The land was purchased by the City in 1998 however it was not until 2009 during my first term as Mayor that the City undertook to invest $100 000 in the development of a municipal park on the site. We were also successful in working with ACOA to invest an additional $160 000 into the project later that same year.
The Corner Brook Stream Development Corporation was engaged to carry out the design and ground work at the 6.7 acre site, and a significant amount of work was carried out, however by 2012, work had stalled as funding had run out.
Given the importance of this project to the City, we have continued to seek out funding for this project and earlier this year we were very pleased to join our MP Gudie Hutchings in announcing that the Federal Government, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, has agreed to invest close to $94,000 for improvements to Bartlett’s Point Park. The City of Corner Brook is also investing another almost $100, 000 this year to support completion of Bartlett’s Point Park.
The project includes upgrades to the entrance, parking area and site lighting, installation of playground equipment, improvement to beach access, installation of a rock wall and pavers, and improvements to signage. This project will help complete the construction necessary to open the park to the public in this fall.