Jonathan Pitre Park

Jonathan Pitre Park is now open! Visit at 150 Sportsplex Road, Embrun.

The First Accessible Park in the Township of Russell

Jonathan Pitre Park has accessible play structures, swings, boat, and senior exercise equipment. 

Who is Jonathan Pitre?

Jonathan Pitre was a local resident who fought a difficult and long battle with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and unfortunately passed April 8, 2018. He is known as the ''Butterfly Child'' due to his disease, which made his skin as fragile as butterfly wings. Jonathan was also an ambassador for DEBRA Canada, dedicated to bringing awareness for EB and raising funds for research.

His strength, courage, and determination during his fight inspired us all to thrive, no matter the different barriers we may face.