Byron is located in the South-West part of London, Ontario. The neighbourhood sits south of the Thames river, West of Colonel Talbot Road and extends as far south as Southdale road. The original village was first settled in 1800 and was annexed into London in 1961.
The majority of residences in Byron are detached single family homes. Over the years, large subdivisions were developed around the original village. Most of the properties are in the mid-range price and half of Byron households have an annual income of over $90,346 according to london.ca.
The London Ski Club is located on Boler Mountain which is on the West side of Byron. Boler Mountain has several hills where people can ski, snowboard and go tubing. In the Summer months Boler mountain offers mountain biking trails, zip lines and high ropes courses.
Another great attraction in Byron is Springbank Park (pictured above). The park is located along a stretch of the Thames River and spans 300 acres. Along the river are several kilometres of bike and walking trails. It is the largest park in London and accommodates many family friendly activities as it is home to playgrounds, picnic areas, soccer fields and a wading pool. Recently, Springbank Park had a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new modern and accessible playground. You can read more about the playground here which was revealed on June 18th of this year.
Springbank Park is home to Storybook Gardens, a popular city-owned attraction that caters to family and children. Storybook Gardens opened in 1958 and is tied to children’s nursery rhymes. The park used to have a seal attraction (until they got rid of it in 2012) and is known for the story of “Slippery the Seal”. The sea lion escaped from a pool into the Thames River on June 16 in 1958. “Slippery” was found 400km away in Sandusky, Ohio. The park includes other attractions such as a petting zoo, a splash pad, a carousel, a miniature train. In 2003, the park added a skating rink and is now open in the Winter months.
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