Mar 09, 2022

Kinsmen Park trails and pedestrian walkway temporary closures

The Town of Ladysmith is notifying the public of necessary infrastructure work requiring the temporary closure of some Kinsmen Park trails as well as the pedestrian access from Davidson Road.

A private contractor is installing utilities, including a water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer for a new subdivision that extends from Malone Road on private property behind the park.

The removal of approximately six trees in Kinsmen Park is being completed this week in advance of the closure. The timeline for tree removal satisfies both the Provincial and Federal requirements for the protection of bird species and their nests.

The Town plans to retain the timbers for future parks projects benefiting the community. The developer will supply two trees for every one that is removed and the Town will select the species and appropriate locations for planting.

Following the tree removal, the contractor will require the temporary closure of the path from Davidson Road as well as the trails leading into the forested area at the park.  See the corresponding map above for more details.

This closure is anticipated to start the week of March 14 and continue through to early April.

The area will be cordoned off and the public is asked to respect the closure for your own safety.  

The Town does not expect this infrastructure work will impact other park amenities, including the recreational bike trails and Storybook Walk.

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For Information:
Mike Gregory
Communications and Engagement Specialist | 250.210.1740

2022.03.09 Kinsmen Park Temp Closure