Rotary Frenchmans Bay West Park has undergone its final phase of enhancements and restorations, which include a comfort station, reconstruction of the west spit, and a permanent public art installation.

The reconstruction of the west spit included restoration of the sand dunes, replacing stones to restore the natural shoreline, an addition of accessible beach ramps, an accessible canoe/kayak launch, as well as a shade structure and seating.

The Indigenous permanent public artwork, entitled Nbi Ayaa Mshkiki which translates to Water is Medicine is by the art collective Dbaajmowin (story/narrative, Ojibwe Eastern and Odawa dialect) and supported by SpruceLab Inc. The piece is a beautiful and vibrant stainless-steel structure that visually showcases the history of Pickerings lands and First Peoples.

Rotary Frenchmans Bay West Park – 939 Beachpoint Promenade, Pickering, ON

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