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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Draft Parks Plan Could Have Sauble Splash Pad

South Bruce Peninsula | by John Divinski  

South Bruce Peninsula Council hears about pickleball and a multi use facility.

The Monteith Brown Planning Consultants master plan on Parks, Recreation and Culture has been presented for South Bruce Peninsula.

There are 33 draft recommendations in the plan that suggested such things as indoor and outdoor pickleball courts; a splash pad in the Sauble Beach area; creating an arts and cultural policy for the municipality and using the parks for displays and markets.

Mayor Jackson agrees with expanding arts and culture in the town to showcase the talented people that live in the region.

Jackson was not thrilled that the steering committee overseeing the study was made up of town staff only, rather than a mix of staff and private citizens.

She says the move was evident in a recommendation for a multi-use community facility that suggested a new town hall be part of that complex.

Jackson wondered where that idea came from, even though consultants said the plan was not staff-guided.

One other thing is out--a feasibility study on a stand-alone aquatic centre.

Council decided an aquatic centre is simply too pricey for the town at this time.

The entire report will be put on the town's website for public consumption and further meetings on the draft recommendations will be held in the future.

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