City of Barrie seeking public input on future of Heritage Park

Two virtual Public Information Centre meetings are planned for May 27

from City of Barrie

The City of Barrie is undertaking a Master Plan process for Heritage Park, a 7.3-acre waterfront park located at 5 Simcoe Street on Barrie’s north shore, and the public is invited to share their input.

Heritage Park is one of the city’s premier waterfront destinations and hosts many events. It also features horticultural displays, a water feature area, a natural pond and the Sea Serpent sculpture. This will be the first Master Plan since the park’s original development in the early 1990s, and presents an opportunity for the public to explore creative ways to update, revitalize and explore innovative ideas to meet the needs of park users.

The city is asking Barrie residents, businesses, organizations and visitors for their feedback on three master plan concepts at the following virtual Public Information Centre meetings:

  • Thursday, May 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

At these meetings, attendees can view the three concept designs for Heritage Park and provide feedback on the concept elements via an online survey. The public consultation welcomes conversations about inviting and safe places, the use of universal design for all ages and abilities, and ways to increase diversity and inclusion.

For more information on the public consultation and for details on how to register for the virtual meetings, visit buildingbarrie.ca/HeritagePark.

Please share your feedback on future plans for Heritage Park by attending one of the meetings on May 27, and then completing the survey. The survey will be open for feedback from May 27 until June 11.

Feedback from this public engagement will be incorporated into a final Master Plan, which will be presented at a second Public Information Centre in fall 2021.

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