Rotary Park, Some New Improvements, Looking Great So Far

Rotary Park, Some New Improvements, Looking Great So Far

Oct 18, 2011
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Look out for the Rotary Park new look on the Gurnett Street. Back in May 2011 I took some pictures of the park, but I never got to take the side on the Gurnett Street. Oh well. Hopefully there will be more makeover on the otherside, then I can compare.

Rotary Park Entrance from Gurnett Street


So what is new for now. The regular ‘double plank green with yellow print‘ sign has been removed and replaced with engraved stone base sign sitting in the flower bed with a new metal bench beside. The stone work and path to the bridge looks new.

Tree Plaque


Not sure if the plaque before the tree is new or not, but as you can see someone already had a bad day dropping paint bomb on it.

Rotary Park Bridge, Gurnett Street


On the other side of the bridge you can see that either the bench was replaced or repainted, and again a red paint bomb. I cannot believe some can be so inconsidereate.

A Bench, Rotary Park


I think so far the makeover is really looking great. Well done! The front of the park is really looking nice and elegant. The stone engraved signs do add a character to the park.

There will be more according to The Auroran article ‘Rotary will pay to improve park‘:

According to Mr. Downey, the Rotary Club will continue with additional upgrades in the park over the next two years of landscape enhancements.

Enhancements under the plan include new benches, a updated formal new look to the Gurnett Street entrance to the park, as well as what is described as a “formal plaza and seating area” which will be improved with planting beds, stonework, and a new walkway with decorative paved inserts, which may include the logo for Rotary International.

Spansorship opportunities could also be available in the park upgrade process including benches with dedication plaques, a large dedication stone, sponsored tree plantings marked with plates, and vertical stone pieces with sponsorship plates.’

Source: The Auroran, Week of May 17, 2011, pg 8.

My comment from the first post still stands. I hope that more of future work on the park will continue to keep the park’s natural looking component. I just hate to see it to be over crowded with signs.


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Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

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