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Trowbridge’s Mathers Park sees areas designated for memorial

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NORTH PERTH – After residents approached the municipality about the creation of a memorial area at Robert Mathers Park in Trowbridge, Jeff Newell, manager of facilities, brought forward a recommendation to council at its Oct. 18 meeting.

“We’re very fortunate in North Perth to have a number of memorial areas and a community that supports that opportunity to give back to the community,” he said.

Staff recently created a naturalization area in Monkton at the Elma-Logan Recreation Complex. This area provides residents with a method to make a memorial contribution.

“We’d like to continue this in Trowbridge,” said Newell. “We feel it’s an efficient way to create an opportunity for families and it’s also nice from an environmental standpoint to create a naturalization area.”

Newell said they will create a series of naturalized trails through the area and add native wildflowers throughout the park.

“I just want to say I think this is a great idea and a great step towards the naturalization of our community and I’m fully in support,” said Coun. Matt Duncan.

Mayor Todd Kasenberg asked about the status of a structure build in Robert Mathers Park that is currently underway.

“There was at one point a structure in Robert Mathers Park like a pavilion that needs to be replaced,” said Newell. “It’s down now. We are going to be building a gazebo in that location. We were waiting for the price of lumber to drop a little to make it more cost-effective but the plan is to build that during this fall.”

Council voted in favour of designating the area north and east of the ballpark at Robert Mathers Park as a memorial naturalized park area.

Colin Burrowes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Listowel Banner

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