Waterfront Park Proposed for Downtown Summerside

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A group that includes locals and Downtown Summerside Inc. is looking to transform a piece of vacant waterfront land into a park that can be enjoyed by the area’s residents.

Katriena McKay and Angie Arsenault, executive director of Downtown Summerside Inc., made the proposal to Summerside city council Monday night.

This pertains around 0.8 hectares along Water Street by the old Prince Island Bag Company. The piece of land is listed for $750,000.

Arsenault said they want to buy the land and transform it into an “age friendly” park similar to Queen’s Royal Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

“You could host events, you could have yoga in the park, tai chi in the park. There’s some shaded trees, which is something that is scarce along our waterfront boardwalk.”

She said they would additionally like to see some picnic areas, benches, and probably a gazebo.

“There’s so many different angles you could take, really.”

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