Media Release - Groundbreaking held for future home of Rotary Park

Media Release - Groundbreaking held for future home of Rotary Park

Phase one of construction has commenced at Lincoln’s newest destination park


Lincoln ON - (May 22, 2020) - The sod has been turned and construction has started at the site of the future home of Rotary Park. On May 22, taking all precautions to physically distance, Mayor Easton and Ward Councillors attended the site to mark this event. Also on site, for a photo were representatives from the Rotary Club of Lincoln and two dedicated youth advocates from the community. This unique but important event allowed various groups to show their support and appreciation in recognizing the expansion and growth of Lincoln’s park system.

Rotary Park is the first parkland development project to see shovels enter the ground since Council approved the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan in 2019. Phase one of construction will see the installation of a concrete skatepark and asphalt pumptrack completed by contractors New Line Skateparks and Transition Bike Parks. Anticipated completion of these elements is August 2020.

“Today’s groundbreaking is a demonstration by the Town of the value we place on the quality of life for our youth and young adults who will use these amenities for many years to come”, said Lincoln Mayor, Sandra Easton. “The skatepark represents a longstanding ask by a number of youthful generations and a lot of sweat equity and tears have been invested by many to arrive at this special moment. While all of council, as well as the community couldn’t be there due to health and safety concerns, it was a special day nonetheless. I’m hopeful and positive that by the time the park is complete in 2021 we can all enjoy it together.”

Community engagement for the development of Rotary Park occurred over several years. Lincoln residents Adrian Pennachetti and Trevor Donegan attended the park groundbreaking. “I appreciate the hard work the Town has done to mobilize this project and I am proud to call Lincoln home”, said Pennachetti. Trevor Donegan believes “the park is an important community project because it will provide a location for people of all ages to socialize and be physically active.”

Upon completion, the new 3.66 acre park will include both active and passive park elements including:

  • Action sports amenities – concrete skatepark and asphalt pumptrack
  • Junior and senior play equipment
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Pathways and a walking loop
  • Butterfly garden with accompanying signage and outdoor learning classroom
  • Open lawn area for free play
  • Shaded rest areas, benches, installation of trees, plantings and park signage
  • Additional parking to support park use

Sue Foster, President of the Rotary Club of Lincoln says the park fulfills a long-term vision the Club developed years ago to invest in kids and the broader community. “We are proud to be a part of Lincoln and are excited to share in development of this destination park for all of our community to use and enjoy”, added Foster.

Rotary Park is located adjacent to the Fleming Memorial Centre in Beamsville. Completion of the entire park is anticipated for summer 2021.  To follow the progress of this community project please visit our web page. 

 

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Contact:
Sarah Ane, Associate Director, Recreation and Culture
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 464
Cell: 905-401-4005
sane@lincoln.ca

 

Photos:

Image of the Rotary Park Groundbreaking

Left to Right: Councillor Dianne Rintjema, Mayor Sandra Easton, Councillor Adam Russell

 

Image of the Rotary Park Groundbreaking

Left to Right: Bob Groh, Vice-President and Service Project Lead, Rotary Club of Lincoln, Mayor Sandra Easton, Dave Klassen, President-Elect, Rotary Club of Lincoln

 

Image of the Rotary Park Groundbreaking

Left to Right: Adrian Pennachetti, Lincoln resident, Mayor Sandra Easton, Trevor Donegan, Lincoln resident

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