Help shape Buchanan House parkland

Historic Buchanan House

The City of St. Catharines is calling out to the community for help shaping the future of the parkland around the historic Buchanan House.

The City is launching an online questionnaire this week to collect information from residents about what they love about the Niagara Street parkland and how they would like to use the park in the future.

“The lands that surround Buchanan House were once used as an experimental farm in the ‘50s and ‘60s by the Government of Canada’s Department of Agriculture,” says Jessica Button, project and development planner. “What we have now is a beautiful natural setting that’s home to nearly five dozen different species of trees. What we want to do is learn more about what the community values most about the Buchanan House parkland and to involve residents in creating a shared vision of what the parkland can become.”

Residents can tell the City what they think about the Buchanan House parkland using the online questionnaire at Residents can also express their interest in taking part in a visioning session, a workshop where participants work together to propose a shared vision for the parkland, that will be held later this spring.

The City interested in what brings residents to the parkland and how they get there. The City also wants to hear from residents who don’t visit the parkland regularly about why they don’t go and what would motivate them to visit more often.

The online questionnaire will be available until Sunday Apr. 22/2018. Results from the questionnaire and the visioning session will be used to propose recommendations to City Council regarding the future of the Buchanan House parkland.

Source – City of St. Catharines press release



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