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

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.

Breakwater Park - Construction

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.

Cataraqui Estates Business Park Trail Extension - Design & Construction

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

Champlain Park & Leroy Grant Pathway - Planning & Design

Proposed upgrades include new sports field, playground equipment upgrades, and development of the new Leroy Grant Pathway – 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. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

Grass Creek Park washroom and change room - Public engagement

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.

Fairway Hill Park

Proposed renovations to Fairway Hill Park include pathways, seating, a playground and landscaping. Public engagement opportunities will take place in summer 2018, with park completion 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. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.

Lions Civic Gardens - Design & construction

Upgrades include downward lite lighting along the pathway between Ridley Drive and Lions Civic Gardens. The lighting is to improve public safety at night and efforts has been made to reduce light pollution with the most modern dark sky compliant lighting fixtures. Construction slated for Spring 2018. Project contact: Chanda Sames.

Meadowbrook Park - Public engagement

Proposed park improvements include playground upgrades, a new pathway and selective drainage improvements. 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.

Nickle Avenue Park - Planning & design

Proposed park improvements include play equipment upgrades, replacement of play surfacing, accessible path and seating. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe

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.

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 works are anticipated to occur in 2019. 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. We would like to get your thoughts and feedback on the project. If you would like to discuss this proposal with City staff please contact Kristine Hebert at or 1-613-546-4291 ext. 1256. 

Shannon's Corners Park - Design & Construction

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 - 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, 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.

Urban K&P Trail - Construction

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.

Wayfinding, celebration & promotion of Kingston's waterfront Public engagement

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 project page for more details.

Welborne Avenue Park - Planning & design

Proposed park improvements include play equipment upgrades, replacement of play surfacing, accessible path and seating. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe

West Park - Public engagement

Improvements to the playground equipment, new safety surfacing and basketball pad updates are planned for West Park. A Get Involved survey to seek feedback is now open.

Woodbine Park - Public engagement

Proposed improvements to Woodbine Park include expanded parking area, pathway improvements, and an expanded volleyball area. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe

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For any accessibility feedback related to the proposed improvements please contact the person listed for the project (in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11).