The St. Lawrence River is one of our community’s greatest assets and the Morrisburg Waterfront Committee is excited to share an update on the initiatives that are underway this summer to enhance it.
The Morrisburg & District Lions Club has graciously spearheaded and funded the installation of finger docks along the Morrisburg waterfront. The new docks provide over 60 additional feet of space for small watercraft to dock and come ashore to enjoy our community. The docks were supplied by Quinte Boatdocks and concrete landing pad to which they are attached was installed by Cruickshank Construction Ltd.
In support of the initiative, the Morrisburg Waterfront Committee has recently commissioned a “lock door” sign. It is designed to commemorate the canal system that ran along the waterfront in Morrisburg prior to the construction of the Seaway.
Enhancements are also being made in the park itself; the Lions Club Pavilion is now equipped with six new durable, steel top picnic tables, two of which are handicap accessible. These additions match the benches and picnic tables that surround theDocksyde Snack Bar and have received positive feedback. The coordination will help facilitate a consistent look throughout the waterfront park.
Leading residents and visitors to the park are new sidewalks and, soon to be, decorative lighting. The sidewalks running on the east side of Ottawa Street at the waterfront will be lit with a series of energy efficient lights that match those running along the waterfront walking path. These additions are important steps towards making the park safer and more visually appealing.
In late 2013, the Committee presented South Dundas Council with a preliminary design for the Morrisburg Waterfront. Randy Veinotte, spokesperson for the Committee notes that “these initiatives make the park more welcoming to the public and contribute to the overall vision the community has identified for the space”.
“The river is a defining characteristic of our community” said Mayor Steven Byvelds, “and continuing with these successful partnerships will help us ensure it remains a place for residents and visitors enjoy”.
Full plans for the Morrisburg Waterfront are available online atwww.southdundas.com.