Deerlick Creek empties into the Est Don River near Lawrence and the DVP. A paved trail runs beside it starting in this park.
Long ago, native people discovered that deer were drawn to mineral deposits in this valley. Over the years, industrial progress almost destroyed the area but a naturalization project is doing much to restore it.
How sweet to move at summer’s eve
By Clyde’s meandering stream,
When Sol in joy is seen to leave
The earth with crimson beam;
When islands that wandered far
Above his sea couch lie,
And here and there some gem-like star
Re-opes its sparkling eye. – Andrew Park (1807–63)