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.
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.
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)
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.
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