Gananoque Town Park closed for redesign

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GANANOQUE – Town Park will be closed until next summer for a major revitalization project.

It is scheduled to reopen on June 30, 2022.

“This revitalization project will benefit the community by having a public square that would be the focal point for residents and visitors,” said Brock Webb, public works technologist.

Webb said the revitalization will create a focal point for activities, a place for people to sit and socialize. With that in mind, the front park will be designed as a public square.

The public square would give the farmers’ market, Lions' car show, RibFest, Remembrance Day ceremonies and other events access to a large venue to host their events, said Webb.

The redesign comes with some major changes for the park, including the new interlock courtyard as the public square. New trees will be planted in the park and along an interlock pathway to King Street. Other paths include one to Park and Garden streets.

Additional lights and seating will be added around the park.

There will be landscaping behind a new seating wall along with perennial flowers and shrubs “to make the public square an oasis in the middle of downtown,” said Webb.

Webb said the King Street entrance will be closed to vehicles and will be open to foot traffic only. A new parking lot to the east of town hall will add five parking spaces.

The recently painted Pride and Indigenous crosswalks on Park Street will not be affected by the revitalization work, he said.

Residents can access the town hall parking lot from the Garden Street/Adelaide Street entrance.

During work, town hall will remain open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jessica Munro, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times

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