Feb. 4, 2022 – Building on past public consultation, the City has finalized a draft Germain Park Master Plan, and is now looking to residents for further input on the document.

Development of the plan kicked off last summer with an online survey and public information centres. Based on that input a draft plan has been prepared, providing three concepts for the future of the centrally-located, 60-acre park. The concepts include a mix of revitalization opportunities including a new splash pad; multi-use court; accessible playground; support buildings such as washrooms; walking loop; parking expansions; permanent off-leash dog park; sport field improvements; and space for a potential multi-use indoor recreation facility.

“Germain Park really is a fixture in our community serving a diverse array of needs from recreation programming at the Strangway Centre, to horticultural interests in its gardens, to local athletics on its fields,” said Manager, Parks and Recreation, Krissy Glavin, adding, “as we prepare to finalize a plan that will keep the park vibrant and bustling for years to come, we are looking to our community for their insight to ensure the future of the park reflects their needs.”

The City is offering both in-person and online engagement on the draft master plan and related concepts.

A full copy of the draft and concepts can be found on www.speakupsarnia.ca/GermainPark.

Visitors to the page can complete a short survey allowing them to select a preferred concept and submit further input before noon on Feb. 17, 2023.

Residents wishing to learn more and provide in-person input on the draft can attend an open house hosted at the Strangway Centre on Feb. 8, 2023 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Public feedback will be considered before the final Germain Park Master Plan is presented to City Council. The plan will guide future capital works at the park, with a phased-in approach dependent on funding availability.