The Sutherland Forest Nursery Station played a vital role in the settlement and development of the Prairies from 1913 to 1966. Shipping 147 million trees over a span of 50 years, the nursery supplied the northern part of the Prairie Provinces with an abundance of caragana, ash, maple, elm and willow. When the nursery was closed, a portion of the site was reopened as the Forestry Farm Park by the City of Saskatoon in 1966. Designated as a National Historic Site, the Forestry Farm continues to strengthen the roots of our community while providing an awe-inspiring landscape for the Park and Zoo.
Forestry Farm Park
Challenge your friends to a cricket match, cast a line or find your Zen in the gardens. The expansive grounds of the Forestry Farm Park have a proud tradition of fostering old-fashioned values like connecting with loved ones and appreciating the nature around us.
Take sanctuary from the pressures of everyday life in the Robin Smith Memorial Garden, the Heritage Rose Garden or the Mediation Garden. The hard work and creativity of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society was poured into each of these gardens and the results are spectacular!
Bring you own gear to the pond where rainbow trout are the catch of the day. Catch and release is encouraged and there is a two fish per-person, per-day limit.
Picnics & BBQs
Stake out a picnic table and grill up your lunch at the many barbecue areas throughout the Park.
Room to Run & Play
Host a friendly game of baseball or cricket at one of the sports fields, or take the kids to play at the new McDonald's Natural Place to Play Playground. Later you can set up your celebratory buffet under shelter at the south end of the park.
Superintendent's Residence (Forestry Farm House)
The Superintendent's Residence, built in 1913, stands as a grand reminder of the Forestry Farm's heritage. Fully-restored by the Friends of the Forestry Farm House, it is the perfect location for retreats, workshops or meetings.
The hall, gazebo and wedding garden are also available for private rental. Functional, quiet and secluded, these areas provide an enchanting backdrop for gatherings of all kinds. Click here for more information on these facilities, or call 975-3382.
NOTE: The Forestry Farm Park is a dog-free (pet-free) park.