Stittsville and Dunrobin are getting new parks and trails and the city wants to know if you’re OK with the names

The City of Ottawa has chosen a couple of names for new parks in Stittsville and Dunrobin and is asking the public for feedback on its choices.

Here’s what the city says about the proposed Silas Bradley Park in Stittsville on Fernbank Road:

In recognition of Silas Bradley’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 5970 Fernbank Road, Silas Bradley Park.

Silas Bradley, retired dairy farmer, and long-time resident of Stittsville, was deeply involved with his community and served it in many capacities.

Well-known as a strong community leader, Silas took on many leadership roles and is renowned for his work as an elected officer for the Hazeldean Loyal Orange Lodge No. 246., Chairman of the South Carleton School Board, Master of the Hazeldean Masonic Lodge, elected Warden of St. Thomas Anglican Church, Justice of the Peace for Carleton County, and as a charter member of the Stittsville District Lion’s Club.

Silas’ most notable contributions to his community may be his eight years of service as the village’s first Reeve upon its incorporation in 1961 and for his role as the founding father of Bradley’s insurance, which is now a fourth generation business that employs 36 staff.

And the Dunrobin trail is to be named after David and Judy Makin. From the city:

In recognition of the extensive community service of Judy and David Makin, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a trail within Sheila McKee Park, located on Sixth Line Road in Dunrobin, David and Judy Makin Trail.

Judy Makin is a long-time community volunteer with an interest in preserving natural green space for neighbourhood recreation and ecological benefit. Judy and her husband David, to David’s death in 2011, were active in the community from the first days of the March Rural Community Association.

Judy remains a tireless volunteer to many community organizations and events. Judy was one of the founding members of the Friends of the Carp Hills (formerly Friends of Huntley Highlands), which is dedicated to the preservation of the Carp Hills. She also organizes a local weekly walking group in Carp that meets for outdoor exercise and companionship.

Comments on the proposals will be accepted until Dec. 22 here.

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