KAWARTHA LAKE-The City says construction for the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment is expected to resume August 2021. As a result, the park is on schedule to open by Summer 2022.
“Council is glad to hear shovels will be in the ground at Bobcaygeon Beach Park soon,” commented Andy Letham, Mayor of Kawartha Lakes. “The park has been highly anticipated and we’re pleased it’s still expected to open by next summer in spite of the delays. When it’s done, it will be a destination park not only for Bobcaygeon but for all of Kawartha Lakes, and we can’t wait to see it.”
“I appreciate the support, understanding and patience from all residents and businesses for this ongoing major project,” said Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan – Ward 2.
Before breaking ground, the municipality is required to perform a variety of site inspections and studies. Staff have been in the process of these studies the last few months and they are almost complete. This includes:
- An Under Water Archaeological Assessment that has been completed with no archaeological findings
- A Terrestrial Archaeological Assessment of the property that is 50% complete, with no substantial archaeological findings so far
- Further testing in line with Parks Canada is taking place throughout July
It is anticipated all tests and studies will be finished in the coming weeks, so construction may resume in August.
For more details and updates on the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment, please visit Major Projects.