City of Burlington buys Lions Club Park in order to protect its future as 1.8 acres of green space


Published January 28, 2022 at 11:11 am

The City of Burlington has completed a $6M agreement with the Burlington Lions Club to purchase part of their downtown property located on Pearl Street which is known as Lions Club Park.

The acquisition of this property means that acres of green space will remain in public hands in perpetuity. Preserving and expanding parks is a key strategic land priority for the City of Burlington in developing and implementing our parks master plan.

“Residents continuously advocate for preserving and increasing green space. This agreement with the Lions Club shows we are committed to maintaining a sustainable and livable Burlington,” said Ward 2 councillor Lisa Kearns.

“As the area councillor, I share this remarkable achievement with everyone involved to protect and grow green spaces, especially in our downtown. The City’s acquisition of this property will now preserve Lions Club Park for residents to enjoy indefinitely. I would like to thank the Burlington Lions Club for their continued partnership, their work in our community and support of the City’s goals through this sale.”

The sale to the City of Burlington does not include the property that houses the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) and the Lions Hall. The name of the park will remain Lions Club Park.

“This agreement enables the Lions Club to provide expanded service to the community for many years to come. It also ensures the area will remain as a park for future generations to enjoy,” said Bob Hilton, chair of the Lions negotiating committee.

The Burlington Lions Club was chartered in 1925, and has served Burlington and area ever since. Lions provide community services, such as the Farmers’ Market, and make donations to youth sports clubs, student awards, hospitals, other health providers, community services like food banks, and much more.

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