BURLINGTON, ON – Nelson Aggregates announced today it is planning to expand its Burlington quarry into the adjacent Burlington Springs Golf Course and a smaller parcel of land to the south.
Once operations are complete, Nelson would donate the nearly 1000 acres of rehabilitated land to the public, creating Burlington’s largest park.
“This quarry has played an important role as Burlington’s main source of local gravel for 50 years,” said Quinn Moyer, President of Nelson Aggregates. “We would like to see it provide high-quality, low-cost aggregate for another 30 years and then continue to serve the people of Burlington as the city’s largest park.”
The proposed expansion would encompass 180 acres. The bulk of the proposed expansion is in a different location than a 2004 proposal, and a much smaller extraction footprint of 134 acres is proposed to protect the unique local environment.
The proposed park would be 5.7 times larger than Burlington’s City View Park, and would be donated to the public in stages following approval. The size and scale of the park would allow for abundant recreational opportunities, from biking and swimming to rock climbing and soccer.
“We learned a lot from our 2004 application,” Moyer said. “We heard from residents about what is important to them and we have incorporated that into this plan. We look forward to an ongoing dialogue with the community in the coming months.”
Nelson plans to formally submit its proposal in November. Plans for public consultation will be announced.
To find out more go to www.mtnemoquarrypark.com