Ontario Investing in Infrastructure Improvements at Bon Echo Park

Upgrades to Bon Echo Park will improve visitor experience and boost local tourism

NEWS                                                                                                      May 23, 2023

Lanark Frontenac KingstonThe Ontario government is investing $1,596,000 to build, maintain and revitalize critical infrastructure at Bon Echo Provincial Park which will improve the visitor experience at the park and boost local tourism.

“This investment at Bon Echo Provincial Park will support infrastructure projects such as the renewal of the park reservoir tank, the replacement of electrical power lines, the renovation of the Hardwood Hills comfort station, and the replacement of the roof on the maintenance building. Keeping this historical park in good repair is crucial to maintaining a positive visitor experience,” said Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP John Jordan.

“In 2022, Ontario Parks recorded more than 12.1 million visits and overnight camping grew by nine per cent over 2021, which goes to show the increasing demand for our beautiful provincial parks,” said David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “Upgrading infrastructure is one of the ways we’re working to improve the visitor experience, so that they have a memorable and positive time while at our parks, returning with their friends and families for years to come.”

Ongoing investment in Ontario Parks infrastructure is another way the government is expanding recreational opportunities for Ontario families, boosting local tourism and strengthening the protection and health of local wildlife and the environment. This project is part of Ontario’s $41.7 million investment over two years to upgrade and maintain Ontario Parks infrastructure to continue to ensure a modern and enjoyable parks experience.

Quick Facts

  • Bon Echo Park received its name because of the acoustical properties of the Rock which bounced sound across Mazinaw Lake.
  • Our world-class system of provincial parks is one of Ontario’s greatest strengths, providing health and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike for more than 125 years.
  • Every dollar spent at Ontario Parks, from annual passes to purchases from the online store, is re-invested into Ontario Parks, helping to create a better park experience for visitors, improve services, programs and amenities and protect  340 provincial parks and 295 conservation reserves across the province.

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