I took a walk nearby today to Horizon West Sportplex Park; we pass the sign regularly but haven’t know what it’s about – it certainly looks nothing like a “Sportsplex” (whatever that is), more like dirt parking and little else.
It seems close as we pass it from our house, but it took me nearly 20 minutes to walk there (cars go faster than people!); I did more walking within, but never seemed to reach anything except fencing. There’s no signage, so eventually I had to just turn round and head home again, with iPhone keeping track of my footsteps:
Saw some interesting things, including picnic benches, wild plants, and various ponds; when I reached the back of local Bridgewater Middle School, was when I gave up and turned back!
Some online searching now took me to this video announcing the opening of Horizon West Sportsplex Park, mentioning that it’s primarily horse trails, with long term plans to do more – the opening was apparently in December 2010. This web page mentions “plans to connect” so it seems that the Tiny Road entrance is the only way in and out at the moment; and this video states that there were delays because of Sand Skinks! And that March 2012 issue seems to be the end of the development, for now anyway.
Oh, and the post title? It’s what my Dad would sometimes answer on a trip if he was asked where we were going! It popped in to my head when I realized I’d walked quite a while, and was going to just have to retrace my steps.
UPDATE: more than six years later, there’s new plans to develop this area with claims to begin in another year or so …