New measures intended to protect Rockcliffe Park 'jewel'

By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen, May 28, 2018

New measures are in place to protect the “jewel” of Rockcliffe Park — the neighbourhood’s famed swimming hole.

A former gravel and sand quarry, the Pond is an inviting place to take a dip in the summertime. Over the past decade, declining water levels have created more space along the shoreline, which — on warm weekends, especially — often attracts families and sunbathers alike.

New posts and ropes have now been installed on either side of the rocks at the pond’s entrance to demarcate the small area of shoreline intended for public access. New signage also explains where the public should and shouldn’t go.

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