About Buhler Recreation Park
The East Winnipeg Sports Association (EWSA) is a non-profit organization formed to address the community's recreational needs. Formed in January 2003, the governing body has remained constant and consists of 15 board members including members from the community at large, representatives of the various local sports leagues and community clubs, two local MLA's and the local city Councillor.
The main objective of the EWSA is the planning, execution, and operation of Buhler Recreation Park. We obtained over 140 acres of degraded farmland and transformed the barren landscape into a thriving park. It has become a destination place for the population of Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
The park includes 8 softball diamonds, a baseball diamond, 4 soccer fields, a toboggan hill, walking/cycling trails, and a full service canteen and exhibition area. Although largely summer-based, the park is operational year round and the walking paths are open every day. The park is still evolving to incorporate more outdoor activities.
The park has an impact that extends far beyond the east Winnipeg community and provides the city of Winnipeg with a positive recreational and nature-based facility. As a venue, the park attracts municipal, provincial and national championships for various sports. This, combined with league sports programs attracts thousands of visitors to the park annually with many of these visitors residing beyond the city of Winnipeg.
While developing this state-of-the-art sporting facility, the natural environment of the park and its surroundings are considered. Various species of vegetation and foliage and nearly 1000 trees have been planted. The park is now home to a wide variety of birds and wildlife that are easy for visitors to the park to view.
The building of this park began as a dream, but has since become a blossoming reality with the help of many of our community's citizens, businesses and organizations.
Today at the Park