Plan to Attend Breakwater Park Grand Reopening Celebrations July 26

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Save the date and plan to join the City of Kingston from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 to celebrate the completion of renovations to Breakwater Park.

UPDATE: Click here to check out some photos and videos from the event

Grand reopening festivities will include formal remarks by Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, Swim Drink Fish president Mark Mattson, dedication of the Gord Edgar Downie Pier and an afternoon of free, all-ages activities throughout the park.

Park renovations include a new promenade, pedestrian bridge, pier upgrades, steps and seating, shoreline works, landscaping and tree planting and accessibility improvements.

Up to $1 million in financial support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150), made it possible to begin the project a year ahead of schedule.


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The renovations were also supported by $500,000 in funding from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation through the Great Lakes Challenge, a program of Swim Drink Fish.

The revitalization of Breakwater Park is one of more than 730 CIP 150 projects approved in southern Ontario. Total funding of up to $88.8 million is being delivered across the region by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

The complete schedule of activities, accessibility, transit and parking information will soon be available at CityofKingston.ca/FeatureEvents.

For more details, visit the Breakwater Park page in the City of Kingston website Projects section.

Additional information can be found online about the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and the Great Lakes Challenge.


Release source: City of Kingston
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