Kivi Park is cherished by so many people in the community and it needs this money to continue,” he said. Published on: October 14, 2020 | Last Updated: October 15, 2020 3:42 PM EDT. Published on: October 10, 2019 | Last Updated: October 10, 2019 3:47 PM EDT. “It reflects long-term thinking and a long-term view. The lake is considered a hidden gem in Kivi Park. Deb McIntosh was thrilled Tuesday when her motion to offer about $14,000 in tax relief to Kivi Park got the nod of approval from her peers. McIntosh has championed the park since its inception in 2016. “It’s not just for the residents. While the park earns about $100,000 annually through membership fees, it has established an affordability fund to ensure those who do not have the means to pay for their Kivi pass can access the park. Kayaking is a great way to see Crowley Lake. “It’s a moderately sized lake. “We all have visions for our city, and what we’d like to see to improve our quality of life and to attract people and businesses to settle here, and thus to increase our assessment base.”. Parking 6 It is an 11-minute drive from Long Lake Road to the access point. Through the fund, Kivi Park also offers free passes to subsidized members of the YMCA, Children’s Aid Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Autism Ontario, Better Beginnings Better Futures, the cadets, para-athletes and school boards. Crowley Lake is open to visitors Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as Thanksgiving Monday until 4 p.m. To access the lake, turn onto McFarlane Lake Road from Long Lake Road and then take a right onto Raft Lake Road. The motion directs staff to present a business case for city council’s consideration during 2021 budget deliberations for an annual grant for the park. But this is your last chance to experience the stillness of the lake until next spring – it closes Thanksgiving weekend. “I definitely support this, looking to the long-term future of Sudbury.”. She is an ardent fan of the 480-acre, four-season playground. Over the summer, Cuza says several groups made use of the amenities at Crowley Lake, including a group of kids who visited weekly with officers from the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Fielding Ridge. Published on: October 10, 2019 | Last Updated: October 10, 2019 3:47 PM EDT Crowley Lake, as seen in October 2016. All told, the board of Kivi Park spends about $90,000 annually on benevolent memberships. For more information, go to kivipark.com. “The 12 acres fronting on Long Lake Road are owned by the City of Greater Sudbury. If you really want to get a backcountry experience, it is possible to portage onto Camp Lake or Linton Lake from Crowley. “As you can imagine, it is quite expensive to maintain a facility of this size and scope — approximately $250,000 a year — and Kivi Park is attempting to break even on the costs of operating the 480-acre multi-use park.”. In 2020, Kivi Park paid $14,302.65 in property taxes. Parking 2. It’s also for our future – for the people we want to come to this community.”. Much like the shop with a cop initiative, this was aimed at introducing young people to police officers in a natural and inviting setting, and encouraging community building. “In the end, they all wanted to come back, and they were all asking about boats so they could come back by themselves with their families.”, Crowley Lake also hosted learn-to-paddle days, which Cuza says, “went pretty well and seem like something we’ll look at in the future, as well.”. Aside from the Long Lake hill, McIntosh said Tuesday the park is a comfortable bike ride from the Four Corners area, which will eventually be connected to New Sudbury via the Paris-Notre Dame Bikeway. Kivi Park Instagram. A member of Sun Media Community Newspapers part of Postmedia Network. Choose among a variety of subscription packages and stay up to date with convenient home delivery and our on the go digital e-edition. © 2020 Sudbury Star. Parking 5. Crowley Lake has hosted a few fundraising events too, but Cuza says its real value is in exposing residents and visitors to the serenity of paddling and the beautiful landscapes of the northern woods. Kayaking is a great way to see Crowley Lake. You and your family can beat the heat on Canada Day from 9AM until 9PM. McIntosh was seeking Tuesday a tax exemption of $13,862 per year for the park. Parking 4. The remaining 468 acres is private land, operated by the not-for-profit organization, Kivi Park Community Foundation,” McIntosh explained. “It gives people who don’t have equipment, or don’t have a place to use their equipment, to come out and experience the outdoors of Northern Ontario,” she notes.