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HRM Residents to View Park Devastation
(Wednesday, October 15/2003)-- Point Pleasant Park will be opened to the public for this weekend only, to allow residents of HRM to view first hand the devastation left by Hurricane Juan.
Councillor Sue Uteck said she has been advised by HRM's Real Property and Asset Management Services that Point Pleasant will be open this Saturday and Sunday (October 18 and19), from 08:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. The Park will be closed Sunday evening, to allow further clearing and removal of fallen trees, branches, etc.
Public access to Point Pleasant Park will be from the lower parking lot (opposite the Halterm Terminal) and will be limited to a portion of the Shore Road.
HRM will be supplementing the regular Park Patrol with additional personnel, to ensure visitors do not leave the trails.
Councillor Uteck said "Residents really have to see the damage done to Point Pleasant Park to fully understand and appreciate the power and force of Hurricane Juan. Point Pleasant Park is the jewel in the crown of HRM's park network, and members of Regional Council and I have been overwhelmed by the public outpouring of support and donations for restoration of Point Pleasant."
(Note: HRM also urges residents to visit other municipal parks in the region e.g. Dartmouth Common, Shubie Park etc to witness the damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Juan.)
Councillor Sue Uteck