Question 1 WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ALL ABOUT?
There will be a reconstruction to refurbish the existing West Grey Park located on Garafraxa St. N.
at the entrance to the recently reconstructed Heritage Bridge.
Question 2 WHEN IS CONSTRUCTION EXPECTED?
We anticipate construction will begin in the spring of 2021 and hope it will be
completed for Home Coming Celebrations in 2022. It may be completed prior to this.
Question 3 WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE EXISTING CHRISTMAS TREE?
This tree will be replaced with a new tree in a location that will have access to electricity to light the
tree during the Holiday Season. Existing tree in poor health and not expected to thrive in the future.
Question 4 WILL PERSONS WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES BE ABLE TO ACCESS PARK?
The plans were reviewed by Grey County to ensure it meets current accessibility standards and
persons using walkers, wheelchairs, scooters will be able to access the park.
Question 5 WILL THERE BE LIGHTING?
Currently along the bridge lighting exists. The Lions are reviewing the option to install permanent
fixtures on the bridge walkway as part of this project.
Question 6 WILL THERE BE PUBLIC WASHROOMS?
Question 7 DO YOU HAVE APPROVAL OF COUNCIL TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECT?
Yes. During the last 24 months we have met with the administration of the Municipality and
received Council approval to proceed.
Question 8 WHERE WILL THE PLAQUES BE PLACED IN THE PARK?
There are several options to have a naming designation within the park. Individual or a Group
Business name plaque will be placed within the rock gardens, or in the lower overlook and among
the greenery along the north side and in the naturalize habitat overlooking the dam. They will be
visually and aesthetically pleasing and will not block views of the dam or bridge.
Question 9 WILL I GET A TAX RECEIPT WHEN I PURCHASE A “NAMING OPPORTUNITY”
SUCH AS A PLAQUE OR PAGE IN THE TIME CAPSULE?
Yes. Specific details of purchase options will be available on our website.
Question 10 HOW DO I MAKE A CASH DONATION?
If you wish to make a donation you can make your intentions known by sending the West Grey
Lions an email at firstname.lastname@example.org one of our Lion member’s will contact you with specific details.
Question 11 WILL I GET A TAX RECEIPT WHEN I DONATE?
Question 12 WHY IS THE GAZEBO BEING REMOVED?
The current one is needing replacement as the structure is unsound . We know that people love to
sit in the park and so do we . The new park will have even more seating and accessible pathways .
We look forward to us all being able to enjoy the park now and for generations to come
There will be several naming opportunities for an individual, Family, Group or Business to be recognized in the community, or you can make a donation. Refer to the options listed on our website. You can fill out the form below or print the Donation Document and send to us after completion.
We welcome your contribution and any comments you may have. Anonymous donations will also be accepted if requested.