Oakville unveils 'new' west shoreline
The Town of Oakville cut the ribbon to mark the re-opening of Tannery and Waterworks Parks.
The improvements for the area include connecting trails, seating area, cobble beach areas, lighting, interpretive panels, landscaping, butterfly garden, and rehabilitation of the shoreline including improved aquatic habitats.
“Join us for our ribbon-cutting celebration and a complimentary slice of cake, then please stay and enjoy the park,” reads the Town’s official website. “Purchase a bite to eat at one of the refreshment vehicles on site during the event, take a self-guided tour and discover all the new features and points of interest the park has to offer”.
The re-opening at the west shoreline is Phase 3 as part of the Oakville Harbour West Shoreline Rehabilitation project.
In 2007, the Town of Oakville identified that the west shore of Oakville Harbour and adjacent parks were in need of updates and improvements. The Town says a master plan was developed through consultation with local residents and stakeholders, and Council approved the final plan in 2009.
Phase 1 was completed in March 2014 with the rehabilitation of the shoreline at Oyster Bay. The existing shoreline was reinforced with new armourstone that also supported the proposed walkway upgrades to the adjacent lands.
Phase 2, meanwhile, included a pedestrian observation platform with seating, a sculptural beacon, new and reconstructed walkways, picnic area, interpretive signs, new lighting, slope naturalization plantings, and restoration.
(Cover photo of Tannery Park courtesy of the Town of Oakville)