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What changes have been made to Elgin Park?

COURTNEY McCLURE, The Standard

UXBRIDGE: If you visit Elgin Park in downtown Uxbridge, you may notice some changes have been made or are scheduled to be made in the near future.

“This project brings great improvements to our most loved park,” said the Uxbridge Mayor, Dave Barton. “Thank you, to MP Jennifer O’Connell and the federal government for the funding [which] has enabled these changes. All the users of Elgin Park will benefit in some way from these improvements, which include a destination playground, improved accessibility, path of inclusion, all-season washrooms and improved lighting”.

Currently, the park features: an “accessible” circular asphalt trail; public washrooms, which are open seasonally; two playgrounds and a small baseball field. These are just a few of the things Elgin Park currently offers residents and visitors.

There is also a 0.5-kilometre Fitness Trail loop, prepared with fitness equipment. If you take the Elgin Park Trail and the Fitness Trail, you will have walked a total of 0.75 kilometres.

Amenities at the park include: benches, sports fields, outdoor fitness equipment, and so much more.

Changes coming this year include: the replacement of one of the playground structures with a new and inclusive playground; the winterizing of the public washrooms; the installation of new lighting along pathways; connecting of the entrance at Joseph Street to the rest of Elgin Park, through a paved pathway and the installation of a new pavilion.

The park’s hours, until September 30th, are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The winter hours, from October 1st to March 31st, 2023, will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Public washrooms at Elgin Park are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., during weekends and special events.

Occasionally, parts of Elgin Park may be closed to public use, throughout the year for specific events. If you would like to book the park for an event, please call 905-852-9181 extension 501 or contact them via email, at booking@uxbridge.ca.

To learn more about the planned improvements to Elgin Park this year, please visit the Township of Uxbridge website, at uxbridge.ca.

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