Big changes eyed for Abbotsford's prize park

City mulling major additions and removals as new park plan is developed

Photos: A new plan for Mill Lake Park could include the scrapping of the park's photogenic boardwalk—and possibly the restoration of a historic rail trestle bridge on the opposite end of the lake. 📷️ Joti Grewal / Reach Gallery Archives P982.

Big changes could be coming for Abbotsford’s most popular park.

Sitting squarely in the centre of Abbotsford, Mill Lake and the park that surrounds it is a magnet for kids, seniors, office workers, anglers, nature lovers, artists, history buffs, horseshoe enthusiasts and turtles. No other Fraser Valley city has a central park so beloved, nor one to match Mill Lake Park’s mix of size, nature, and community amenities.

Now, the City of Abbotsford is starting work on a new plan for the park, and considering major additions, subtractions, and modifications.

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