New vi­sion for King Ge­orge Park

The Glengarry News - - News - -- An­gela Brown

North Glen­garry is step­ping in to help the Friends of the King Ge­orge Park im­prove Maxville’s green space.

The town­ship will con­trib­ute $2,500 to­wards the cost of hir­ing a land­scape artist to cre­ate a more de­tailed plan and de­sign, de­pict­ing what the park could look like in the fu­ture. The town­ship will then “work with the King Ge­orge Park com­mit­tee to make that hap­pen,” said CAO Daniel Gagnon. “Be­tween the King Ge­orge Park com­mit­tee and staff, we thought it was a good idea. We want to make it a more func­tional site for the pub­lic.”

Mr. Gagnon re­lated by hav­ing a de­sign for the King Ge­orge Park the com­mit­tee will be able to raise funds to make spe­cific im­prove­ments, such as the ad­di­tion of a gazebo.

“It’s a lot eas­ier to fundraise if peo­ple can con­cep­tu­al­ize” what the end re­sult will be, ob­served the CAO.

Mr. Gagnon noted beau­ti­fy­ing King Ge­orge Park fits in with the town­ship’s Com­mu­nity Im­prove­ment Plan fo­cus to im­prove the main streets and down­town cores of Alexan­dria and Maxville. The space is used by the weekly farm­ers’ mar­ket.

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FU­TURE PLANS: This is a pre­lim­i­nar y ren­der­ing of what King Ge­orge Park in Maxville may look like in the fu­ture. North Glen­garry will be hir­ing a land­scape ar tist to work on a more com­pre­hen­sive de­sign for the park that is main­tained by Friends of the...

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