|Still lots of land vulnerable to development within the Cootes to Escarpment region, this privately owned Dundas property for example.|
Land in Aldershot donated for urban park
Donated land from a Burlington man is the latest addition to the ambitious plan for a “Cootes to escarpment” urban park.
Jon Holland announced Tuesday he is donating about 15 hectares of green space to the City of Burlington to use as a park, in memory of his wife, Eileen.
The north Aldershot property is west of York Road and south of Snake Road.
Holland said in a statement he wants to see the property “protected in perpetuity” as part of the greater park system envisioned by agencies in Hamilton and Halton.
The proposed Cootes to Escarpment Park System Project would connect more than 2,000 hectares of natural lands between the harbour and the escarpment.
The proposed “Dundas Eco-Park,” which recently received several hundred dollars from federal and provincial sources, is also part of the proposed system.
For information about the initiative, check out cootestoescarpmentpark.ca.
The Hamilton Spectator