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City looking for funding to build Battle of Beechwood Park

The city has applied for a grant with the Greenbelt Foundation in hopes of building a park on the corner of Davis and Old Thorold Stone Rd

Plans to build a Battle of Beechwood Park on the corner of Davis and Old Thorold Stone Roads are steadily moving along.

After drawing up a concept plan and budget for the project, City Hall is currently applying for a grant with the Greenbelt Foundation in hopes of covering the approximate $150,000 price tag associated with the park.

The site of the park has national historical significance and has been identified as the battlegrounds where American soldiers surrendered more than 200 years ago during the War of 1812.

Currently, the corner of the lot is marked with flag poles and a commemorative plaque. If the project comes to fruition the whole park will have plaques and story boards to give visitors more context to the battle that took place on the site.

The application for the grant is due by the end of October and if successful, work on the park will commence in the Spring of 2023 and take approximately six to eight weeks to finish.

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