Centennial Park Boat Launch Parking Lot Reconstruction

Press Release

Reconstruction of the Centennial Park boat launch parking lot is underway. The project is geared towards organizing and improving public parking, enhancing the parkland configuration, improving pedestrian safety, and providing additional resting and picnic areas close to the boat launch and waterfront.

During the project, the Centennial Park boat launch parking lot and boat launch will be fenced and closed off to public entrance until completion. The waterfront boardwalk at the lake’s edge will remain open and usable for pedestrians and cyclists. The trail will need to be closed during the period of construction; however, detours will be in place.

The Collins Drive boat launch on Collins Dr. is available for boat launching and the dock is expected to be installed in the next few weeks. The Collins Drive boat launch is in shallow water and is to be used at your own risk. The City’s boat trailer parking program will start May 15 and is in effect seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Oct. 15. Orillia residents, and those who pay taxes directly to the City, can park their boat trailer for free by displaying a 2024 resident boat trailer parking permit, available online.

The reconstruction of the Centennial Park boat launch parking lot is anticipated to be complete by Canada Day and is dependent on project milestones and weather conditions. The project was approved by Council in 2022 with a budget of $1.5 million.

Updates on the project’s status will be provided on the City’s website and social media channels. For more information about the project, and to sign up for updates, please visit online.

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