Waterfront Plan: Campground

Consultation has concluded

About the Waterfront User Needs Assessment and Detailed Design Plan
Cobourg’s waterfront is a defining part of the town. Previously an industrial port, community and political will has transformed the waterfront into an important community destination focused on recreation, cultural, tourism and the environment. However, this transformation is ongoing. While the industrial past is well hidden, there is still work to be done to address the needs of the community now and in the future.

The Waterfront User Needs Assessment and Detailed Design Plan (Waterfront Plan), which was adopted by Council in 2018, provides the community with a roadmap for creating a beautiful, accessible and sustainable waterfront. The Plan recommends 83 initiatives in 24 projects to enhance Cobourg’s waterfront over a 24-year period. Each project requires Council’s approval, and the proposed upgrades to the Campground is one of the first projects under consideration.

Project #2: Waterfront Plan - Campground
The Victoria Park Campground is a 3.8-acre parcel, bordered by Division Street to the west, Cobourg Beach to the south, Victoria Park to the east, and mixed-use residential and commercial development and Centennial Pool to the north. The park consists of 71 serviced R/V sites and 5 unserviced tent sites. There is an on-site sanitary disposal station.

While there is strong support for the campground to remain in operation in its current location due to both the amenity and revenue it provides, there is also strong opposition by those who feel it is an eyesore. While there is very little support to use the land for a waterfront hotel as was proposed in a tourism asset study in 2015, many support the idea of phasing out the campground and integrating it with the larger waterfront.

The Waterfront User Needs Assessment and Detailed Design Plan recommends leaving the campground in its current location, and making a number of improvements to help reduce its visual and operational impact on the waterfront.

The public engagement objective for the Campground is to:

  • Provide commentary on the eight initiatives identified for the Campground

We're looking for your feedback:
To share your thoughts on the Campground in respect to the eight initiatives please contribute to the following public engagement opportunities below:

1. Join our Forum
2. Share a Story

CLOSED
Thank you to all citizens who participated in our public engagement process for the Waterfront Plan. Please see the News Feed below to follow up on the project conclusion.

About the Waterfront User Needs Assessment and Detailed Design Plan
Cobourg’s waterfront is a defining part of the town. Previously an industrial port, community and political will has transformed the waterfront into an important community destination focused on recreation, cultural, tourism and the environment. However, this transformation is ongoing. While the industrial past is well hidden, there is still work to be done to address the needs of the community now and in the future.

The Waterfront User Needs Assessment and Detailed Design Plan (Waterfront Plan), which was adopted by Council in 2018, provides the community with a roadmap for creating a beautiful, accessible and sustainable waterfront. The Plan recommends 83 initiatives in 24 projects to enhance Cobourg’s waterfront over a 24-year period. Each project requires Council’s approval, and the proposed upgrades to the Campground is one of the first projects under consideration.

Project #2: Waterfront Plan - Campground
The Victoria Park Campground is a 3.8-acre parcel, bordered by Division Street to the west, Cobourg Beach to the south, Victoria Park to the east, and mixed-use residential and commercial development and Centennial Pool to the north. The park consists of 71 serviced R/V sites and 5 unserviced tent sites. There is an on-site sanitary disposal station.

While there is strong support for the campground to remain in operation in its current location due to both the amenity and revenue it provides, there is also strong opposition by those who feel it is an eyesore. While there is very little support to use the land for a waterfront hotel as was proposed in a tourism asset study in 2015, many support the idea of phasing out the campground and integrating it with the larger waterfront.

The Waterfront User Needs Assessment and Detailed Design Plan recommends leaving the campground in its current location, and making a number of improvements to help reduce its visual and operational impact on the waterfront.

The public engagement objective for the Campground is to:

  • Provide commentary on the eight initiatives identified for the Campground

We're looking for your feedback:
To share your thoughts on the Campground in respect to the eight initiatives please contribute to the following public engagement opportunities below:

1. Join our Forum
2. Share a Story

CLOSED
Thank you to all citizens who participated in our public engagement process for the Waterfront Plan. Please see the News Feed below to follow up on the project conclusion.

Consultation has concluded
  • Motion from Committee of the Whole - Passed

    4 months ago
    Resolution passed

    At Cobourg Municipal Council's Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, October 21st the following Motion regarding the Waterfront Plan - Design and Engineering for the Campground passed:


    View the complete Regular Council agenda and minutes.

    At Cobourg Municipal Council's Regular Council Meeting held on Monday, October 21st the following Motion regarding the Waterfront Plan - Design and Engineering for the Campground passed:


    View the complete Regular Council agenda and minutes.

  • Memos Submitted to Council for Consideration

    4 months ago
    Memos received

    At Cobourg Municipal Council's Committee of the Whole Meeting on October 15th the following Memos were submitted for Council's consideration:
    • Memo from the Secretary of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, regarding the Waterfront Plan – Design and Engineering Consultation Report for the Campground. PRAC Motion Re Campground.
    Action Recommended: THAT Council receive the Memo from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for information purposes.

    At Cobourg Municipal Council's Committee of the Whole Meeting on October 15th the following Memos were submitted for Council's consideration:

    • Memo from the Secretary of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, regarding the Waterfront Plan – Design and Engineering Consultation Report for the Campground. PRAC Motion Re Campground.
    Action Recommended: THAT Council receive the Memo from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for information purposes.
    Action Recommended: THAT Council receive the report from the Director of Community Services for information purposes; and FURTHER THAT Council approves the procurement of engineering and other professional services to develop drawings, costs and tender documents for the following:

    1. East Pier Repairs - and/or
    a) Pedestrian Only (Closed to Traffic); OR
    b) Predominantly Light Vehicle Use; OR
    c) Pedestrian with Limited Light & Heavy Vehicle Use (10m);OR
    d) Pedestrian with Limited Light Vehicle Use (10m).

    2. East Pier Enhancements: and/or
    a) Seating/Lookouts: AND/OR
    b) Charter Boat and Deep Water Docking; AND/OR
    c) Pedestrian Walkway; AND/OR
    d) Food Concession/Restaurant; AND/OR
    e) Electrical Upgrades and Pedestrian Lighting; AND/OR
    f) Accessibility Enhancements (From East Pier to Victoria Beach); AND/OR
    g) Other

    3. Campground: and/or
    a) Service Upgrades (Water Sanitary and electrical); AND/OR
    b) Beach/campground interface improvements; and/or
    c) Extend/expand use; and/or
    d) Service building upgrades; and/or
    e) Registration system upgrades; and/or
    f) Increase rates and revise policies; and
    FURTHER THAT the estimated engineering and construction costs be submitted through the 2020 Budget process.

    View the complete Committee of the Whole agenda(External link).