Heritage Sanctuary

Heritage Sanctuary
Address: 625 Meadowlark Dr.
Hours: 4:00am - dusk
Park Type: Conservation
Acres: 9.34
Restroom: No
Drinking Water: No

Park Details

At peak trillium bloom in mid-May, Heritage Sanctuary is unequaled.  Under an oak forest canopy lies a wildflower carpet more typical of a maple forest.  The winding trail takes you through this unusual woodland community. 

Features 0.5 miles of trails.

Heritage Sanctuary At a Glance


Land Management

January 2012 - Heritage Sanctuary Stormwater Corridor Improvement

Heritage Sanctuary contains a diverse oak woodland wildflower community. However, currently stormwater coming from street drains travels through the heart of the park causing erosion and disturbance. A second stormwater route traverses the south edge of the park.

After discussions with city engineering, a solution has been designed to better handle this urban stormwater while protecting the park. The first phase which is currently under way involves improving the southern stormwater channel. In areas where the grade is steep rock rip rap is installed to safely carry the stormwater without eroding soil. In other areas where the grade is flatter a grass lined channel will be developed to convey the water.

Phase two will involve diverting the stormwater that comes from the Kennedy Park area. Currently this water travels through the center of Heritage Sanctuary causing severe erosion. The diverted stormwater will be directed to the stormwater channel that forms the southern boundary of the conservation park.

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Conservation Park Rules

Conservation Parks are uniquely managed to further protect native species and wildlife. The following rules apply to all conservation designated parks.

  • Bicycles & Motor Vehicles

    Bicycles and motor vehicles are restricted to entrance roads and parking lots.

  • Dogs

    Dogs and horses are not allowed.

  • Fire

    Fires and picnics are prohibited.

  • Firearms

    No firearms or weapons are permitted in the restrooms or shelters. Violators are considered trespassers and subject to forfeiture or arrest.

  • Glass

    Glass is not allowed.

  • Hunting & Trapping

    Hunting and trapping are prohibited.

  • Open Hours

    Conservation park hours are 4am until one hour after sunset.

  • Plants

    All plants and animals are protected. Disturbance or removal requires written permission.

  • Trails

    Stay on and use designated trails only.

  • Trash & Recycling

    Place trash in container provided. Please take recyclable material home for proper disposal.