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Killaloe Pathways Park

86 Queen Street KillaloeK0J 2A0

Target Completion Date: June 1, 2022

What is this project about?

The Killaloe Pathways Park is all about re-connecting people with nature through, education, physical activity, adventure, arts, culture, and play.

Originally created out of a need to a create more vibrant community green spaces during the pandemic, this project has evolved from a simple idea, to having multiple phases and support from 15 different community organizations!

This project will transform 3 acres of previously unused public land, into a vibrant and unique community space for everyone to enjoy! Located adjacent to a wetland, this project seeks to preserve the environment while also allowing for the community and visitors to find peace and inspiration from its natural beauty and splendor.

We are extremely excited and proud to share our project with you! Here are the three phases of the KPP project:

Phase One (Pathways) : includes a Reading Trail(.6km) with eighteen reading stations which will include two locally sourced climbing art structures. A FIT trail(.4 km) with ten low impact stations with benches, picnic tables, recycling bins, compost bins, a dog waste disposal unit, and interpretive signage along the trails.

Phase Two (Gardens) : includes a Butterfly Garden, Aboriginal Healing Garden, Sensory Garden, Cancer Survivors Garden, Community Garden, fruit bearing trees and green house.

Phase Three (Community Centre) : will include refurbishment of the barn that sits on the property as a much needed community gathering space and creative arts/culture hub which will help launch future developments on the property.

Currently we are looking for support with Phase One, which is already underway via the construction of the trail systems and FIT Stations, thanks to a very generous donation of $30,000 from the Government of Canada through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative!