For Immediate Release
The Bartlett’s Point Picnic originally scheduled for July 20, 2016 is postponed due to ongoing construction and maintenance work required to complete the project. The delayed opening will allow for a safer and more enjoyable park opening and will improve accessibility to the park.
On June 11, 2016 Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), announced Government of Canada funding to complete the park. This recent funding commitment allowed the project to resume development and move towards final completion in 2016. When the picnic was originally scheduled organizers planned to work around the unfinished areas of the park and host the picnic during Corner Brook Week. Given the opportunity to have the redevelopment of the park completed in 2016 organizers of the Bartlett Point picnic felt it would be in the public’s best interest to defer the event to allow for the final completion of the project. Construction is expected to be completed September of 2016.
The Bartlett Point Park was acquired by the City of Corner Brook in 1988 for the purposes of future recreational development. The City of Corner Brook in partnership with the Corner Brook Stream Development Corporation have been working on a redevelopment plan for Bartlett’s Point Park for several years. Bartlett’s Point is an area 2.7 hectares (6.7 acres) in size located adjacent to and immediately west of the Bay of Islands Marina in the Curling area.
The final phase of the Bartlett’s Point Park redevelopment project will include enhancements/upgrades to parking, landscaping and lighting, recreational opportunities, beach access and will include a children’s play area,. We look forward to working with our partner the Curling 50+ Club on organizing a grand opening later this summer.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause residents.
More information on the revised project schedule will be announced throughout the coming months.
Mayor Charles Pender