While driving through Meaford, you'll be sure to notice this park, named after one of Meaford's earliest settlers, at the junction of Bayfield and Sykes Streets. The eye-catching view of Cape Rich (Niagara Escarpment) off-shore is breathtaking, especially with one of the gorgeous sunsets. A small children's playground, small pebble beach, lush gardens, gazebo and numerous park benches may also entice you to stop. You can usually find a few people leisurely fishing along the shoreline. Across the street young children and their parents will enjoy McCarroll Park with its open green space, splash pad, and playground equipment. You can find public washrooms and picnic tables here as well. Fred Raper's Park is also the beginning of the Tom Thomson Trail - a non-motorized, multi-use, multi season trail that runs from Meaford to Owen Sound.