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Breakwater Park grand reopening celebrations

July 6, 2018 -

Breakwater park

Save the date and plan to join the City of Kingston from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 to celebrate the completion of renovations to Breakwater Park. Grand reopening festivities will include formal remarks by Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, Swim Drink Fish president Mark Mattson, dedication of the Gord Edgar Downie Pier and an afternoon of free, all-ages activities throughout the park.

Park renovations include a new promenade, pedestrian bridge and shade structure, pier upgrades, steps and seating, shoreline works including an upland beach, landscaping and tree planting, and accessibility improvements.

Up to $1 million in support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), delivered across southern Ontario by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), made it possible to begin the revitalization project a year ahead of schedule.

The renovations were also supported by $500,000 in funding by Swim Drink Fish Canada/ W. Garfield Weston Foundation. 

The complete schedule of activities, accessibility, transit and parking information will soon be available at www.CityofKingston.ca/FeatureEvents

For more about Breakwater Park visit www.CityofKingston.ca/Projects

For more on the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_02195.html

For more on the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario: www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/home

For more on the Great Lakes Challenge: www.greatlakeschallenge.ca

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