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Have an idea for Belle Park?

May 17, 2017 -

Correction: Please note the change of date for third workshop

The City of Kingston wants to hear your recreational and naturalization ideas for improving use of Belle Park. 

"We would like to hear ideas from golfers, recreational groups, walkers, skiers, nature lovers – anyone who has a great idea for maximizing the potential of this beautiful spot on the Cataraqui River," says Adam McCluskey, manager, recreation facilities.

The number of golfers using Belle Park continues to decrease.  A 2016 survey found that Kingstonians also enjoy the riverside park's walking, running, cycling, skiing, Pickleball and enjoying nature. So the City is exploring options to reduce, modify or eliminate golf at the park and find ways to encourage other recreational uses and/or naturalization of some areas.

How to offer your ideas

  • Come to a workshop:
    • 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at Belle Park, 731 Montreal St.
    • 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
    • 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at the INVISTA Centre, Room A&B, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
  • Participate in a focus group. The City will invite a number of stakeholders to attend one of a couple of focus groups.
  • Watch for City staff to be out gathering ideas in public places and events around the City over the next couple of months.

The City will use the gathered ideas to create an online survey that will run in the summer and will be available at

The City will share the input as it is gathered and summarize it in a report that will go to council this fall.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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