In March 2017, council approved funding for the renovation of Breakwater Park, including work to the shoreline and improvements to the Utilities Kingston Dock. View the park plans on the project page.
As part of the extension of Centennial Drive, the existing trail system will also be expanded. The proposed trail will link users from the INVISTA Centre to the existing K&P Trail, through a beautiful woodlot within the Cataraqui Estates Business Park. The proposed trail extension includes landscaping improvements, natural rest areas along the trails as well as formal seating near the entrances of the trail. View the proposed trails.
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.
The City is seeking input on a proposed extension and upgrade of the pathway between Ridley Drive and Lions Civic Gardens. Upgrades include downward lite lighting along the pathway and extension of the existing pathway.
Proposed park improvements include play equipment upgrades, replacement of play surfacing, accessible path and seating. Offer input on proposed improvements at an open house on Oct. 26. For any accessibility feedback related to the proposed improvements please contact Patricia Sharpe (in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11).
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.
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.
In the interim, parking has been restricted on the shoulder near the dog park until safety measures can be implemented.
Improvements slated for 2017 include the renovation of the ball diamond, with grading, fencing and sodding, sports field lighting upgrades and landscaping and tree planting. Park plan will be available April 11. View the concept plan.
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, have completed the construction of a new skatepark in 2016. Further park improvements are slated for 2017. View the Shannon Park & Rideau Heights Community Centre project page for more details.
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
In May 2015, City Council asked staff to pursue a detailed work plan to extend the K&P Trail into the urban area of Kingston. The plan was to outline necessary time-sensitive steps, cost estimates and all possible route segment options to allow work on the urban K&P Trail to be completed in time for it to open on July 1, 2017.
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.
Welborne Avenue Park - Public engagement
Proposed park improvements include play equipment upgrades, replacement of play surfacing, accessible path and seating. Offer input on proposed improvements at an open house Nov. 1. For any accessibility feedback related to the proposed improvements please contact Patricia Sharpe (in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11).
For any accessibility feedback related to the proposed improvements please contact the person listed for the project (in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11).