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Westville’s Acadia Park in running for Great Places contest


Another Pictou County public space has been nominated for the 2016 Great Places in Canada competition.

Westville’s Acadia Park is in the running for the online-voting contest, which is organized by the Canadian Institute of Planners to celebrate planners’ lasting impression on communities.

Acadia Park, located in downtown Westville, is “a beautiful green space” that includes a portion of the Trans Canada Trail, a playground, historic monuments, a pond and a gazebo. Used by children, cyclists, walking groups and town employees, it “serves as a means of connecting town members to each other, and to nature.

Acadia Park will continue to be the heartbeat in the Town of Westville. It is where we exercise, play and celebrate this great town,” the contest submission reads.

Streets, neighbourhoods and public spaces had until the end of September to enter.

Determined by a jury of planners, one Great Street, Great Neighbourhood and Great Public Space will be awarded the title and will receive a plaque.

Voting closes Oct. 17. Only one vote per day will be registered from an IP address. Winners will be announced on Nov. 8 in conjunction with World Town Planning Day Events.

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