The Cannington Lions Club is looking to work with Brock Township to develop a formal vision for MacLeod Park.
In a presentation Monday (June 5), Lions members Walter Schummer and Bo Enss asked council to begin the process with a series of community consultations.
“The Cannington Lions Club has a rich history of being involved with the development and funding of much of the current MacLeod Park projects and provided that a formal vision can be established that history can continue,” reads a press release issued by the Lions following the meeting.
The request was endorsed by council, along with a number of initiatives planned by the Lions this year.
The first will see the purchase and installation of a pair of 48” monitors in the municipal office to replace the “mess” of posters and flyers currently in the front window. They’ll display video and photo stills promoting events and activities across the township.
Another effort spearheaded by the Lions is the development of a sports equipment bank.
“This would provide free borrowing of sporting equipment for use in MacLeod Park including baseball equipment, basketballs, volleyballs, tennis rackets and other equipment. The Lions Club has so far been unsuccessful in find a partner to help operate and store the rental equipment operation. While the club did not specifically ask the Township to take on this role any assistance or recommendations that could be provided would be appreciated,” reads the press release from the Lions.
Other initiatives planned for the year include the purchase and installation garbage and recycling containers in the downtown core, as well as the installation of a bench along the nature trail in MacLeod Park.
“In co-operation with the Cannington Horticultural Society, a bench would be located…in a strategic location allowing individuals to rest and enjoy the beauty of the trail,” reads the press release.