A Celebration of Our Past ~ A Community Building for the Future
A small portion of waterfront land was named the Joel Stone Park years ago after the founder of Gananoque, a War of 1812 hero. A number of community groups wish to partner with the municipality to develop this land into an 1812 heritage park in time to celebrate the bicentennial in 2012. A number of park enhancements will proudly portray our heritage at its best.
Enhancements to the waterfront parkland include installation of:
- an 80 foot flag pole and large Canada flag
- a bronze diorama showcasing the actual town buildings of 1812
- period cannons and a renovated small lighthouse structure
- an 1812 History Wall
- an outdoor amphitheatre
- considerable landscaping including park benches, trees and pathways
The park will also include a children's splash pad area which will serve as an added attraction to encourage children and families to visit the park and experience all the historical aspects. Suggestions on how to add a heritage aspect to the base of the water pad include historical drawings and mapping and will be considered if funding allows..
Download the Waterfront Parkland Master Plan [PDF: 1.5MB. 1page]