Bluewater Park Redevelopment
Bluewater Park is located in Wiarton, Ontario and consists of 10 Hectares of waterfront land adjacent Colpoy's Bay. The Park includes a seasonal and transient campground, picnic areas, an outdoor swimming pool, Wiarton's Historic Train Station/ Information Centre, beach, playground area, ball diamond, and trails. Bluewater Park is also used for the Rotary Fair, the Agricultural Society Fall Fair, and the Farmers Market. A short history of the park is presented here.
The Town of South Bruce Peninsula received Infrastructure Stimulus Funding in 2009. In October 2009 the Bluewater Park Steering committee was formed and the consultant Stempski Kelly and Associates were hired to conduct public consulation and project design.
The purpose of the project was to provide a safe green environment to promote and encourage physical activity, family outings, and accessible pathways improving community pride and local quality of life. The project was completed in accordance with the following objectives:
- Boost community pride;
- Provide for a stronger and more viable tourism industry;
- To develop a vibrant, mixed use waterfront destination for residents and visitors alike;
- To allow for new economic development opportunities and a diversity of new users;
- To improve accessibility and multi-use;
- To bring future sustainability to the downtown commercial sector;
- To improve connectivity to the waterfront while enhancing downtown vitality;
- To promote healthy activity by providing ample and continuous space for a variety of recreational activities;
- To preserve existing heritage buildings on the waterfront; and
- To provide satisfactory consideration of all design alternatives.
The intention of the redevelopment project was the creation and renovation of various facilities to enhance visits and tourism, including a new visitor facility, the creation of an outdoor plaza for relaxation, as well as other park and picnicking facilities.
July 11, 2011
Do you like gardening?
We need volunteers to clear weeds and garbage from flower beds in Bluewater Park. Contact the Public Works Department at 519-534-1400 to adopt a flower bed in Bluewater Park.
July 4, 2011
Swings ready to go at the north end of the park
Many Thanks to local support for the park provided by Bruce Peninsula Stone Ltd., Limberlost Stone Inc., Buckskin Quarries, and Bridge Excavating.
June 27, 2011
Bluewater Park now has a splashpad.
Special Thanks to Rotary, and Hydro One.
May 20, 2011
New Public Toilets and Fish Cleaning Station in the Park
May 20, 2011
Fitness Equipment has now been installed with additional sponsorship from Nuclear Waste Management Organization
January 1, 2011
Bluewater Park Campground is different this year! Take a look at the new layout of the campsites.
August 30, 2010
Tender Packages for Information Centre/Coal Shed Renovation available from Town Hall. Tender closes September 10, 2010.
August 23, 2010
Construction has begun. Stay Safe, Please stay out of Construction Areas.
August 13, 2010
Tender Packages for Comfort Station available from Town Hall for $40. Tender closes August 27, 2010.
July 23, 2010
The contract for Landscaping and Site Servicing has been awarded to Bridge Excavating. They are expected to start construction in early August.
June 14, 2010
Tender Packages for Landscaping and Site Servicing available from Town Hall for $60 also available for contractor viewing. Tender closes June 25, 2010.
April 6th, 2010
Preferred Concept presented to Committee of the Whole.
March 30, 2010
Preferred Concept presented at a Public Open House at the Wiarton Arena and Community Centre.
February 12, 2010
Documents from the Public Open House.
Detailed Plan Enlargments
Please note that the comment form allows for feedback on components of each option. Comment forms will be accepted until February 19th, 2010 and can be dropped of at the EDO office at Town Hall (315 George St. Wiarton) or faxed to 519-534-4976.
December 17, 2009
Bluewater Park Community Open House 7PM-9PM at the Wiarton Arena and Community Centre
Stempski Kelly Associates interviews local stakeholders
July 20, 2009
Bluewater Park Development Presentation