7 parks – 7 perks; no Hoopla New Years Eve: Conservation closes everything except Glen Eden – they lower some prices.

December 29, 2013

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON.   Darn – it was a good idea – it’s still a good idea but it isn’t going to happen for 2014

The New Year’s Eve Hoopla held at the Mountsberg Conservation Area has been cancelled.

All Conservation area parks – except for Glen Eden – are closed until January 2 due to damage from the ice storm.

Time to look for something else to do on the eve of the New Year.

Silent solitude – snow on snow. Why would anyone want to leave this for Florida?

The good news from the Conservation people is that the fees for 2014 which includes annual memberships, daily fees, group camping and picnic rentals and fees for education programs at Crawford Lake and Mountsberg Conservation Areas.

The price of a Halton Parks individual membership is being reduced from $90 to $50; while the Halton Parks family membership remains at $115 (plus HST).

The other notable fee change will see Daily Entrance fees at the recreation parks (Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mt. Nemo and Rattlesnake Point Conservation Areas) increase by 25 cents across all categories.

The rates at the Education Parks, Crawford Lake and Mountsberg, are staying the same – $7.50 Adult, $6.50 Seniors and $5 for Children.

The Conservation Authority has taken on some marketing expertise and come up with a catchy new marketing name: 7 Parks, 7 Perks

There are two types of Halton Parks Memberships available, individual and family, with discounted pricing of 15 per cent off the rates available for Seniors age 65 years and over. A family membership will admit all the people in the vehicle who are traveling with the family membership holder. Your Halton Parks Membership includes the following perks:

  1. Special member-only invitations and discounts for select Conservation Halton lectures, workshops, and events
  2. One complimentary Friends and Neighbours special day pass for you to share
  3. 15% discount at Mountsberg and Crawford Lake gift shops
  4. 15% discount for rentals, including boats, skis, snowboards, and snowshoes
  5. 15% discount for camping and picnicking sites
  6. Monthly eNewsletter and eBlasts
  7. One complimentary 2-for-1 lift ticket to Glen Eden.

It’s there – out at the edge of the horizon – the CN Tower.

And that is about as much as you ever wanted to know about the parks the Conservation Authority operates.  For people new to Burlington – a trip to Mt. Nemo and a walk up to the lookout where you gaze east and realize that you are higher off the ground that the top of the CN Tower which can be clearly seen.  It’s worth the couple of bucks the ask for at the gate.

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