Media Release: Lincoln’s Rotary Park Grand Opening a community celebration

Media Release:  Lincoln’s Rotary Park Grand Opening a community celebration

 

Lincoln, ON (June 6, 2022) – The Town successfully hosted the official Grand Opening of Rotary Park, the second destination park in our community, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. The grand opening celebration took place together with the Active Transportation Advisory Committee’s first annual Slow Roll Lincoln.
 
Rotary Park is located on 3.66-acres of parkland adjacent to the Fleming Centre (5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville).  
 
“Rotary Park is the first parkland development project since Council approved the Town’s first comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “As the Town’s second destination park, it exceeds our expectations set out in Council’s Strategic priorities to be a Future-Fit Lincoln. It is an inviting and inclusive space created with the community, designed for residents of all ages and abilities.”
 
Completion of this destination park meets six recommendations in the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Master Plan:

  • Promotion of free and low fee activity options to ensure universal access across the community. This includes but is not limited to opportunities to enjoy outdoor settings and enhance connections with nature;
  • Installation of play structures at Rotary Park to address geographic distribution gaps;
  • Installation of outdoor fitness equipment at a well-used, complementary park;
  • Development of a skatepark and pump track in Rotary Park;
  • Providing permanent shade structures within new and redeveloped destination parks, sports parks, and community parks; and
  • Ensuring the provision of age-friendly amenities such as washrooms, shade (ex., Tree planting in new parks, pavilions, etc.), benches and seating areas and bike racks.


“Community engagement was an essential component in the success of this project,” said Michael Kirkopoulos, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Lincoln. “Through dialogue with our community and stakeholders, we were able to listen and better understand residents’ desires and collaborate to create something with a spectacular result.”
 
“The Rotary Club of Lincoln strives to increase awareness of and positively impact the environment through our actions. We support and develop leadership skills to facilitate the growth of our youth,” added Brenda Kell-Kotwa, President, Rotary Club of Lincoln. “We are proud to support and have had the opportunity to be involved in the process and contribute to a space that will promote well-being for people of all ages.”
 
This project aligns with Town plans, including:

 
Rotary Park’s active and passive park elements include:

  • Action sports amenities; concrete skatepark and asphalt pump track.
  • Accessible play area with junior and senior play equipment, fitness equipment, rubber surfacing, seating, and a large shade structure with table seating, lighting, power, and water hook up.
  • Walking loop and trails, lighting along main trails, seating, garbage/recycling receptacles, bike racks, and entrance planting and park signs.
  • Irrigated open lawn area with an adjacent shade structure with seating, lighting, and convenience power.
  • Butterfly garden with a pergola, seating, trails, native pollinator plantings, and informational signage. The remainder of the butterfly garden will be planted in the Spring of 2022.
  • Outdoor learning area with a shade structure and open space.
  • Parking lot with lighting and a bioswale buffer.
  • Drop-off & pick-up lay-by parking.
  • Traffic calming and safety measures - crosswalk from the park to the Fleming Centre, speed humps along the driveway to the Fleming Centre.

 
To learn more about the project and follow along for project updates, please visit the Rotary Park Development, SpeakUp Lincoln page.


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For media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205

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