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GRCA Making Changes To Elora Quarry

Web posted on June 15, 2017

The Grand River Conservation Authority is taking steps to improve the visitor experience at Elora Quarry this summer, with a focus on increasing public safety and decreasing the overall environmental impact to the park.

Beginning this month, the maximum daily capacity of the park will be set at 1,300 guests. On days when maximum capacity is reached, visitors will be encouraged to visit other nearby Grand River parks such as Elora Gorge, Belwood Lake, and Guelph Lake, as well as other local attractions in the area.

Most recently, overcrowding of this popular summer swimming location has begun to put significant pressure on the local environment around the park, as well as negatively impacting the experience that visitors expect at Grand River parks.

"The Elora Quarry is an important natural feature in the Grand River watershed," says Dave Bennett, GRCA Operations Director. "We are changing the way we manage the park so that we can continue to provide the public with the opportunity to safely enjoy this beautiful outdoor space, while ensuring that we continue to care for the park's natural environment."

Elora Quarry is open daily from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. on weekends and 11 a.m. 8 p.m. on weekdays until Labour Day. Information on daily Elora Quarry park status can be obtained by calling 519-620-7596. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early or call ahead if they plan to visit the park.