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City of Burlington Looking for Feedback on City Parks

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Aug. 11, 2020 — Burlington’s parks are a space for gathering, for play, for relaxation and for making memories. Every few years, the City of Burlington asks residents what they love most about our parks and what could be improved.

Residents are invited to provide their feedback through an online survey at getinvolvedburlington.ca/love-my-neighbourhood. The survey will be open until Sept. 25, 2020 and the results will be used to guide long-term planning and renewal of city parks.

“Parks are a very important feature of every community and as communities change, the park needs and desired uses change, too. We’d like to have community input into the parks to make sure the park matches the needs of each community or neighbourhood – what’s working and what isn’t working. We’ll use that information in our long-term planning.” — Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation Services

The city currently has 113 parks of all size and variety with large parks such as Lowville Park and Spencer Smith Park and smaller parks such as Irving Parkette and Bridgeview Park. Each park features something special for visitors which could be trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, spray pads, natural playgrounds or open space. To find a park near you, go to burlington.ca/parks.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

This year’s challenges with COVID-19 have highlighted more than ever how important our parks are to the mental and physical well-being of our residents. I encourage everyone to make their voices heard by getting engaged and participating in this online survey. With over 100 parks of incredible diversity in size and amenities here in Burlington, feedback from the community is vital to helping us make informed decisions as we work to meet the evolving needs of our city.

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

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2 thoughts on “City of Burlington Looking for Feedback on City Parks”

  1. Good Afternoon…
    I just love the redesigned BurlOak Park on Lakeshore. it is so peaceful, clean. the tables are wheelchair accessible, and/or senior friendly for personal chair placement. washrooms provided and kept clean to this point.
    Spencer Smith is now too small for future venues. not everyone can attend especially with the downtown growth.. very sad…
    Lasalle Park is very nice for family picnics and lots of room for the children to play and have a good time. Teen friendly also.. Great!!

    I like view of the lake on Lakeshore, not far from Pinecove. however, they have taken away the picnic tables a few years ago. and it is not kept clean like the other parks. I have sent notices to the city to fix the walk as seniors could trip, clean the rocks, and keep the cigarette butts cleaned from under the benches… it is usually done after an email. seniors walk there a lot.. should be kept incident free .

    since I live near Lakeshore, I have no need to frequent the parks north of the city… however, possibly keep in mind to move huge venues in the future to northern larger parks so everyone can attend. .. !!!

    Burlington is a beautiful city with beautiful people.. !!!

    1. Hi Linda, this is John Bkila, the Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist. Thank you for your comments on the City’s parks. Please also be sure provide your feedback through the online survey at getinvolvedburlington.ca/love-my-neighbourhood so that City staff can add it to those being taken and reviewed. Thank you.

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Media Specialist: John Bkila
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