The Town of Lincoln in partnership with the Downtown Bench Beamsville BIA, is thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated launch of the “Big Benches” at various key locations throughout Town.
The Town would also like to extend our gratitude to the Twenty Valley Tourism Association (TVTA) for helping to secure funding from the Government of Canada’s Community Revitalization Fund. In addition, we would like to thank the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority for allowing some of the benches to be installed at their iconic locations in Lincoln. The Big Benches are designed to captivate visitors, serving as alluring tourism attractions, perfect for capturing memorable photos and sharing on social media platforms by drawing even more tourists to experience the beauty and charm of Lincoln. The Benches will also play a key role in shaping the Town of Lincoln’s tourism brand, the Niagara Benchlands.
“We are delighted to unveil the ‘Big Benches’ project in the Town of Lincoln, a testament to our commitment to enhancing the visitor experience and showcasing the natural beauty of our region,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “These oversized benches invite everyone to pause and capture the essence of the Niagara Benchlands. Enjoy them responsibly, and let’s together make Lincoln an even more inviting destination for all.”
The first phase of installations has begun this week at the following destinations across Town:
- Cave Springs Conservation Area (3949 Cave Spring Rd, Campden, ON)
- Ball’s Falls Conservation Area (3292 Sixth Ave, Lincoln, ON)
- Rotary Park (5020 Serena Dr, Beamsville, ON)
- Charles Daley Park (1969 N Service Rd, Lincoln, ON)
- Campden Parkette (Corner of Campden Rd and Fly Rd)
- Downtown Beamsville (Corner of King St and Mountain St)
Following the initial installations, the second phase will be occurring at Jordan Village, Rockway Conservation Area, and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.
“Tourism has always been a fundamental component of our community’s prosperity, and the launch of the ‘Big Benches’ project symbolizes our commitment to harnessing the economic potential of this sector,” said JD Pachereva, Ward 2 Councillor and Chair of the Planning & Economic Development Committee. “These iconic benches are not only a visual delight, but also powerful magnets that will draw visitors from far and wide to experience the unique charm of Lincoln. I believe that investing in tourism is investing in our economic future, and we are excited to see how this project contributes to the growth and vitality of our community.”
“We are proud to collaborate with our strategic partners in bringing the ‘Big Benches’ project to life,” said the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer Michael Kirkopoulos. “These benches are more than just a place to sit; they are storytelling pieces that connect us to our community’s rich history and historic landscapes. We hope they inspire both residents and visitors to explore and appreciate the wonders of our town.”
The Town of Lincoln encourages all residents and tourists alike to relax and enjoy the view of the Niagara Benchlands from the Big Benches. We kindly ask that you enjoy them responsibly, ensuring a safe and friendly experience for all.
This project has been years in the making and it has finally become a reality thanks to grant funding, partnerships, the Town of Lincoln, Ontario and our incredible BIA and members.