Here is the proposal: Force the GRCA to give the citizens of Guelph access to the park without paying a fortune. Not all families can afford the $140 a year. Let alone the $21 cost of a short visit. It is unconscionable that the City of Guelph and the GRCA have not developed a co-use agreement that would open up the park to all users - regardless of their ability to pay.
It now appears that The GRCA are doing their best to eliminate access to the park except for those in cars and those with disposable income. The current situation is an immoral abuse of process. The Ontario Conservation lands were set up to protect our waters (flooding / drinking) and lands for all citizens. Right now I suspect that they view the citizens of Guelph as an inconvenient cash-cow. Sincerely Rob McAleer
As a side note. To illustrate how removed and isolated the Guelph Lake conservation area has become. One only has to look at the Map contained in the Guelph Have-your-say consultation process. One can see immediately that the Guelph Lake property is not even defined. It is just grey on grey. No borders. Nothing.
It is not even outlined in green. Golf courses are defined in green. How is it that Guelph's greatest park & open space is not even mentioned on the map. Sadly I suspect that someone in authority determined that the park is out of bounds to the consultation process. This is the core of the problem. Guelph Lake belongs to all of the citizens of Ontario not just those who can afford the entry fee. And more importantly Guelph lake belongs to the citizens of Guelph.
Consultation has concluded