Construction of Phase 2 of the Lowville Park Master Plan will officially begin Sept. 8.
During construction, the parking lot will be closed to all vehicles and visiting the park will no longer require a reservation.
The park will remain open but visitors are strongly encouraged to walk or bike to the park as there will only be limited on-street parking at the east end of Lowville Park Dr. Vehicles parked in other areas of the road will be ticketed, according to city staff.
Areas of the park under construction will be closed.
The project will include:
- Picnic areas – renewal of 2 existing picnic areas with improved accessibility
- Parking lot renewal with new asphalt surface with improved drainage, improved entrance area, additional trees and plants. The number of parking spaces will be kept the same
- New information signage center to highlight trails and park facilities, including picnic areas
“The biggest change people will notice is the improved parking lot with improved drainage including bio-swales, trees and new asphalt,” Rob Peachey, Manager of Parks and Open Spaces.
“It is a great park that has a lot to offer families, nature lovers and anyone who wants to enjoy this beautiful, natural setting. Please bear with us as the parking lot is closed and there are very few parking spaces available on Lowville Park Road.”
Construction is expected to be completed in December, weather permitting.
Photo credit: Tourism Burlington