The Town is soliciting public engagement regarding the use of Ryerson Park, located along Niagara Boulevard in the Chautauqua neighbourhood of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Staff has observed increased traffic within this area, presumably as a result of the park’s growing popularity, and is seeking input prior to implementing mitigation efforts.
All residents and visitors to Niagara-on-the-Lake are invited to complete a short survey and share their experience with this beautiful park and surrounding areas.
“Niagara-on-the-Lake prides itself on its exquisite lookout points, such as the one located at Ryerson Park,” stated Lord Mayor Disero. “This park, located along Niagara Boulevard, draws in many residents and visitors with its lush green space, picnic tables, beautiful tree canopy, and most notably, its ability to host a breathtaking sunset view. While this park was considered a ‘hidden gem’ for many years, every new spring and summer season brings more and more visitors to this spectacular area of Town.”
“Niagara-on-the-Lake is welcoming of all visitors and encourages the use of its well-kept parks and green space. We also realize there may be some local impacts to the increasing popularity of such spaces,” stated CAO Marnie Cluckie. “The Town is seeking public input by way of a survey, to determine the use, and potential hindrances to the use, of Ryerson Park, and to identify any concerns for neighboring properties within the Chautauqua area. The public’s feedback will be essential in helping Staff and Council determine potential next steps
for this area of Town.”
The survey, available through the Town’s Join the Conversation platform, is now open and will close on Tuesday, May 4. Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to join the conversation regarding Ryerson Park. Your feedback is appreciated.