Collingwood's west end now boasts a beautiful new park. Black Ash Park was officially dedicated on Wednesday, September 11th by Mayor Sandra Cooper, with members of Collingwood Council, Parks, Recreation and Culture and town staff in attendance. The neighbourhood park features quiet places to relax, a basketball area, climbing area for the children and walking trails.
Mayor Cooper said the park was developed to appeal to all ages. Cooper said young children, teenagers and their parents can all find a way to enjoy time at Black Ash Park.
Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Peter Dunbar, said the town worked with the developer of Georgian Meadows to plan for a neighbourhood park that would work well alongside the subdivision's storm water management system. Dunbar said the storm water management system borders the park to the east and provides the perfect backdrop for the playground, linking the park to greenspace.
Black Ash Park sits alongside the eastern portion of the Georgian Meadows development and is easily visited by foot or bicycle along Collingwood's trail system.