The City is renovating Victoria Park in 2016-2017.
- A new water feature (spray elements) and a seating wall;
- New park benches;
- A central gathering with seating;
- New tennis and basketball courts;
- A picnic/BBQ zone;
- Accessible connections to the existing play area;
- New lighting along the north south pathway;
- Additional tree planting.
- A water conservation garden/bioswale
- A pedestrian bridge over a rivulet (manmade watercourse)
The existing pathways will remain intact and softball diamond and winter skating activities will not be affected. Construction is underway with completion expected by July 28th. Demolition of the existing wading pool took place in the fall of 2015.
Through a generous grant from TD Bank Group, additional enhancements were made to the park including a water conservation garden, a pedestrian bridge over the rivulet, 120+ native trees and the utilization of storm water low impact development technology for grey water coming off the splash pad. These additional elements increased the visual appeal of the park while showcasing responsible environmental practices.
Kingston is one of seven municipalities to benefit from the TD Common Ground Project in celebration of Canada's 150th year of Confederation, which will support a diverse range of projects across Canada to help grow and enhance community green spaces
Park Building Upgrades
The park building is getting upgrades that include ramping into the building at all public entries, new rubber matting, accessibility improvements to the change areas, new heaters and benches. The washroom will now be fully accessible. This work is ongoing and will be completed prior to the end of summer 2017.