Let parents have a say in plans to upgrade water front amenities before consultants produce a report telling council what they should do.

By Pepper Parr

May 24th, 2023



Changes are going to be made to the pond at the base of the Discovery Centre and to the splash pad adjacent to it.
The Parks and Recreation department proposes to hire a consultant who will look at changes to Civic Square as well

The Gazette harps away at the city administration, with the complicit cooperation and support of the current city council, over the weak and ineffective current process of citizen engagement.

Earlier today we published a report on the work that is planned for the waterfront pond ans splash pad parts if Spencer Smith Park.

This is what the splash pads were meant to provide – a place to be kids and have fun.

What better opportunity than now to get public feedback that the consultants can hear and listen to. Better still, have the consultants do the engagement – let them pull together a focus group, hold a Town Hall and listen to what the parents in the community think should be done with the facilities in Spencer Smith Park.

Publishing the plans before they get discussed at the Standing Committee gives the public an opportunity to delegate – something this council gives: the best lip service you will ever see.

Related news story:

Waterfront pond and splash pads to get a makeover

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