To the Editor,
The preservation of Pioneer Forest (the triangle of forest on Dickinson Road) is a great concern.
This park has always been so well utilized by all ages on foot, bicycle and four legs.
The city recently spent money and time in developing trails and an off-leash dog park in this forest. They have done a fabulous job.
The new off-leash dog area has been most appreciated by dog owners. Seniors particularly enjoy the flatter terrain for walking while enjoying exercise and nature simultaneously.
I don’t feel the public is really aware there is an attempt happening to remove the park’s current designation of ‘Parks and Open Spaces’ to ‘Neighbourhood’.
This change opens the way for rezoning of the land for higher density development. Would you be happy to see this forest cleared for houses, apartments, condos, etc?
If this change does not sit well with you, please become educated and involved on the issue. The website http://savepioneerforest.com is a good place to start.