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Planned, upcoming, or recently completed parks and
trails construction projects are summarized alphabetically below. As projects are confirmed each year, the below information is updated.
A new dedicated acrylic pickleball court will be built at Eastview Community Park. The construction includes a 4-court battery with seating and a pathway. There will be minimal impact on the tennis courts, playground, and community gardens.
The two existing asphalt tennis courts and lighting system will be removed during the Spring of 2022. It will be replaced with two new asphalt courts with upgrades to the court power and lighting systems. The construction will occur in the existing footprints and includes an upgraded multiuse pathway from Holgate Street to the tennis courts.
Two stages of public engagement for the
St. Vincent Park Playground Revitalization Project were completed as of February 27, 2022. Based on public input, the consultant for the project has designed a preferred concept for the playground.
Water services for many parks and open spaces pose a potential risk for contamination of the drinking water system due to the lack of backflow prevention devices and/or the improper installation of devices. The City’s Backflow Prevention By-law 2010-102 (as amended) requires the City to upgrade parks and open spaces water service connections to comply with this municipal standard and ensure the protection of the municipal drinking water system from potential contamination.
Additionally, over 90% of all parks and open spaces water services are unmetered resulting in a large quantity of water that is unaccounted for. This lack of metering significantly impacts the ability to accurately calculate water loss values and subsequently the leakage index for the water distribution system.
The work consists of the excavation and installation of pit setters, water services and associated grading and restoration works at various park locations, as well as decommissioning non-active water services at various parks and open spaces, as listed:
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