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Commemorable Park in North Woodstock

A naturalized area with play equipment and trails. That's the proposed plan for a new park in the city being named after David Lowes. "It's in the Sally Creek subdivision sort of in the centre of it, but as you go North of Woodstock on Highway 59 it's on the West side on what's Lakeview Dr. Then from there it's just north. It's actually across the street from a recreation complex that's been built for the adult-only lifestyle community in Sally Creek," said Recreation Advisory Committee co-chair Mark Schadenburg. "At the end of the day, the Recreation Advisory Committee doesn't have a lot of say of what the park should look like, so we thought it was important to come forward with a name to attach to it," said Schadenburg. Woodstock Council agreed the park will be named David Lowes Memorial Park. "[David] was one of the original developers as far as the Sally Creek subdivision went in particular. He's contributed a lot to the City of Woodstock whether it be Rotary, or the Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society," said Schadenburg. His wife, Sherry Lowes, thinks a park is a great representation of David. "He certainly enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to ski, he loved to play golf. Having something like this certainly adds to what he stood for and that was to allow everyone the same ability to enjoy mother nature as it was," said Sherry Lowes. The project will be out for tender this spring to be completed by fall. Phase 1 will cost around $125,000. A design of the proposed parkland in the photo.

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