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Reid Park - Final design concept

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Reid Park Redevelopment

Final Concept Plan

We are thrilled to show you the final design concept plan for Reid Park! We also received the following information from staff:

"Based on the input and comments received from the community during public consultations held in late 2015, a final concept plan has been prepared for the redevelopment of Reid Park.  

The primary features of the concept plan are as follows:

  • Organises the park layout around a pathway network; providing accessible pedestrian connections to all facilities from the four corners of the park.
  • Increases green space and recreation opportunities by removing the existing park building and parking lot off Reid Avenue and by converting the former municipal yard into active recreation space.
  • Consolidates accessible children’s play around the existing school age play structure, while adding new junior play equipment, swings and a “trik trak”.
  • Defines an off-leash dog park with meadow grass and partial fence enclosure.
  • Retains and integrates a portion of the former Reid Farmhouse stone structure into the park landscape, complete with heritage interpretation panels.
  • Re-grades existing slopes in the park to provide an accessible pathway link to the upper plateau area (former municipal yard) and creates a winter sliding hill.
  • Relocates the basketball court to the upper plateau area, along with 5 adult fitness stations.
  • Retains the existing perennial gardens and identifies an area for a future community garden in the former municipal yard.
  • Allows for the future development of a new community building in the park, between the existing wading pool and the shared (park and lawn bowling club) parking lot.
  • Provides for significant new tree planting for shade, landscape screening and noise abatement
  • Provides new accessible park furniture, including a central shade shelter, park benches, picnic tables and litter receptacles.

A detailed design process is now underway to prepare the necessary design documents and specifications for tender in August 2016.  Construction is expected to commence in mid-September, with completion anticipated by late fall 2017.  While there will be significant disruption to public use of the park through the construction period, the wading pool will continue to operate as scheduled."

We hope you are as excited about the final design as we are! We will makesure to put updates regarding the work here and in the newsletter. We are also very pleased at the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association's History & Heritage group will both be involved with the heritage feature of the park, as well as have the opportunity to document the farmhouse prior to demolition. If you are interested in that initiative, feel free to reach to our office out for more information.






Posted June 14, 2016