Parade Square Beautification Project

28 June, 2021

Phase One of the Beautification Project underway

The Trail Art Project starting to take shape

Phase 1 of the beautification and streetscap­ing project at Parade Square in the Village of Chester is well underway with the installation of the new pathways now complete.

By the end of June, the bandstand roof will be replaced and a fresh coat of paint will be applied. Municipal Public Works staff will begin installing the new benches, picnic tables (one is wheelchair accessible), and a new waste receptacle in late June. Phase 1 should be complete by mid July.

Community Economic Development Officer, Heather Hennigar, held the first Public consulta­tion meeting on April 19. The meeting was co-fa­cilitated by Councillor Danielle Barkhouse and Syd Dumaresq. It was a very well attended event with about 30 people, and provided an opportunity to present the project and get feedback from the lo­cal community.

Public consultation meetings are on hold right now due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will start up again as soon as public gatherings are allowed.

If you would like more information about the project or share your comments, ideas and sug­gestions, please visit our public engagement website at Phases 2, 3 and 4 have not been ap­proved by Council and are pending feedback from residents from all districts, consultation with NS Transportation & Active Transit (formerly Trans­portation & Infrastructure Renewal), and land­scape architects. Please contact Heather at hhen­ for information.