Construction is planned or underway at a number of the parks listed below. Please stay safely away from any construction areas.

Bayridge Park - Public engagement

Playground equipment replacements are planned for Bayridge Park. Construction 2019. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

Belle Park Master Plan - Public engagement

The City is developing a master plan for Belle Park, a 80-acre park situated on a former landfill in the core of Kingston on the shores of the Cataraqui River. View engagement opportunities and timelines on the project page. Project contact: Neal Unsworth

Champlain Park Sportsfield - Construction

Proposed upgrades include new sports field and playground equipment upgrades. The installation of the playground, sports field and the re-alignment of the north end of the existing path. The construction of the park pathways will be done in conjunction with the construction of the Leroy Grant Pathway. Constuction: 2018. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

Grass Creek Park washroom and change room - Planning & design

The City is planning an upgrade of the washroom and change building in Grass Creek Park. The project will involve the reuse of a post and beam structure that once sheltered the Phoebe antique steam launch exhibit. See the project page for public engagement opportunities. Construction 2019. Project contact: Laurie Paquin

Fairway Hill Park - Public engagement

Proposed renovations to Fairway Hill Park include pathways, seating, a playground and landscaping. Public input was collected in November, 2018. The park impovements will be completed in 2019. Project contact: Laurie Paquin

Hemlock Downs Park - Planning & design

Proposed park improvements include playground, pathway, seating and re-grading of the outfield to improve drainage. Construction: 2019. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

James Nelson Park - Public engagement

Playground equipment replacements are planned for James Nelson Park. An information session was held Oct. 16 to receive feedback on the equipment options. Construction: 2019. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

Leroy Grant Pathway - Planning & Design

The proposed Leroy Grant Pathway is a multi-use 1.3 km paved trail from Elliot Avenue to Third Avenue Park. It will be located within and adjacent to the road allowance of the proposed Leroy Grant Drive extension. The pathway is being assessed as part of the City's Active Transportation Master Plan and construction is not expected to begin in 2018. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

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McBurney Park - Public engagement

Improvements to the park include planning to convert the existing wading pool in McBurney Park to a splash pad and upgrades to make the washroom building accessible. Staff plan to use the footprint of the existing wading pool for the new splash pad, and will conduct archaeological studies before beginning construction. Construction: 2020. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

Meadowbrook Park - Construction

Proposed park improvements include playground upgrades, a new pathway and selective drainage improvements. Construction: 2019. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

Napier Street/St. Joseph and St. Mary school site - Public engagement

The City of Kingston is seeking input on how to integrate and develop the new parkland beside Churchill Park on the former Napier Street/St. Joseph and St. Mary school site. In July 2017, Council approved the closure of Napier Street between Brock and Mack Streets. In December 2017, Council approved the sale of the private market housing block at the southwest corner of 671 Brock Street and accepted the same land be conveyed to the City as parkland contributions for the development at Princess Street and University Avenue. Project contact: Chanda Sames.

Richardson Beach - Public engagement

Proposed improvements to Richardson Beach include improved access to the beach and water's edge, access to the water and shoreline improvements. Improvements to Richardson Beach were identified as the top priority in the Waterfront Master Plan. Project contact: Neal Unsworth

Rudd Avenue footpath - Public engagement

The City of Kingston is considering improvements to the current foot path that connects Rudd Avenue to Serpentine Lane. The foot path is located on municipally owned land. We are in the initial planning stages for the project and a surveyor has been hired to take the grades and note the tree locations this spring. Construction: 2019. Project contact: Neal Unsworth

Shannon Park - Design & Construction

Shannon Park will be renovated to include a multi-purpose sports court, refurbished sports fields, a playground, paths, seating and open lawn areas. The Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City, in partnership, completed the construction of a new skatepark in 2016. View the Shannon Park & Rideau Heights Community Centre project page for more details. Project contact: Neal Unsworth

Wayfinding, celebration & promotion of Kingston's waterfront - Design & construction

This project is intended to bring tangible way finding elements to guide, direct, lead, frame and highlight Kingston's waterfront, encouraging the community to connect physically and spiritually to the water. The community will be asked to give feedback on a way finding and artful elements strategy and ideas on branding and marketing Kingston's waterfront. View the wayfinding project page for more details.Project contact: Neal Unsworth

West Park - Design

Improvements to the playground equipment, new safety surfacing and basketball pad updates are planned for West Park. Based on feedback received from public consultation, the refined concept is a blend of elements that were most preferred in the previous 2 concepts presented at the public open house. Additional items, such as the culvert replacements have been included as a result. Construction: 2019. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe

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