April 2021 - The process of completing the loop of the new boardwalk continues! Thank you to the Grand Concourse and the Town of CBS for their support to install the bridge near the Route 60 entrance.
November 2020 - Installation of a corner bench of our new boardwalk was completed today. Thanks for board members of Chamberlains Park for making this happen!
November 2020 - With thanks to Philip and David, access to the new boardwalk is now available by Madonna's pool. The entire loop will be complete in Spring/Summer 2021.
October 31, 2020 - The culvert over the Chaytor's Road drainage ditch has been complete with assistance from the Public Works department from the Town of CBS. This provides additional access to the park from Chaytor's Road.
October 7, 2020 - Thanks to the First Chamberlains Rangers, friends and family that designed, built, and donated a Little Free Library to Chamberlains Park. Park patrons have already begun to actively use the library!
July and August 2020 - Thanks to the 2020 Green Team who worked above and beyond in constructing the board walk extension through their time in Chamberlains Park during July and August. The boardwalk will soon be ready for the public.
July 29, 2020 - As part of the Town of Conception Bay South's 2020 budget, Council allocated $50,000 to Chamberlain's Park!! This significant contribution will go towards completing a walking trail loop as well as completely a stream remediation project near the Route 60 entrance. Here, Council is presenting the first installment of the contribution to the Board of Directors. Thank you to the Town for all of your support over the years!!
July 16, 2020 - A new fence was erected on the trail of the park to protect users and wildlife. Here is the end result!
June 2020 - The archway is nearing completion!
October 12, 2019 - Work is underway to install a new archway in the park, near the Chaytor's Road entrance. Funded by a friend of the park.
August 2019 - The side trail from the Outdoor Classroom is now complete! Thanks once again to the Green Team for their contributions towards this project.
July 2019 - Thank you for all of the work the Green Team did in this park this year! Some examples of their projects are shown below.
June 8, 2019 - Thanks to all who came out to make this year's three hour challenge a success!
May 20, 2019 - Two crabapple trees were planted in the Park in memory of Bill Martin, who worked at OCIO, GNL. Shown here are Morley Cooze and Geoff Kearley finishing the planting.
February 11, 2019 - A new sign for the Lions Club rest area. Thank you for all your support over the years!
July 28, 2018 - The first Chamberlains Park day was held on July 28, where we had activities to celebrate seniors. This would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers. Thanks to all who came out!
July 2018 - This year's Green Team was successful in many park projects! Below is just a snapshot of the work done by the crew, including installing further 6 x 6 lumber, spreading fill, further trail work, working in the Park's ditches, building rock walls, building steps, and more! Thanks for all your hard work this year!
July 2018 - Thank you to Roderick J. White Foundation for Science and Reason in Society, Inc. (SARIS) for their donation to Chamberlains Park.
May 2018 - The Town of CBS installed two new benches and a picnic table in the Meadow.
September 2017 - Madonna's Pool is able to handle the extra water flow that was added over the summer months.
July 2017 - This year's Green Team work on a number of different projects, including updating Madonna's Pool, assisting with the Dry Stream Bed and the Friendship Garden, and installed more 6 x 6 along the main trail near the Route 60 entrance. Thanks for all your work over the past few weeks!
June 11, 2017 - Many volunteers, including the 2562 Queen Elizabeth Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp participated in the Town of CBS annual Three Hour Challenge. Here's a sample of the work completed today.
June 2017 - The 2nd Chamberlains Brownies, their leaders and their parents came by and planted seedlings where Chamberlains Park suffered extensive damage during a wind storm March 2017.
May 2017 - The Town of CBS installed two new benches onto the trail, which were donated by residents in memory of loved ones.
October 14, 2016 - Staff from ExxonMobil volunteered at Chamberlains Park as part of the United Way's Days of Caring. Their work included replacing old logs on the main trail behind the Route 60 entrance and replacing them with 6 x 6 lumber.
June - September 2016 - The main focus over the summer was to develop the Friendship Garden.
May 2016 - The work on the Friendship Garden begins.
April 2016 - The upper trail by the Friendship Garden has been completed by the Town of CBS.
October - November 2015 - 6 x 6 bordering was placed at Route 60 and along the pathway.
September - October 2015 - Edges of Chaytor's Road and the Route 60 pathway were planted, as well as the Route 60 entrance.
July 2015 - Also in July, the Town of CBS installed two additional benches along the main trail and two picnic tables in the Meadow.
July 2015 - The outdoor classroom project is continuing.
July 2015 - The Lion's Den rest area has been complete. Thank you to the Lion's Club for their continued support!
May 2015 - Ramps to the outdoor classroom have been completed.
November - December 2014 - The outdoor classroom was started. Rocks have also been placed at both entrances.
September 20, 2014 - On September 20th, we had the grand opening ceremonies for Chamberlains Park!
September 2014 - The meadow was freshly cut.
June - August 2014 - A culvert and gravel was placed on the approach to bridge the ramp at the Grassy Knoll.
May 2014 - Chaytor's Road and Route 60 entrances were upgraded. The Town of CBS also donated and installed two benches in the Grove.
April 2014 - Approached to the bridge from the Grassy Knoll was started.
April - May 2014 - The pallet path has been removed and recycled to help complete the boardwalk to the bridge.
February 2014 - The Grand Concourse Authority finished the bridge.
January 2014 - The Grand Concourse Authority constructed two abutments for the bridge. The foot bridge will be 60 feet long with a 25' ramp on each end.
December 2013 - The bridge and ramps were delivered to the Chaytor's Road entrance.
November 2013 - Ramp from the service trail to the main trail was completed.
October 2013 - The service trail was completed.
September 2013 - Work has been done on the Chaytor's Road and entry pathway.
July 2013 - The green team finishes the spreading of Class A on the Grove and the service trail. The Secret Path was marked and cut.
May - June 2013 - The boardwalk has been extended to the Chaytor's Road side of the "Grassy Knoll".
January - March 2013 - The trail from the outdoor classroom area to the friendship garden, approximately 250 feet, has been completed by one volunteer, Ned Young.
October - December 2012 - The trail was extended over the stream past the future outdoor classroom another 50 feet by the JCP team.
November 15, 2012 - We are moving right along with the boardwalk behind the grassy knoll. Our guys are making the stream crossing this week!!
October 2012 - The trail through has been marked and lined with stone. A base of 1 1/2 stone was spread.
October 24, 2012 - Rick Bishop, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust, CBS, Nicolle Lalonde, Community Development Officer, CBS Parks Commission, and David Gill, Treasurer of CPAC receiving a doanation of $5000.00 from our new TD Branch.
October 24, 2012 - We have reached a milestone on the trail...the beautiful "Grove"...thanks to the hard work of Tom, Andrew, and Ned. The total trail through the woods is about 2022 feet. We only have about 906 feet to go!! Today we had a BBQ for our workers to thank them for all they have done so far. We had a visit from Nicholle Lalonde, Community Development Officer with the CBS Parks Commission and Rick Bishop, Branch Manager, TD Canada Trust, CBS. Come and see what has been done so far, but remember this is still a construction site, so caution is advised.
September 2012 - Water features were constructed in the park. A pallet path was also constructed as a temporary access from Chaytor's Road to the "Grassy Knoll".
September 29, 2012 - Thanks to the super volunteers...Susan, Veanus, David, Geoff, Elizabeth, Philip, and Stephanie...who came by the park today to plant tree seedlings. We planted over two hundred seedlings in about two hours. We now have mini Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Red Pine, White Pine, and Japanese Larch growing in various locations around the park. Also, a giant thank you to the Town of CBS crew who spent the best part of two days removing all the deadfall from Tropical Storm Leslie. We can now get back on track and get going on the boardwalk again...grove...here we come!!
September 15, 2012 - Thanks so much to the awesome volunteers who dropped by the park today and helped us clean up much of the mess made by "Leslie"!! Thanks to Susan, Cindy, Veanus, Mike, Vickie C., Allan, Kayla, Nicholle, Vicky T-H, John, Katherine, Mike S, Geoff, Elizabeth, Philip, and yours truly. We worked from 8:30 to 12:30 with a well-deserved break for refreshments. Except for a bruised/scraped shin and a blistered finger attended to by our own personal nurse, we survived in good shape and high spirits. It is amazing what can be accomplished when a call goes out for help. We recycled some of the logs to start a butterfly house, a suggestion from Vicky T-H. What a great way to attract and keep these beautiful creatures in the park!!
September 13, 2012 - There will be a cleanup of the Chamberlains Park site on Saturday, September 15th from 8:30 to12:30 in the morning. Refreshments will be provided.
A great deal of damage was incurred during "Leslie" and although our labourers have been busy clearing a lot of the debris during the last couple of days, there is still a lot to be done to make it more attractive to visitors.
Please let us know if you can help us out on Saturday morning. Feel free to bring along other helpers. Tree pruners, saws, rakes, etc. will be helpful as we don't have enough for everyone.
September 12, 2012 - "Leslie" visited the park yesterday and dropped several large trees across the trail. Tom, Andrew, and Ned were very busy today clearing the trail so they could get back to work on the boardwalk again soon.
August 24, 2012 -August 24, 2012 approximately 74 feet of boardwalk built this past week. Remaining 1131 feet.
August 19, 2012 -As of August 17, 2012 we have 1205 feet of trail left to build. Poor week weather wise for safe construction.
August 13, 2012 - As of August 9, 2012 we have 1226 feet of trail left to build.
August 3, 2012 - The Chamberlains Park Action Committee, a registered non-profit organization, recently received a donation of one hundred dollars ($100.00) from a local business. We would like to challenge other businesses in the Town of CBS to match this donation. The trail that is being built through the Chamberlains Park site is about 3600 feet in length and there is about 1300 feet left to build. One foot of trail costs about twenty dollars ($20.00). This will be the first accessible trail in the Town. We currently have two workers building trail at a rate of 100 feet per week. They will be with us until late November. With community funding assistance, we hope to complete the main trail within the next twelve months.
July 28, 2012 - Main Trail development as of July 28th, 2012. Total main trail will be 3600 feet (1.1 kilometers). The pavement starting at the Chaytor's Road entrance and following Chaytor's Road to route 60 then along the sidewalk to the route 60 entrance is 1579 feet. This part of the trail is accessible.
Starting at the entrance on Route 60 we have completed 687 feet. NOTE, this section is walkable but gravel sections are not yet finished to a point suitable for wheelchairs.
Of the remaining 1334 feet approximately 458 feet of boardwalk over wet areas must be constructed, which brings us to the 'grove' covering another 123 feet which will be gravel. Then a brook crossing of 29 feet followed by another boardwalk/gravel section of approximately 549 feet behind the 'grassy knoll'. Then a foot bridge of 100 feet over a bog joining the ' grassy knoll' to a 75 foot driveway ending at the Chaytor's Road entrance.
We are hoping we can complete the main trail as far as the 'grassy knoll' before the snow flies. Of course, this will depend upon available funds for materials. We do have funding for four (4) labourers, however, thus far have only been able to find two (2) willing to work.
July 26, 2012 - A section of the new boardwalk where it joins on to last year's construction. — at Chamberlains Park, CBS.
July 20, 2012 - Here are some pictures of the Green Team who are working at Chamberlains Prak from July 6 to 27. We are really enjoying their cheerful attitude and great work ethic.
July 18, 2012 - Twelve more feet of boardwalk done today...not joined to the original yet. Another twelve feet ready to go for tomorrow.We have an excellent Green Team working at the park again this year pruning trees, removing slash, developing a side trail, constructing boardwalk, moving gravel, with lots of other things planned.
July 14, 2012 - Here are a couple of pictures of the work that was completed today. The 12 foot section of boardwalk is a test sample to see how it will float on the bog. It seems to work well and is very sturdy. Thanks to Geoff, Dave, Allan, and Philip for working on this today. Dave and Philip spent a couple of hours building more floater pads and cutting boards for another 24 feet of boardwalk. Things are moving right along.
June 7, 2012 - As part of the Environmental Award hel yesterday, Philip, and the other recipients each received an honorarium of $1000.00 from MMSB. The money has to go towards furthering your own environmental project or be donated to an environmental cause of their choice. Philip has donated his honorarium to the Chamberlains Park Action Committee and it is enough to buy materials for 50 feet of trail. Thanks so much Philip!! We are getting there one foot at a time!!
June 6, 2012 - Congratulations to Philip Gavell (Vice Chair) on being presented with an Environmental Award from NL Environment and Conservation in partnership with the Multi Materials Stewardship Board and the NL Women's Institutes which recognizes outstanding environmental and conservation achievements throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. He received the award in the individual category for his work with Chamberlains Park. Other award winners were the Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador, Bishops College, St. John's Curb It Recycling Program, and Scotia Centre. Congratulations to all recipients for their creativity, dedication, and hard work. Thanks to all who arranged the awards ceremony and the delicious meal at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club in CBS and to Geoff Kearley Chairperson of the Chamberlains Park Action Committee for nominating Philip. Way to Go!!
June 2, 2012 - Thanks so much to all those who came out to help with the clean-up at Chamberlains Park and area today. Although it was chilly, there were no flies and it was a great day to get the job done. Thirty plus bags of garbage were collected and pictures were taken of the concrete pillar, pavement, sewer pipe, manhole form, and various other items that have been dumped on the old Irving property by some unsavory characters. These pictures will be sent to the CBS Town Council. Thanks to Geoff, Elizabeth, Beverley, Philip, Veanus, Luke, Jack, Joe, Denise, Stephanie, and Cadets Hunt and Walsh from Queen Elizabeth 2562 Army Cadet Corps who helped with the clean-up today. Thanks also to Town Councilor Rex Hillier who stopped by for a chat and a snack!!
June 1, 2012 - International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. This year we celebrate International Trails Day on June 2, 2012.
Interest is growing world wide, and international trail groups are promoting events in their own countries. We invite and encourage the public and the world's trail groups to celebrate and help develop an awareness of trails by posting events in their communities to this site. If you have an event you would like to post, please email the details and your contact information to NS Trails: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come out and celebrate International Trails Day by helping to clean-up the trails in the Town of Conception Bay South during the Three Hour Challenge on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:00 A.M. to Noon. The Chamberlains Park Action Committee will be cleaning up the area from Chamberlains Road on Route 60 to Chaytor's Road and down Chaytor's Road as far as the red two storey house. Hope to see you there!!
May 19, 2012 - The Chamberlains Park Action Committee will be participating in the 6th Annual 3 Hour Challenge Community Clean-up (Sponsored by Tim Hortons) and organized by the CBS Parks Commission and the Town of Conception Bay South.
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012 Time: 9:00am to 12:00 Noon Place: Chamberlains Park and area
Please come along and help out!! Wear rubber boots and work gloves. Garbage bags will be provided.
Followed by: Community Rally at Robert French Memorial Stadium from 12:30pm- 2:00pm
April 26, 2012 - The Tupperware Fundraiser is now finished and we made $225.00 for the park. That converts to about 9 feet of trail!! Thanks so much to all those who participated from near and far. Off we go building trail...one foot at a time!!
April 22, 2012 - Little Japanese inspired water feature in park entrance.
April 5, 2012 - The Tupperware Fundraiser is still on the website. If you would like to order go to www.my.tupperware.ca click on Fundraising, then find a fundraiser, click on Newfoundland and ours is the only one there. Go to Shop this fundraiser and you can still contribute!! Thanks so much!!
March 5, 2012 - The Chamberlains Park Action Committee is holding a Tupperware Fundraiser from March 12 until April 2, 2012. Forty percent of items sold from the special "Fun'raiser" catalogue and flyer go to Chamberlains Park Action Committee. We have to raise $20,000.00 for a bridge on the Chaytor's Road side of the park...so this is definitely a start!! If you would like to receive a flyer, please pop me an E-Mail. All orders must be paid with cash or by cheque made out to Norma Reid, who is the co-ordinator for theis project. Thanks so much!
November 14, 2011 - An additional 120 feet was extended onto the board walk during the Fall.
October 29, 2011 - Good news for Chamberlains Park!! We have received funding to hire two labourers for eight weeks to work on the next section of trail and boardwalk. The contracts are signed, the materials have been delivered, and they start work on Monday. Let's hope for some good weather!!
July 26, 2011 - The new boardwalk and ramp built by the Green Team and Philip Gavell.
July 22, 2011 -
Josh and Damien of the Green Team helped to install our new sign. Province Logo to be placed at bottom left upon Government approval.
June 29, 2011 - Chamberlains Park Action Committee has received a cheque for fifteen thousand dollars from the Provincial Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation to go towards the development of the Main Trail through the park. We are very thankful for the interest and support of the Honourable Terry French and the Honorourable Paul Davis as well as the continued support of the Town of Conception Bay South. CPAC wants to thank Karen Spencer for her belief in, and assistance with all aspects of this project. We are looking forward to working with the Green Team in the next two weeks to develop the first forty feet of boardwalk on the main trail. Hopefully, by September a work crew will be hired to continue working on the trail development. The citizens of the Town of CBS are invited to take ownership of the trail by donating twenty dollars to sponsor one foot of the trail. Charitable receipts will be issued for income tax purposes. Donations can be sent to Chamberlains Park Action Committee, 45 Cambridge Crescent, Conception Bay South, NL, A1W 4E1
June 21, 2011 - The Town of Conception Bay South provided a day's work with an excavator and operator to prepare the first 100 feet of the park entrance. As soon as it dries out, we hope to begin laying a base for the main trail.
May 2011 - The Town of CBS removed the overburden and dumped leveled rock at the Chaytors Road entrance.
April 25, 2011 - Work has begun on widening the main trail to 8 feet, cutting trees damaged in Hurricane Igor, and removing slash and debris. There will be a clean-up of the site later in May and we are applying for funding from a variety of sources to construct the Main Trail
May 25, 2010 - Today, a milestone for Chamberlains Park. The culvert has been installed at the trail entrance off Route 60. This gives us the ability to access the proposed trail for on going development. Thanks to Mr. Cooney of Provincial Works and Transportation for his help. Thanks to those councellors who have supported our on going efforts in this project. Special thanks to Mr. Ron Franey and his staff of the Town of Conception Bay South. The Town donated a larger culvert and provided complete installation of this access. The field staff did a very professional job on our trail entrance. It looks great and we appreciate your work. Thank you.
May 20, 2010 - We have approximately 1000’ of rough trail cut so far and have another 300-400’ to go. On June 5th the town will be having their annual cleanup day – The Three Hour Challenge - and we hope some of you may join us at the park to continue with cleanup. We are hoping to arrange some additional trail work with the Queen Elizabeth Army Cadets on that day, This will include trail work and cleaning up and burning slash.
October 15, 2009 -
You can help Chamberlains Park Action Committee by donating your recyclable pop bottles, aluminum cans, beer bottles, wine bottles, tetra packs, and other suitable containers. Just put your items into plastic garbage bags or boxes, label them with the name "Chamberlains Park Action Committee", drop them off at the Green Depot on the Topsail Highway in Chamberlains, and the amount will be credited to our account. Thank you for supporting our cause.
The remainder of the main trail was marked and cut during the Fall of 2009 and the Spring of 2010.
August 2009 - Geogg and Philip commenced the marking of the first 450 feet of the trail in Chamberlains Park, Starting at the Route 60 entrance.
July 15, 2009 - Chamberlains Park Action Committee has had the services of the CBS Green Team for the past week. They have been researching the history of the community of Chamberlains and the Park site which was originally known as Uplands Farm. They have interviewed local residents to find out more about the area of the park and to obtain historical photos and documentation. They have been identifying flowers, shrubs, and trees common to the Park site to help develop storyboards depicting some of the most prominent items. As well they researched Newfoundland orchids with a focus on the type of habitat required to grow them. We plan to plant some of the native orchids in suitable locations within the park. Thanks to Kendra, Rebecca, Thomas, and Jonathan for their terrific work this week.