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
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.