Weather is shutting down parts of several parks - LaSalle and Paletta impacted

News 100 greenBy Staff

May 17th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

If this keeps up the only place you will be able to go to is a bus shelter.

Weather - LaSalle Park Marina

LaSalle Park Marina

The city has closed sections of trail at Paletta Park and LaSalle Park will be closed for an extended period as a result of the wet weather southern Ontario has been receiving this spring.

With Lake Ontario water levels expected to rise over the next few days, one of the two public floating docks at LaSalle Marina will also be closed. One floating dock will remain open to the public this weekend.

Between April 1 and May 13, 226 mm of rain has fallen in Burlington. The average monthly rainfall for April and May combined is 150.3 mm.
Paletta Park

• Sections of trail at the south end of the park, near Lake Ontario, leading to the woodlot are closed due to erosion along the watercourse and at the waterfront.
LaSalle Park

Weather - Trail West trail

Stone Dust Trail, west of the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club

• A section of Stone Dust Trail, west of the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club is closed due to flooding.

• One of the two public floating docks at LaSalle Marina is closed due to flooding.

One floating dock will remain open to the public this weekend.

Murray Cameron, Manager of Park Operations explains: “Even though there is some sun in the forecast this weekend, the water level of Lake Ontario is anticipated to rise further. City staff will continue to monitor the closures daily along the waterfront to ensure trails are safe to access.”

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2 comments to Weather is shutting down parts of several parks – LaSalle and Paletta impacted

  • Marshall

    Alfred has a fixation on height.He simply wants houses in Burlington to have higher height limits regardless of their location.

  • Alfred

    I think it’s time the City permits homeowners to build their houses a little taller. Pulling their basements out of the ground by an additional 2 or 3 feet. The Global warming idea that lakes would dry up and water levels would decline. Appears to have overridden common sense. Clearly the lakes are full and lots of basements leaking. All this could be avoided. The Official Plan now calls on the Municipalities to mitigate the effects of climate change for new development and construction. This issue has been brought to the attention of Mayors office on numerous occasions. All this concern for basements flooding because of rising water levels. Both ground and surface appear to date to be just lip service. Granny has to live in flooded basements because nimby’s don’t like taller houses. It’s how Burlington rides.

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