Beasley Park

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Beasley Park
Beasley Park is located in Southern Ontario
Beasley Park
TypeUrban park
LocationHamilton, Ontario
Coordinates43°15′29″N 79°51′44″W / 43.25806°N 79.86222°W / 43.25806; -79.86222
Created1976 (1976)
OpenAll year

Beasley Park is a park in the Lower City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and named after Richard Beasley, (1761–1842), a soldier, political figure, farmer and businessman in Upper Canada. Richard Beasley was one of Hamilton's first settlers who came to Canada from New York in 1777.[1] Beasley Park is bounded by Cannon Street (north), Mary Street (west), Wilson Street (south) and Ferguson Avenue (east).

History[edit]

Beasley Park was originally developed in 1976. Prior to this, Beasley Park was the site of some of Hamilton's early industries, including the Grand Trunk Railway yards.[2] In 1991, the re-development of the park was deemed a priority for revitalization of the Beasley neighbourhood. Improvements included the installation of an accessible creative play structure, a decorative fountain, concrete walkway, a community centre and a skateboarding area. Funding was provided by the Province of Ontario through the programme for Renewal, Improvement, Development, Economic revitalization and Housing Intensification (P.R.I.D.E. H.I.N.T.) and the City of Hamilton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Thomas Melville (1981). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875). W.L. Griffin. ISBN 978-0-9691023-0-4. OCLC 8823733.
  2. ^ Manson, Bill; Manson, Ann; Newbigging, Graeme (2003). Footsteps In Time: Exploring Hamilton's heritage neighbourhoods. Burlington, Ont: North Shore Publishing. ISBN 978-1-896899-22-0. OCLC 54971937.
  3. ^ "In-line Skating and Skateboarding 3 skate park exist the third one is on Barton and Parkdale it is a street no verts, ramps and rails (myhamilton.ca)". Archived from the original on 2006-12-03. Retrieved 2007-04-10.