*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