New South End parks

Our newest park – Shalom Park – in the south end of Barrie.  As part of our commitment to providing more services for neighbourhoods in the south end, we are building four more parks this year.  I took Cassie here last weekend and she loved it, great new playground and lots of room to run.

About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.


3 Responses to “New South End parks”
  1. Witek Wojcik says:

    Thanks for the park Jeff and Jennifer. The speed bumps are appreciated too.

    Country Club South resident

  2. Jen says:

    How about some trees in that park???

  3. Justin says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing some outdoor ice rinks for hockey or skating even in existing parks. I like the fact of 4 more parks though.

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