a concept repeated throughout the community design.
The Hendrick Farm neighbourhood has been carefully designed to ensure maximum walkability and access to outdoor spaces.
Hendrick Farm’s trail system consists of several kilometres of walking trails and parklands that run through forest, meadow, and open spaces, including picnic areas accessible to all. The maintenance of the Hendrick Park forest is undertaken by the Hendrick Foundation and actively balances the needs of the community with the needs of the environment. New trails are laid out around trees to avoid unnecessary cutting, all-natural trail surfaces are used, sensitive areas are avoided, and non-risky standing dead wood is left alone to provide wildlife habitat and food sources.
You can find out more about the non-profit Hendrick foundation on their website.