Beautiful Joe Park
Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford is dedicated to the memory of all dogs that have been loyal companions and service animals to assist people in distress. Special monuments in the park commemorate Margaret Marshall Saunders' contribution to the humane treatment of animals through her internationally renowned novel "Beautiful Joe" based on her visit to Meaford and published in 1894. Other monuments acknowledge the contribution of K-9 units to police forces and rescue efforts during the September 11 bombing attack on New York. Other plaques list fond memories of pets by their owners.
The park has a large picnic pavilion located beside the Bighead River and the trailhead for the Trout Hollow hiking trail is located there.