Belle Park Master Plan
About the Project
With the help of feedback and ideas from the public and key groups, the City is developing a master plan for Belle Park, 731 Montreal St. This 80-acre park is situated on a former landfill in the core of Kingston on the shores of the Cataraqui River.
A public consultation to gather ideas for Belle Park ran from May to September, 2017. For more information on that consultation see the Belle Park Ideas archived project page.
On Sept. 19, 2017 council directed staff to:
- undertake a master planning exercise that includes the recommendations as described in Report Number 17-249.
- cease operation and maintenance of a 9-hole golf course on the site at the end of 2017.
- initiate discussions with the Kingston Pickleball Association and Panthers Rugby Club to explore partnership models for Belle Park.
Based on feedback received during the Belle Park Ideas public engagement, it was recommended that staff work on these initiatives that would decrease the amount of manicured/maintained areas and increase the amount of naturalized/wild areas.
Once finalized, the Belle Park Master Plan is expected to go before council in the fall of 2018.
The public will have input on the location of Belle Park programs, pedestrian circulation and access, pathway connections (from the K&P Trail, Montreal Street and neighbourhoods), clubhouse amenities and improvements and recreational activities.
- July 2018 – Stakeholders focus group and working group to review draft concepts and open house and presentation of preferred plan
- June 6, 2018 – Get Involved pop-up in the park, 1 to 2 p.m. at Belle Park
- May 22, 2018 – Get Involved open house, 5 to 7 p.m. at Belle Park
- May 24, 2018 – June 8 – online survey.
- May 17, 2018 – Stakeholders focus group and working group meeting
- April 10, 2018 – Working group meeting
- May – August 2017 – Belle Park Ideas public engagement