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Burlington City Staff to Report Back on Parking Options for Beachway & Lowville Parks in Q1 2021

Beachway and Lowville parks

*Please note this item will be voted on by Burlington City Council at its meeting on Monday (Nov. 23).

At the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) Committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, committee members carried the following Recreation Services Department staff recommendation related to Parking capacity measures at Beachway and Lowville Park:

  • Refer recreation services department report RS-09-20 regarding parking capacity measures at Beachway and Lowville Parks to staff to report back to the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee in Q1 of 2021 outlining options with regards to parking at Beachway and Lowville parks including but not limited to communication, beautification, infrastructure, and costing options.

Full options being looked at for Beachway and Lowville Park are available in the:

Paid parking at Beachway is one of the considerations.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

This is great work by our City staff and I appreciate their keeping cost-saving measures in mind. I’ll be looking for what each option will cost us, as well as how might be able to implement a reservation system at Beachway. Certainly, as it’s a Regional park, we should be having conversations with Halton Region on what lands they can offer to assist with parking and what capital contributions they could make. As well, we should be looking to get some costing on potential decorative barriers and message boards that are responsive.

*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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4 thoughts on “Burlington City Staff to Report Back on Parking Options for Beachway & Lowville Parks in Q1 2021”

  1. A nominal fee would be acceptable I think and it could go towards maintenance. Would the $20.00/day be per person or per vehicle? Anyway it is too high.

  2. Gerlinda Beintema

    Please don’t implement a reservation system at Beachway. One of the most wonderful outings in summer is to decide on an impromptu visit to the beach.

  3. I agree that the controls at Beachway Park are needed, but feel that $20.00/ day is a high rate.
    Would you consider a seasonal pass or at least a senior rate?
    Other neighboring locations restricted their beaches to local residents. Currently Beachway draws from the GTA and Hamilton as well as Halton
    we enjoyed the park this summer for 48 visits. Under your proposal this would have cost us $ 960.00 and yes we are Seniors and residents of Burlington.

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