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Laroche Park: Community Building Renewal and Remediation Project - Construction Details and Schedule

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For those following the progress of the Laroche Park community building renewal and remediation project, you may be pleased to hear that construction will begin soon. Please see the below information from the City:

Laroche Park 2021

Parks Planning and Facilities Services City of Ottawa, is pleased to announce the tender for the Laroche Park and Community Building Renewal Project has been awarded to Laurin Group.

After some delays the project is moving forward on this renewal project that includes the soil and capping remediation of the park site, the removal of existing building and amenities with the exception of the splash pad and the construction of community building, playground, gazebo, basketball court, , new ball diamond and ultimate field, pathways, benches, permanent lighting for the seasonal ice rink, small parking lot new and extensive tree planting. The new community building will include 2 meetings rooms, kitchen, washrooms and outdoor changeroom for seasonal park use.

The construction activities on site will commence June 2021 and continue through to 2022. Expected date of building occupancy is Fall 2022. Park playground and basketball court will be open late fall 2021. Sports field and seasonal rink use will not be available until 2023 due to turf and grass establishment and warranty periods.

The contractors will mobilize and occupy the site for construction commencing Monday, June 14th 2021. The splash pad will remain open until the construction fencing is installed after June 14th when the contractor is scheduled to commence setup on site.

Commencing Monday, June 14th, 2021, no public access will be permitted on the park construction site for the duration of the project.

Week of June 14th - June 18th:

Construction site staging:

  • Construction fencing - delivered and installed from.
  • Site trailer delivery - approx. 1day
  • Site temporary power  installation - approx. 1 day
  • Monday June 14th, electrical and water services for park lighting and the splash pad will be cut.

Week of June 21st - 25th :

  • site servicing and contractor mobilisation will include equipment delivery, demolition of park structures, etc. over 5 days.

Regular updates regarding the progress of construction including delays or impacts to the community, will be posted on the Engage Ottawa website, Laroche Park page and provided to the Councillor. 

Please e-mail with any questions.

Posted June 8, 2021