Beasley Park
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

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

  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.