July 26, 2018
Escape your desk this summer at R+T Park
The dog days of summer are upon us. Those hot, sultry days where working in an air-conditioned office can be a welcome respite or become a bit stifling.
Fortunately, there are some great ways to escape your desk this summer at David Johnston Research and Technology Park. Here are our favorites:
- Sip Away at a Pop-Up Beer Garden
Join us at one of several Pop-Up Beer Gardens, hosted by the R+T Park. Beer is provided by our friends at Block Three Brewery and cider is provided by KW Craft Cider. Check out @RTParkUW on Twitter for all the info. Upcoming dates are August 24 and September 14.
- Take a Stroll through Columbia Lake
Steps from your desk is beautiful Columbia Lake, part of the University of Waterloo’s Environmental Reserve. The lake is home to plenty of wildlife and features a walking and biking trail that winds through green space towards Bearinger Road. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny summer day.
- Indulge in lunch from R+T Park Food Trucks
Every Thursday you can find a new Food Truck at R+T Park for lunch. Check out the newsletter for details on who will be there each week and their feature menu. You can sign up here.
- Join the Coed Volleyball League
Wrapping up your day and looking to get some exercise? Join the Coed Volleyball League and drop in for a game. They happen every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm all summer long. Check out the R+T Park newsletter for details.
- Cycle the City of Waterloo’s Laurel Trail
One of the perks that come with working in the R+T Park is access to some of the City of Waterloo’s best bike trails. The Laurel Trail offers over 8 km to explore along Laurel Creek. You can follow the trail into Uptown Waterloo for access to food, shopping or Waterloo Park.
It’s safe to say you’ve got a long list of ways to break free from your desk this summer, so take a moment to explore the park and enjoy!