The Nishioka Park is a location of rich nature
which centers around a pond and consists of
marshland and the forest of Tsukisamu River, and
its upper river basin.
 A sight of marsh plants such as giant skunk
cabbage, and dragonflies, fireflies, etc. can be seen
in the environment blessed with water and
greenery along with many other plants and
animals. This park also serves as a one of the main
habitats in Hokkaido for many types of wild birds.
 In the Meiji Era, the main pond was created by
damming up the Tsukisamu River to be used
for water service facilities of the old army. 
The management of the area was eventually passed
over from Toyohira City to Sapporo, and finished
its services as water source facility in 1971.
Besides being used as a waterfront park, this area
is also widely loved as an area for bird watching
or a place of natural observation.
 In order to preserve this precious nature for
years to come, a special classification change as a
scenic zone was made to this park in 2008.

Water tower

  This was built in the Meiji
Era, for the old army to use as
their source of water.
It was designated as a
registered cultural asset of the
country on September 14, 2001.

 These are one of the types
of insects that represent life
around the Nishioka
waterfront area. They can be
observed near the source of
a stream during the nights
around July.


 The Nishioka Park has the
most kinds of dragonflies
living round a single lake in
Hokkaido, and 49 kinds of
dragonflies are confirmed.

(As of August, 2011))

 There is a wooden way
over the marshland where
giant skunk cabbage grows,
and cicadas, frogs, and
salamanders could also be seen here.

General view