Wednesday, July 17, 2024

How would you improve PEC’s recreational spaces? The County wants to hear from you

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Prince Edward County is inviting residents to provide input on how to improve recreational spaces and community vibrancy.

The County is looking for suggestions on the best ways to allocate funds earmarked for parks and green spaces in the 2024 budget.

Provincial legislation mandates that municipalities must spend a portion of their Parkland Reserve funds by the end of the year. These funds come from developers who opt to contribute money instead of dedicating parkland to the municipality. The law requires that these funds be used within the same geographic area as the development.

Prince Edward County has allocated funds for ten parkland projects and is seeking public input on how to best put these resources to use. Residents can share their ideas on amenities or park features for the following areas:

  • Consecon Park
  • Westfall Park
  • Mariners Park Museum / Milford Park
  • Wilkinson Memorial Park / Prinyer’s Cove Boat Launch Park
  • Roblin Lake Park Improvements
  • Big Island Boat Launch Improvements
  • Picton Laneway & Green Space
  • Athol-South Marysburgh Public School Community Access
  • Jack Taylor Park
  • Bloomfield Mill Pond Main Street Connection

Details on each project are available on the County’s “Have Your Say” website. The county will review the feedback and host a second round of public consultation to discuss feasible ideas gathered from this initial input.

Residents are encouraged to participate and help shape the future of their local parks and recreational areas.

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