BEACONSFIELD, QC, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The third of four Reimagining SPACE creative workshops to revitalize Centennial Park and the Lord Reading property allowed both adults children in the community to brainstorm on the future activities and potential uses for the site.
While adult citizens met last Wednesday night at the Herb Linder Annex on the subject of waterfront usage, children convened in Centennial Park last Saturday to discuss in groups and make suggestions for activities and installations they would like to see on these sites.
"It is very exciting and enriching to watch adults and children alike, even the very young ones, get involved in this exercise to propose installations and activities. The children made positive and feasible suggestions inspired by the heartfelt generosity that drives them," states City Councillor Robert Mercuri, president of the Reimagining SPACE steering committee.
After visiting the sites and investing themselves in defining their dreams for Centennial Park and Hall, the kids made suggestions for the layout of community rooms, a library that allows reading in the company of pets, installations for astronomy sessions with telescopes, and a zip line.
In an equally creative and dynamic workshop, adults shared ideas for enhancing the activities and overall layout of the waterfront to connect the community with the lake all year long, with designs respectful of nature and offering water views.
"At the conclusion of these workshops, it is clear that the community wants a more inviting and better developed site with a wide variety of activities all year long, while preserving the nature and integrating a multipurpose complex worthy of its name", notes Robert Mercuri.
The steering committee is composed of nine citizens with complementary expertise and experience, as well as City Councillors Robert Mercuri and Karen Messier.
"The level of citizen participation shows the community's commitment to this flagship project. Even the children contribute to it. We wish to thank everybody who participated so generously," concludes Robert Mercuri.
The fourth and last creative workshop on the subject of green spaces and mobility will be held at the Herb Linder Annex on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.; all citizens are welcome. For further information, visit beaconsfield.ca.
SOURCE City of Beaconsfield
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