Richardson Beach in Macdonald Memorial Park is a favourite destination along the waterfront. Improvements to the beach area were identified as the top priority in the Waterfront Master Plan, which was approved by Council on March 22, 2016. The design work for the improvements will occur in 2017 and 2018 and the implementation of those works are anticipated to occur in 2019 and 2020, subject to budget approval.  The proposed works include improved gathering spaces, access to the water and shoreline improvements.

The historic Richardson Bathhouse, also located in Macdonald Memorial Park, will be upgraded and made accessible for all members of the community. The proposed improvements to the bathhouse include improvements to the existing washrooms to meet current accessibility standards, new separate changing areas and renovation of the building's central interior foyer. The works are scheduled to be undertaken in 2018.

Project details

Type: Park Improvements
Start date: October 2017
Projected end date: Spring 2018
Status: Active

Public Engagement


  • Fall 2017: Public engagement
  • Winter 2018: Open house #2. Draft design drawings for Richardson Beach and an update on the bathhouse renovations will be presented.
  • Winter 2018: Development of final draft concepts for Richardson Beach improvements
  • May 23, 2018: Open house #3.
  • Summer 2018: Bathhouse documents tender-ready
  • Fall 2018: Bathhouse construction begins
  • Winter 2019: Bathouse construction complete
  • Summer 2020: Beach and shoreline works begin (subject to budget approval).

Additional Information


Interior View - Richardson Bathhouse renovations

Richardson Bathouse - Interior Plan

Floor Plan - Richardson Bathhouse renovations

Richardson Bathouse - Floor Plan

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