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Parks and recreation public consultations

Andrew Haydon Park East

Playground Redevelopment (Bay Ward)

The following concept plans and images depict two options for play ground replacements at Andrew Haydon Park East.  The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option A, Marine Theme and Option B, Ship Shape as shown below.

Option A, Marine Theme Images

Option A, Marine Theme Concept Plan

Option B, Ship Shape Images

Option B, Ship Shape Concept Plan

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than March 13, 2017, to:

Donna Williams, Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 23169
Donna.Williams@ottawa.ca

Blackburn Arena

Blackburn Arena renovation and addition

The Blackburn Arena is a single-pad arena located at 200 Glen Park Drive within Blackburn Park. The arena was constructed in 1974 and contains four undersized players’ dressing rooms that do not meet the needs of present day facility users.  The building also contains a lobby, public washrooms, a referees’ dressing room, an alternate needs dressing room, an office for facility staff, and a Ward Councillor’s office. The rink slab, boards and high roof were replaced in 2016. 

The purpose of the project is to design and construct a building addition to provide four full-size players’ dressing rooms, two alternate needs dressing rooms, a lobby addition, and a new entrance vestibule. The project involves renovations to the existing building including the repurposing of the existing players’ dressing rooms into an expanded lobby, a multipurpose room, a universal washroom, and storage space. Modifications to the parking lot are proposed to accommodate the building expansion. City Council has approved funding for the design phase of the project. 

A public open house is planned for:

April 6, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Blackburn Community Hall
190 Glen Park Drive (next to Blackburn Arena)

Concept drawings of the proposed expansion and renovation are provided below. 

Presentation Panels [ PDF - 3.42 MB ]

Residents are invited to provide comments on the proposed development.  Comments are requested by April 21, 2017, and can be directed to:

Burl Walker, MCIP, RPP, PMP
Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27891
Burl.Walker@ottawa.ca

 

Blue Rock Park

Playground renewal

The Playground at Blue Rock Park will be undergoing renovations in 2018, the playground equipment will be replaced. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option A and Option B, as shown below.

Option A - Plan [ PDF - 3.34 MB ]

Option B - Plan [ PDF - 3.33 MB]

Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey

Please send your vote for Option A or Option B and other comments on the design no later than July 14, 2017 to:

Lise Guèvremont, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa

613-580-2424 ext. 27784

lise.guevremont@ottawa.ca

Cardinal Creek Park 18A

Cardinal Creek Park 18A will be a 3.1 hectare park located along the Cardinal Creek Valley with pedestrian and emergency access only from Trim Road.  The Transportation Master Plan’s Affordable Road Network shows the future Frank Kenny Road Extension, scheduled for construction beyond the year 2031, running along the southern boundary of the park. In the interim, a pedestrian access pathway will be constructed from the existing Cardinal Creek Community Park parking lot, ending atop the embankment in Cardinal Creek Park 18A.

Context:

Although the park site has been disturbed over recent years as a result of adjacent construction projects, it benefits from surrounding natural woodlands, creek lands and open meadows of long grasses, wildflowers and shrubs.  To the north-west the parkland is raised, providing long views across Cardinal Creek Storm Water Management Pond to Cardinal Creek Community Park and beyond.  A hydro corridor complete with overhead wires and 2 large concrete pylons crosses the central area of the park.   The larger south-east portion is mostly open, sunny and sheltered from winds. The park is not served with electricity, water, sewers or street access.

Preliminary Designs:

A consultation occurred in January 2017 where 3 preliminary plans were shown to the community and posted on-line on Ottawa.ca.  We asked for future park users to rank their top 5 preferred components.

What We Heard:

As two of the components ranked equally, we emerged with 6 favourites:
Fitness trail with exercise stations
Large fenced off-leash dog area with grassed surface
Tennis Courts (no lights)
Nature Trails
Gazebo / shade structure
Lookout Hill (possible uses: running up, rolling down, winter sliding)

We based the final park plan on these components.  Check it out here: Final Concept Plan and click here to answer our short questionnaire.

Next Steps:

Following this consultation, we will prepare detail design drawings and tender the project.  Park construction work will coordinate with the new access pathway and is to be complete by the end of 2018.

The final plans will comply with the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards and the provisions of the City of Ottawa Park and Pathway Development Manual including the Parks and Pathways Inclusive Design Checklist. 

For further information, please contact:

Ingrid Coney, Park Planner
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services 
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 13226
Email: ingrid.coney@ottawa.ca

Featherston Park

Proposed Fitness Circuit & Existing Play Equipment Renewal Plans

In the near future, the Featherston Park play equipment area will be undergoing construction to provide the community with:

  1. A new Fitness Circuit section, proposed to promote health and fitness for 5 – 12 year old children; as well as
  2. New play equipment (to replace the existing equipment) aimed at 1.5 - 5 year old children.

Please note, that although we are planning both projects as one, the proposed park construction is anticipated to be completed in two phases:

  1. Fitness Circuit construction – late Summer/Fall 2017
  2. Existing Play Equipment renewal – Spring/Early Summer 2018

Residents are invited to review and provide comments regarding the design and planned amenities in the proposed plan.

Featherston Park: Consultation Plan  [ PDF - 9.37 MB ]

Featherston Park: Consultation Plan Images [ PDF - 7.99 MB ]

Comments can be directed via email until April 3, 2017 to:

Jeannette Krabicka, Park Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning Branch
City of Ottawa
Jeannette.Krabicka@ottawa.ca

Geoffrey Wightman Park

Playground lifecycle renewal

A community consultation to review the options was held June 21, 2017. The following concept plans and images depict two options for playground replacement. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option A and Option B, as shown below.

Presentation Panel [ PDF - 4.07 MB ] 

Option A [ PDF - 752.20 KB ] 

Option B [ PDF - 742.10 KB ] 

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than July 19, 2017 to:

Louise Cerveny, Planner, Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa

email: louise.cerveny@ottawa.ca

613-580-2424 ext. 27806

Maki Park

Playground redevelopment (Bay Ward)

The following concept plans and images depict two revised options for play ground replacements at Maki Park. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option A and Option B, as shown below.

Option A Images

Option B Images

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than June 15, 2017, to:

Donna Williams, Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 23169
Donna.Williams@ottawa.ca

Nimiq Park

Water Playground Project (Ward 22)

The following concept plans and images depict two options for the splash pad project proposed for Nimiq Park. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option 1 and Option 2, as shown below.

Option 1 [ PDF - 1.29 MB ]

Option 2 [ PDF - 1.75 MB ]

A community consultation to review the options is scheduled for June 6 at the Rideau Community Centre, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than June 12, 2017 to:

Donna Williams, Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa

613-580-2424 ext. 23169

Donna.Williams@ottawa.ca

Rockhurst Park

Overview

Rockhurst Park will be a 0.07 hectare parkette at the corner of Wellington Street West and Island Park Drive. The developer of the future mixed-use development at 1451 and 1445 Wellington Street West (Mizrahi Development Group) will build the park in the adjacent untravelled road allowance at the southern end of Rockhurst Road.

The road allowance is currently landscaped with grass and trees. Once completed, the park could contain an improved corner area, central seating area, play or water component, public art, planting, and a pathway. There is the potential to connect the park to the ground floor restaurant patio of the adjacent building and conserve some of the existing trees.

What we’ve heard so far

Thirteen residents attended the public meeting on June 9, 2016 to review and discuss the four park idea plans [PDF 4.2 MB]. Councillor Jeff Leiper hosted the meeting with the developer, the consultant and City staff available to answer questions. The City received eleven written comment sheets. These comments, along with more detailed site information, point to six emerging design priorities for the park.

  1. Retain some of the existing trees. They are a landmark feature, improve the micro-climate of the site and screen the park from the busyness of the street corner. It would take years for new trees to provide a similar effect. 
  2. Create a wider pathway, ideally a curvilinear one.
  3. Incorporate an area for seating and informal play in the centre of the park.
  4. Improve the screening of the utility and servicing area at the rear of the park by retaining the existing trees in that area.
  5. Consider the relationship with the café/restaurant and patio in more detail, including access, views and the potential to incorporate a water feature.
  6. Create a more structured and attractive corner area at the intersection of Wellington Street West and Island Park Drive. Orient it towards Wellington Street West and integrate seating, planting, signage, and potentially a public art feature into it.

The concept plan is progressing based on the six design priorities. Additional public consultation on the final concept plan will take place later this year*.

*Update 

Due to a longer-than-expected building design process, and the need to coordinate the park design with the building design, consultation on the park concept plan has been re-scheduled for early 2017.

Next Steps

Work towards a final concept plan by spring 2017, with park construction potentially in 2018.

The eventual park concept plan will meet City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards and the provisions of the City of Ottawa Park and Pathway Development Manual including the Parks and Pathways Inclusive Design Checklist

Contact

Ingrid Coney, Parks Planner
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services 
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 13226
Fax: 613-580-6006
Email: ingrid.coney@ottawa.ca
Diane Emmerson, Parks Planner
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services 
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 16683
Fax: 613-580-6006
Email: diane.emmerson@ottawa.ca

Russell Boyd Park

Russell Boyd Park

In 2018, a portion of Russell Boyd Park’s play equipment area will be undergoing construction to provide the community with:

  1. Junior Play Equipment, (to replace the existing equipment) aimed at 18 months to 5 year old children
  2. Swing Set (one baby, one accessible)
  3. Saucer Swing
  4. Maintain Existing Spring Toys

Residents are invited to review and provide comments regarding the design and planned amenities in the proposed plan.

OPTION A - Plan

OPTION A - Images

OPTION B - Plan

OPTION B - Images

Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey. Comments are requested by September 1, 2017, and can be directed to:

Lise Guèvremont, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning - Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa

613-580-2424 ext. 27784

lise.guevremont@ottawa.ca

Wateridge Park

Wateridge Village Two Parks

The Wateridge Village Community located on the site of the former Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Rockcliffe will eventually have ten (10) new parks.  The combined area of parkland in the community will be 21.93 hectares of land. Construction will begin on the first two parks in 2017. These parks will be built by Canada Lands Company on behalf of the City of Ottawa.  A larger Community Park of 4.95 hectares is planned to be built in the next phase of development.

Park 9: Southwest Parkette is 0.39 hectares in size. The amenities in this park will include: Splash pad water play feature, community gathering space with seating, picnic area, playground with senior and junior play equipment, basketball key, fitness signage with benches, informal seating, free play open space, park shade structure, pathways, benches, landscaping, new trees and planting and preservation of existing trees.

Park 5: Centre Parkette is 0.90 hectares in size.  The amenities in this park will include: a Canada 150 commemorative plaza, community gathering space with seating, park shade shelter, playground with junior and senior play equipment and swings, fitness signage and benches, free play open space pathways, benches, landscaping, new trees and planting, and preservation of existing trees.  

A public information session is planned for:

March 21 from 6 to 8 pm
East Gate Alliance Church
550 Codd’s Road
Ottawa, Ontario  

Please review the attached Park Concept Plans for additional information on the park amenities and layout.

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than April 4 to:

Diane Emmerson
diane.emmerson@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext. 16683