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.

Public Engagement

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.


Project News

Offer input on Belle Park Master Plan vision concepts

May 7, 2018 - The City of Kingston wants your input on vision concepts for a master plan of...