Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 69

Riverside Park
NW 21-6-19 WPM
Minto area

Riverside Park
Designation Date: September 11, 1991
Designation Authority: Whitewater (R.M.)
Present Owner: Grassland (M)

Riverside Park, also known as Lisk Campbell Heritage Park, honours Thomas Liskum Campbell (1870-1956), one of the first homesteaders in the Riverside district of the Rural Municipality of Whitewater, who emigrated to Manitoba from Ontario in the 1880s. “Lisk” was a well-known entrepreneur and sportsman and one of the district’s first ferry operators. In 1931, on the north side of this site, which he named Riverside Park, Campbell established a store, coffee shop, dance hall and sports grounds, taking advantage of proximity to a newly built road bridge over the Souris River. Although the north side of the park is no longer in active use, the south section has served ever since as a popular local recreation and picnic area.