I am pleased to announce that the revitalization of Lawrence Park (at the southeast corner of Yonge and Lawrence behind Locke Library) is well underway!
As you may have noticed, Mother Nature is trying to recapture the section of Lawrence Park behind Locke Library. Due to the park’s location in a natural bowl, there are substantial flooding and drainage issues when it rains.
While we need to address these drainage issues, this is a fantastic opportunity to revitalize the playground and surrounding park.
We have already started to brainstorm different ways to deal with the flooding problem, and this month I will be meeting with senior city staff and residents to finalize an environmentally-friendly and sustainable solution. As soon as the drainage problems are addressed, we can design and install a new playground and revitalize the entire area!
Jo’Ann Alderson, Erin Nella and Elaine Newman deserve special thanks for taking the lead on this project and forming the Lawrence Park Ravine Revitalization Committee. I encourage you to visit their website, submit your ideas and get involved!