The Friends of Ferris is an energetic, non-profit group of volunteers who are hard at work, constantly bringing to Ferris special events and promotions unique to our Provincial Park! We are part of a growing network of co-operating associations across Ontario.

They assist in the maintenance of trails, trail markers and even installed trail benches for you to sit and enjoy the quiet moments at Ferris. A major project undertaken by the Friends in the past, was in partnership with the Campbellford Rotary Club, who helped build a picnic shelter. This has since been replaced, and a new picnic shelter was built by Ontario Parks. Today family gatherings, company picnics and special events in the Park all benefit from this structure. Another recent improvement is the purchase and installation of playground equipment much to the delight of young campers.

Do you love absolutely Ferris Park? Become a Friend!

Everyone can be a ‘Friend of Ferris’. We welcome families, individuals, special interest groups, park visitors, and business corporations. By becoming a member of the Friends of Ferris, you will be making a valuable contribution to a very special place.

Any contribution – volunteer help, sharing expertise, donations – all are gratefully accepted and always appreciated!


Download our most current Friends of Ferris brochure for a list of activities and information on how you can become a Friend of Ferris!

2021/22 Board Members
President – Barb Hogan
Vice President – Theresa Miller
Secretary – Donna Wilson
Treasurer – John Knox
Directors: Anne McCarthy, Klarissa Koscis, Brenda Morrison
Website – Kathy Lewis

So please join us by sharing your time, talents and expertise, while making new friends, getting some fresh air and having some good down to earth fun!


The Friends of Ferris meetings
Next meeting – June 7th – location to be determined. Everyone welcome.
Call Barb for more info – 705.653.1702


Important Projects by the Friends throughout the years
 – Purchase of all terrain wheelchair
 – 6 new park benches
 – Boardwalks
 – Updating trails with new signage – walking/hiking/biking
 – New playground equipment
 – Chimney swift structures



Educational information

We are very fortunate to have such an active group of volunteers who love Ferris Park! Our volunteers have shared information on the park – be it about birds in the park, the area’s unique geography, flora and fauna.

Interested in the “earthy” side of Ferris?
Click here to read a very detailed geographical article with information on landform survey submitted by John Knox.

Chorus Frog surveys in Ferris Provincial Park, conducted by Toronto Zoo’s Adopt- A-Pond Program. We hope that this will help with the long term sustainability of Western Chorus Frog populations in Ferris park. It discusses the inventory and habitat available for at risk species of reptiles and amphibians living in Ferris Park. A great resource!

Avid birder?
Ferris Park is an excellent place to view birds feeding, and nesting. 
Graham Wilson has an excellent list of birds in the area. Read his extensive list of birds found in our area and other information here.
Graham also created a page devoted to flora and fauna found in and around Ferris.
The Friends of Ferris thank Graham for allowing us to link to his information.

Dry Stone Wall Workshop previously held every August. View our previous workshops, and watch videos the restoration process of these beautiful walls over the years.


Support your Park by purchasing Ontario Parks clothing or a yearly Park Pass.
Items are available at the Park Office and may not be exactly as shown.


Photo credit Kathy Lewis

The Friends of Ferris is a registered Canadian Charitable Trust. Originally formed in 1994, they received charitable status in 1996, and adopted a mandate. Please join us by sharing your time, talents and expertise while making new friends, getting some fresh air and having some down-to-earth good fun!!
The Friends of Ferris is a registered Canadian Charitable Trust. Originally formed in 1994, they received charitable status in 1996, and adopted a mandate. Please join us by sharing your time, talents and expertise while making new friends, getting some fresh air and having some down-to-earth good fun!!

The Friends of Ferris are an important link in keeping our park in the news. With each special event, campers and local townspeople alike learn the value of having a Park such as Ferris Provincial so close at hand.


** Ferris Park reviews and in the News**
Natural Ontario article
Terry Sprague article
Dry Stone Walls 2011
Camping article- Toronto Star


For more information, contact Friends of Ferris.