Green Space for Our Families
As a resident of Newmarket, I am proud of our quality of living, and the abundance of green space is a huge part of that. People of all ages use our parks and trails to enjoy a breath of fresh air and experience a sense of well-being for surrounded by grass, trees and open space. In fact, many residents settled in Newmarket to raise their families in such an environment. In order for us to protect our standard of living in Newmarket, we must protect the remaining green space in our neighbourhoods and ensure that it is ready for our families to use.
I worked hard to protect the green space, now named Philmore Hamilton Park, for the families of Ward 3. Without our collective determination, this space would have been sold by the town for additional housing. Philmore Hamilton Park is now enjoyed by many families. Our system of bike and pedestrian trails is also frequently used by both the young and elderly for recreation and exercise.
Let’s work together to improve areas such as Charles Van Zant Park, and many others. Let’s find ways to promote better and more use of our green space. We can work together with our Council to direct taxes to maintain our park projects and possibly invest in new ones.
Coming soon there will be an opportunity to participate during our 36th Annual Holland River Clean-up on May 3rd. This is a practical way to both help and meet your neighbours with the same concerns as you. It’s also about taking pride in your neighbourhood by putting in effort to keep it clean. I`ll be there at the Holland River Clean-up, and I hope to see you there.