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Mississauga’s waterfront parks struggle with surge in visitors

With summer at its peak and more people staycationing than usual, waterfront parks in Mississauga have become a destination for hundreds of families and other visitors.

But this has left staff at these parks dealing with higher than usual amounts of garbage. Visitors get frustrated when they find a lack of parking spots and then there is the challenging issue with physical distancing.

Now the city has decided to ensure that security staff continues to attend parks on a regular basis to deter bonfires.

Additional physical distancing signage and waste and recycling containers will be introduced to the parks as well.

Park staff will be increased on weekends, as the city introduces more staffers to assist the weekend crews.

Also a parking control unit has been designed to patrol the waterfront area along Lakeshore Road for the upcoming long weekend to reduce street parking and congestion.

Up until now, parking enforcement only attended the park when a complaint was received.

The problem that many visitors to Mississauga’s waterfront parks face especially during some busy weekends is finding legal parking. There is such limited parking that they are forced to either wing it and park illegally or park at spots that are up to a 20-minute walk to the park. 

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