Beautiful Joe Parkis a peaceful and serene 8.5 acre parcel of Parkland on the banks of the picturesque Big Head River in Meaford.
The Park is named after me “Beautiful Joe”. The the hero in Margaret Marshall Saunders best-selling novel of the same name. He is laid to rest in the Park grounds, which by the way, was his backyard. You can see this heritage sign that recognizes the efforts of the woman who made Joe famous at his burial site, and his friends at The Society added a footstone in 2017.
At the entrance to the Park, you will find a bronze sculpture of Beautiful Joe that was created by local Meaford resident, Gunter Neumann. Joe’s Park is also home to a 9/11 Monument honouring a brave dog named Sirius, who was K-9 partner to Officer David Lim. There is a K-9 Monument as well as a Service Dogs Monument. The Park is also home to Paradise Islands, a place where people can have a plaque respectfully placed honoring their beloved companions.