Guindon Park Campground Proposal

A diagram from a Tuesday, May 25, 2021 council agenda shows the proposed 31 acres (12.5 hectares) that would be developed into a municipal campground. The idea will be studied by a committee. (City of Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

A proposal to build a campground in Cornwall, Ontario’s Guindon Park will be studied by an upcoming committee, according to the Cornwall Newswatch.

Council agreed Tuesday (May 25) night to send it to the waterfront working group.

Councilmember Todd Bennett, who originally proposed the idea, liked everything in the report but the $5 million cost.

A city report estimates the campground would be an additional cost to the city with a draft operating budget posting a yearly deficit of $291,000 – mostly due to servicing the long-term debt to build it. Without the debt included, the campground would make about $22,000 a year.

The draft plan would call for 190 campsites, including serviced RV sites, on 31 acres (12.5 hectares) in the western section of the park, with three or four yurts and upgrades to both park washrooms. A beach is also part of the plan, which is also included in the city’s waterfront plan.

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