Public Input Wanted for King St. Rest Areas and Belle Park Projects

Published on: 2019/07/15 - in News

The City of Kingston is looking for community feedback on two projects currently in development.

Area residents, pedestrians and cyclists are being asked to suggest locations for rest areas along new multiuse pathways by visiting the Get Involved page for the project by July 25.

The pathways will run along the north and south side of King St. from Trailhead Pl. to Portsmouth Ave., designed to make it easier to get around Kingston through active modes of transportation. Intersection improvements will also be made at King St. and Portsmouth Ave. to connect the new pathways with existing cycling facilities.

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“We want to make sure local residents and anyone who may use this pathway have a chance to weigh in on the best locations for rest areas along the route” said Mark Dickson, project manager for the Transportation Services department with the City of Kingston. “We will consider all feedback received during this engagement before finalizing the design of the multi-use path.”

Another project open to public feedback is the Belle Park Master Plan, now available for review and comment at the Belle Park page until 4 p.m., Friday, July 26.

The plan features a phased approach to long-term management of the 44-hectacre waterfront park at 731 Montreal St.

It includes details on implementing a number of park elements, including natural environment, social, cultural Heritage and Education, land management, recreation, infrastructure, and trails, access and views. The Master Plan also features a timeline showing how different areas of the park have changed and are proposed to change over time.

“The Belle Park Master Plan reflects the extensive consultation we’ve done with stakeholders, including Indigenous groups, and with other residents,” said Neal Unsworth, the City of Kingston’s manager, parks development. ” It shows increased areas to be naturalized and offers recreational amenities closer to Montreal Street and the clubhouse.”

In addition to reviewing the plan online, the public can also receive paper copies by emailing

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