Increased Attendance Drives Changes to Breakwater Park Area Parking

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The City is planning changes to parking in the area of Breakwater Park after attendance there increased significantly last summer following an extensive redesign.

Recommendations will be presented to city council early this spring to address short-term parking requirements for visitors to the park, which will include accessibility needs and neighbourhood concerns.

In a release, Marissa Mascaro, parking services manager, said: “Staff will monitor these changes as we continue to understand the usage at the park and the impact on the neighbouring streets.”


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The changes to be presented to council include:

* Shifting the time-restricted parking on the first block of Beverley Street from the west side of the street to the east side.
* Adding metered parking on the lower part of Collingwood Street.
* Improved signage on Beverley and Collingwood streets.
* Adding two accessible parking spaces on the east side of Beverley Street near King. Visit GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca to review and comment on the location of these accessible parking spaces.

Breakwater Park reopened last July and since then has installed a pedestrian-activated signal at the intersection of Beverley and King streets and a live-streaming webcam of the area (still image above).