100 Foot Park Pathway
The 100 Foot Park Pathway runs between Highway 15 and the Cataraqui River between Medley Court and Limeridge Drive in the east end. Proposed improvements include: some new surfacing, sections of asphalt for the steeper sections, a new bench, brush removal and removal of older chain link fence. See the detailed drawings.
Belle Park Ideas
The City wants your recreational and naturalization ideas for improving use of Belle Park.
In 2015, Caton's Park, including the softball diamond, was closed to the public due to unsuitable soil conditions. As a result, the park is being remediated and improved. As part of this process park design options were assessed.
The recommended park improvements are to renovate the softball diamond and not change the facility to a soccer field. View the final concept. Based on sports field booking data and trends, there is a need to keep the softball diamond and public feedback received supports this. Efforts will be made to minimize the amount of healthy tree removal in the park during remediation. The construction will be completed in the summer of 2017.
March 2017 update - Select trees and vegetation have been cleared, or pruned, in preparation for the renovation the park. Trees in poor condition and those assessed as potential hazards were removed.
The remaining renovations are set to begin this spring and include:
- the demolition of the existing concrete block park building;
- the reconstruction of the soft ball diamond; and
- grading and landscaping, including new tree planting
Park construction will not affect the soccer fields and they will remain in use for the 2017 season.
Meadowcrest and Madoma Parks
The two former community centres have been demolished. Starting this spring, the following park improvements will be undertaken:
- Madoma Park - new pathways, shade shelter, picnic tables and refurbished tennis / basketball courts. View Final Plan
- Meadowcrest Park: new pathways, picnic table, swings and basketball court. The softball diamond will be available during the construction phase. Some interruption to the parking lot should be expected. View Final Plan
Memorial Centre Park
Proposed improvements to the playground and immediate area at the Memorial Centre include additional play equipment, new paths, seating, picnic tables and tree planting. The City is also considering enlarging the eating area at the pool. View the final plan.
This parkette – behind the homes on Lundy's Lane, Niagara Park Drive and Queenston Heights – is getting upgrades. The old play equipment will be removed and a new play equipment area including seating and a connecting path from Niagara Park will be constructed. View the existing conditions, site plan and the proposed equipment.
View the proposed improvements to the Rotary Park and Lemoine Point Conservation area driveway to enhance safety related to traffic speed, parking, cycling and pedestrians. Proposed upgrades include new traffic-calming measures at various points along the entire length of the driveway and improvements to the gravel shoulder near the dog park.
Third Avenue Park
Proposed improvements include grading to improve drainage, a new playground with equipment and swings, a seating area, a connecting path from the street and tree planting. Construction is slated to start spring 2017. View the final plan
Lawrence Park: 693 Aylmer Crescent
Poplar Grove Park: 590 Glenview Avenue
Upgrades to Victoria Park include a new water feature, spray pad and gathering area, improvements to the tennis and basketball courts, bioswale garden, foot bridge and 80 plus new trees. View the park plans on the project page.
Coal Dock Pathway
The Coal Dock Pathway is a portion of the waterfront pathway at Lakewatch Lane (at the foot of Heakes Lane) and the former coal dock.
Collins Bay Wharf
The updates are complete. The boat launch and wharf are open for use.
Improvements included acrylic surfacing of the tennis court, and upgrades to path and seating areas. Construction was completed in spring 2016. View the completed project photos.
INVISTA Throwing Field
The INVISTA Centre property now includes an IAAF Throwing Field (javelin, hammer and discus events) to complement the existing track and field facility. The field is located south of the INVISTA Centre. The project was completed in summer 2016. View the completed project photos.
Janette Street Park - Woodhaven Subdivision
The plan for the park includes a playground, path, benches, a lawn area and tree planting. Construction is complete. View the conceptual design.
Kingston Community Health Centre Parkette
The KCHC land at the corner of Weller Avenue and Compton Street was developed as a public parkette. The parkette design includes a gathering area with a basketball net, seating, open lawn areas and tree planting. Construction was completed in spring 2016. View the completed project photos.
Molly McGlynn Park
The plan included a splash pad, playground, seating, pathways and landscaping. Construction was completed in the summer of 2016. View the completed project photos.
Improvements to Riverview Park included acrylic surfacing of the tennis courts and upgrades to the playground. Construction was completed in spring 2016. View the completed project photos.
Shannon's Corners Park
The plans include a reconfigured parking lot, pathways, a multi-purpose court and landscaping. Construction started in fall 2015 and will be completed in 2016. View the site plan and the project photos - playground and basketball court.
Waterfront Master Plan
The Waterfront Master Plan was approved by Council In March 2016. For additional information refer to the Waterfront Master Plan project page.
Westbrook Meadows Park
Westbrook Meadows Park is a new neighbourhood park in the area west of Westbrook Road. Construction was completed in 2016. View the project page and completed project photos - full park, pergola, playground 1 & playground 2.
West Branch of the Little Cataraqui Creek Trail Feasibility Study
The feasibility study has been approved by Council for future implementation, and is expected to begin in 5 years. View the approved trail route.
West-end Splash Pad - Woodbine Park
The new splash pad is complete and opened in the spring of 2016.
Greenwood Park West Parkette
Completed spring 2015.
Halifax Park Development - Halifax Drive
Halifax Park completed spring 2015.
Upgrades to the tennis court are proposed for 2014. In conjunction with the upgrade, two conceptual master plans were presented to the community in 2013. The two concept plans showed possible future upgrades to other elements of the park.
Halifax Park Park Development - Halifax Drive
Two conceptual designs including a new playground, play field(s), seating area, path system and landscaping were presented at a public meeting in 2013. Construction is proposed for 2014.
Upgrades to the tennis courts and playground are proposed for 2014. In conjunction with the upgrades, two conceptual master plans were presented to the community in 2013.
Trillium Ridge Park - 341 Waterloo Dr.
A new playground location is proposed within Trillium Ridge Park to provide a safer and more accessible play space. The existing play structure is proposed to be replaced with a new senior and junior combo play structure to be located at one central location in the park. The existing swing set is proposed to remain as it is still in good condition. Asphalt paths, concrete pads with benches and wood mulch play surfacing are proposed. To further improve the visibility and provide a safer pedestrian environment within the park, some of the low woody shrubs and vegetation near the edge of the pathways are proposed to be removed.
Buckingham Park - 19 Buckingham Court.
To improve the playground experience in Buckingham Park, the City is proposing to replace the existing play structure with a new combined senior and junior play structure, seesaw and a new swing set. In addition, asphalt paths, a concrete pad seating area and wood mulch play surfacing are also proposed in the improvements to increase accessibility to the playgrounds.
Bexley Gate Park - 836 Muirfield Cres.
To improve the playground experience in Bexley Gate Park, the City is proposing to replace the existing play structure with a new combined senior and junior play structure. The existing swing set to the south end will be replaced and relocated with the other play equipment for added play value and public safety. In addition, asphalt paths, a concrete pad seating area and wood mulch play surfacing are also proposed in the improvements to increase accessibility to the playgrounds.