Wyman Jacques Arboretum Master Plan Update

Parks & Recreation
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This project is currently on hold as it does not have capital funding.

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 updating the Wyman Jacques Arboretum Master Plan. Thank you to all who shared input.The selected design will be used to update the Master Plan which will be a long-term planning guide to protect and enhance its natural heritage features.

The purpose of the Master Plan includes:

  • Develop a mission and vision for the Arboretum
  • Review and update the plant collection inventory
  • Propose expansion areas for the arboretum collection in the context of the Arboretum Master Plan
  • Review Accessibility and constraints
  • Create current and future plant collection areas, with botanical themes and interpretive opportunities
  • Propose seasonal visitor experiences
  • Propose educational program opportunities
  • Create educational and interpretive signage (design)
  • Identify potential revenue generation opportunities
  • Update the existing Conceptual Design, prepare Cost Estimates, and Sequencing Requirements for implementing any recommended improvements to the Arboretum Master Plan

Conceptual Ideas for the Master Plan Development

Background information presented at the February 6, 2019 Public Information Centre included:

  • Context of the Master Plan Update
  • Draft Mission and Vision for the future Arboretum
  • Three (3) draft Concepts for future direction
    1. Land and Art
    2. Farm and Kitchen
    3. Forest and Garden

Please see the attachments/links provided in the files section to review. 

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