Scenic High Falls Partnership Project is Announced

Aug 8, 2017 @ 11:36

The Municipality of Wawa is very excited to announce a partnership project between Brookfield Renewable, Rotary Club of Wawa and Municipality of Wawa for the revitalization of Scenic High Falls Park.

Scenic High Falls Park has long been a jewel of Wawa’s local destinations. It has been enjoyed throughout the years by locals and tourists alike as a great picnic spot, for the view of Magpie High Falls, and as an access point along the local section of the Voyageur Trail. As a key location promoted by the Wawa Tourist Information Center as well as a great place for recreation activities, it is very important to many stakeholders that the Park look its best every day. To that effect, the project partners are investing in the future of the Park by providing for critical upgrades to the washrooms, pavilion, and pathways as well as investing in new improvements such as viewing platforms and ramps to increase the accessibility of the location.

The Municipality would like to thank Brookfield Renewable as well as the Rotary Club of Wawa for their partnership in this project. This would not be possible without the generous support of Brookfield Renewable, with a donation of $50,000 over the next three years as the project completes its objectives. The Rotary Club of Wawa has also contributed not only financially, but with volunteer time as well as a vision for the future of the park.

Jim Deluzio, Vice-President of Operations at Brookfield Renewable commented, “As operators of hydroelectric-generating stations on the Magpie and Michipicoten rivers, Brookfield Renewable and its employees appreciate their beauty every day. Investing in the upgrade of the High Falls Scenic Park is a way for us to share this great resource with everyone in an exceptional setting. We are very proud to support the Municipality of Wawa and the Rotary Club in this important project.”

A project brief will be presented at Municipal Council on August 8th, 2017 and will be available for review shortly after it is accepted.