Year: 2016

Tobogganing Hill at Lowville Park

104 Steps at Lowville Park

It’s been raining all day today. Is the yucky weather bringing you down? Well, you are not alone. I am glad I took advantage of yesterday though and take a drive to Lowville Park. The last time I was there, it was snow covered. The snow is gone now and all the flora and fauna is slowly coming out of slumber. I consider myself lucky to live in a city that allows me to be central to the happening places but also let me escape the hustle bustle. Driving in Burlington can be a torment sometimes. Well, maybe a little exaggeration on my part. Nothing compared to my fellow classmate that has to endure daily train ride. I should count my blessings. What can I say about Lowville Park? A lot, but right now, I am more interested in sharing the 104 steps with you. It’s an old concrete staircase with a failing metal railing still clinging to it. The story has it that the steps were once a wooden staircase that provided a shortcut …

Log by Simon Frank

Public art, Burlington’s Easter Egg

I am intrigued by the appearances of some sculpture and public artwork around Burlington. Some, I am familiar with while others seemed to pop out of nowhere. I’ve come across one at the Orchard Community Park. What is it I wonder? So, I made a mission to explore these spaces – to get to know the artwork, enjoy and appreciate it’s unique beauty. So if you are looking for a scavenger hunt activity, why not search for Burlington’s Public Art? It may be a fun activity for you and your family! If you do, make sure to start early! Here’s a list of a toolkit that I created for your exploration activity. Checklist Public Art List Google Map Part 1, West Burlington Part 2, North to South Burlington My recommendation is to start with a location that is closest to you. If you live North of Queen Elizabeth highway in Burlington, why not start with Norton Community Park and Haber Recreation Centre. For those that live west of Burlington, start with the King Road Underpass. …