Collingwood’s “Secret” Garden
Collingwood has had a twin city relationship with Katano, Japan since 1981. This pairing has been successful with active volunteers in both communities keeping the relationship strong. Just last week, a delegation of about 30 people including Mayor Carrier and Deputy Mayor Cooper returned from a 12 day tour of Katano which is in Osaka Prefecture.
What many people don’t seem to know is that one of our parks is dedicated to this sister city relationship; the Friendship Gardens located just north of the Police/Fire station on Minnesota Street. It’s really quite lovely and suitable for an afternoon stroll and respite on a sunny day.