Anyone who wants a little time by the river can soon go to the Wharf Street Park by the Fraser River in Hammond.
A patch of land at the end of Hazelwood Street has been designated for a park and the public is being asked to give their input into the preliminary design of the park, set to be built by the end of the summer.
The design will be shown at an open house on April 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the entrance to Maple Ridge municipal hall.
The plan includes picnic tables, a lookout platform, steps to the water to launch canoes and kayaks, and a natural play area.
Its going to be a great community bumping place, said James Rowley, a Hammond resident and member of the park steering committee.
The park will be at 20208 Wharf St., on a lot that is currently overgrown.
I think its beautiful, Rowley said of the design. Its really exciting what theyve done with the ideas people... have put in.
The steering committee and municipal staff will be at the open house.
The future park is 700 square metres in size and the District of Maple Ridge will spend $239,000 developing it into a park.
Anyone with questions can call planning technician Sylvia Pendl at 604-467-7338 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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