North Shore Park in Saugeen Shores has long been a gem on the shore of Lake Huron where people have strolled along the lakeshore and picnicked among the trees for generations.
Then, in September 2021, a wild storm bordering on a tornado swept through destroying many of the old growth trees. Fortunately, however, many of the toppled trees have now become wildlife carvings dotted throughout the park.
The Town of Saugeen Shores is now asking for residents’ input as it re-imagines the Park around several aspects:
- Open Spaces
- Pavilion, Washrooms
- Miniature Train
- North Shore Trail
- Harbour Entrance
A Community consultation will take place at the North Shore Pavilion on Thursday, July 7th, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. when Town staff will gather resident input and present it to Council.
“Last September’s major storm was devastating to the park, but it now provides us with an opportunity,” says Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Kara Van Myall. According to Van Myall, the meeting will give the public the opportunity to provide input as to what it wants the park to look like and how it can best serve both residents and visitors.
The revitalization of North Shore Park is consistent with the Town’s 2013 Waterfront Master Plan, a policy blueprint that uses significant public consultation and expert opinion on how to develop the waterfront in a desirable and sustainable way.