NOT FOR SALE!Kiwanis Park is once again in danger!
Please visit savekiwanispark.ca and sign the online petition.
The City of Kitchener has targeted Kiwanis Park as a priority on a list of parks to be declared "surplus" and sold for development. Jeff Willmer, Interim Director of Planning was quoted in The Record "The development of the sites would create jobs and generate tax revenue." Willmer goes on to say "These pieces of land really are not needed to meet a need, there is no gap in the supply of park land." Pieces of land?
This 'piece of land' is not for sale! This park, this natural haven is for treasuring, for walking, for swimming, for picknicking, for canoeing, for reading, for skiing, for kite flying, for skating, for jogging, for cycling, for birdwatching, for meditating, for playing. for fishing, for me, for you, for everyone but never, ever for sale.
Kiwanis Park is in desperate need of protection now.
Fortunately, Kiwanis Park has a friend in Councillor John Gazzola. Quoted in the same article he states "I am opposed to selling any park land. It makes no sense. You've got to look down the road 100 years from now. Once that park land is gone you are never going to get it back."
Fortunately, Kiwanis Park has a lot of friends, but the Park can't speak for itself. It needs your voice.
A web page has been created as a tool to help raise a clear and strong voice that says "NOT FOR SALE!"