On July 27, 2012 a larger an improved Marjorie Pritchard Memorial Park opened to the public.
The upgraded Pritchard Park offers additional lawn space and a pedestrian dock (rebuilt in summer 2013), in addition to existing family amenities, which include: a sandy beach and marked swimming area; children’s playground; picnic tables; and, a volleyball court.
The expanded park is 0.7 hectares and offers 166 metres of lakeshore. The park was expanded in August 2011; Council approved the purchase of 1595 Pritchard Drive to connect Pritchard Park to the northeast with a municipal utility lot to the southwest.
Following the purchase, Council directed staff to consult with neighbours and the community and create a Pritchard Park Plan. In March, Council adopted the plan and subsequently approved the removal of a home and swimming pool on site to accommodate expanded recreational space in the park. Other recommendations contained in the plan will be considered as part of Council’s future strategic planning exercises and budget deliberations.
About The Pritchard Park Plan
Council adopted the Marjorie Pritchard Memorial Park Plan on March 13, 2012: