Saturday, July 31, 2010

ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEM WITH PARK'S NEW INTERPRETIVE SIGNS

Walt, a local resident and Friends of Sam Smith Park member, has brought to the attention of the City Parks Department that the wonderful, new interpretive signage around the park is very difficult to view for park visitors in wheelchairs and also for young children.  The angle and height do not allow everyone to enjoy them.  There have been some site visits with Walt and City staff to determine the best pedestal height and angle and we are told that some action will follow.
This is a universal problem in City Parks and needs to be corrected and taken into consideration with future interpretive projects.
Kudos to Walt for following through on this and to the City for its quick response.

ICONIC POPLAR TREE CUT DOWN FOR SKATING TRAIL

The poplar that was too healthy to remove has now been removed!

OFF-LEASH FENCE PROBLEMS

Here is an interesting post from a local blogger about the fence that the City is building around the off-leash dog walking area at the filtration plant and the issues that it is bringing up. 
The City really does need to make sure that public consultations are just that.