Parks and Forestry Supervisor
Established in 1974, the Wyman Jacques Arboretum is a botanical collection of trees, shrubs, gardens, floral displays and constructed features.
The City of Barrie is in the process of updating the Wyman Jacques Arboretum Master Plan. We invite you to share your input as a local citizen and user of the Arboretum.The selected design will be used to update the Master Plan which will be a guide in the long-term planning, while protecting and enhancing its natural heritage features.
Background information presented at the February 6, 2019
Public Information Centre included:
Please see the attachments/links provided in the downloads section to review.
While we would like to hear your thoughts on each of the general concepts, we can take the best elements from each to create one preferred Concept to go forward to Council for their approval.
Council approval will give staff a long term plan for implementation of Arboretum improvements. Typically, we would phase these improvements over several years and submit annual budget requests to Council for their approval to go ahead with planned elements each year.
No, many elements can be funded through partnerships, donations and/or sponsorships. The final Master Plan document will include a phasing plan, estimated costs and identify elements that would be best suited for funding through alternative sources.
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