Parts of Mississauga Parks Still Closed Well into Summer
It's no secret that this summer has been brutal—endless days of rain accompanied by grey skies and flood warnings. There have hardly been any 30+ degree scorchers and no Canadian summer is complete without at least two-dozen days rife with humidity warnings and pleas not to leave loved ones in hot cars (please don't leave your vulnerable loved ones in hot cars).
We've been hearing about extended Toronto Island closures and it appears that a number of popular Mississauga parks are still suffering due to high water levels. In fact, the damage to some waterfront areas is going to cost millions to repair.
Recently, the City of Mississauga took to Twitter to remind residents that parts of several parks are still closed.
Since we're already about half-way through the summer, the news is indeed disappointing (but not at all unexpected, considering Mother Nature has been cruel to us this year).
As of now, there's no public access to the lower promenade section of St. Lawrence Park, but the main waterfront trail is open to the public.
As for Marina Park, there's currently no public access to the gravel parking lot and public access is also limited to part of the asphalt public parking lot (meaning limited parking spots are available). The charter docks and public boat launch are closed with no public access
Residents who visit JJ Plaus Park might notice that there's no public access to the promenade adjacent to Snug Harbour. The walkway connection below Lakeshore Road between JJ Plaus and Memorial Park is also closed due to high water levels. Residents should also note that the parking lot at JJ Plaus Park is closed to the public due to high water levels in the park.
Fortunately, all other areas of the park are open to the public.
Due to sinkholes, The Fisherman's boardwalk at JC Saddington has been closed to the public.
The city is reminding people to please exercise extreme caution along the Lake Ontario shoreline and all bodies of water.
Children and pets should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.