Clark Park is a pristine river front park which contains acres of green space and a half mile river front trail, soccer fields, native gardens and a state-of-the-art BMX trail. Also, it has a public canoe/kayak launch and is a recognized butterfly sanctuary and bird watching habitat.
We oppose constructing a 2 acre sized boat warehouse/crewing facility which will negatively impact the park - it will be too large for Clark Park and introduce a 3 story building, surrounded by concrete, increased vehicle traffic, and will interrupt existing activities at the park. The public demands a period of public review to investigate moving the facility to a larger park or a different location.
A much smaller boathouse facility could be constructed at Clark Park, containing canoes/kayak, badly needed washrooms and a public water source, concessios and possible bike rental. Green Space is the most valuable resource in the parks, especially in this one-of-a-kind riverfront park - it must be protected for future generations.
Thanks for the update Carter. In addition to the annual canoe trip/dinner fundraiser, CPAC will have to scramble to find new volunteers to maintain the native garden, once a new one is planted. Unfortunately, it takes several years for a native garden to look good. I wonder if the city will remove the bird/butterfly sanctuary signage.
lorraine reder said:
Carter O'Brien said:
Here's the final page in this chapter:
That's quite the optimistic headline spin. Alderman Pawar has proven to be one of the quickest sell-outs in aldermanic history.