Alexander Park

Project Status: 
Planned

Overview

The City of Ottawa is commencing preliminary consultation on park improvements for Alexander Park at 960 Silver Street.

Consultation and design will take place in 2018 and construction is proposed for 2019.

There is no intention of removing the existing playground components at this time and in order to retain land for a possible building expansion in the future; any new equipment is proposed to be located in the northeast portion of the park as shown in yellow on the aerial photo below.

Aerial view of Alexander Park

Online survey

Posted: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 11:02 am
Last updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018, 3:41 pm

Dates & Times

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 11:00 am

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey regarding park improvements.  The City will be taking the survey results into consideration during the planning and design process for the park.  Further public consultation will be led by the ward Councillor and will occur after concept plans and illustrations have been prepared for the park.

Alexander Park survey

The survey may be completed up until July 31, 2018.

Response to survey

Thank you to all who took the time to answer the survey for upgrades to Alexander Park. The comments provided by members of the community will help to design a better project.

Below is a summary of the predominant comments and staff notes:

  • Type of amenity preferred: The majority of respondents preferred a senior playground area, secondly a junior playground area and thirdly, pathway improvements.
  • Specific play elements: The provision of a climbing structure for full body movement was the most requested specific play element.
  • Other park improvements: Other park improvements that were mentioned frequently included lighting, trees, places to sit, and a splash pad.
  • Other park comments: The desire to have all of the play features located together was expressed, and the retention and addition of the swings was noted.
  • Conflicting comments: There were a number of conflicting comments:
    • keep the wading pool / replace the pool with a splash pad
    • retain the sand / provide rubber surface or something other than sand

Based on the comments received, the City will be moving forward to develop options for the preliminary design. The options will be made available for public consultation. Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate the results of the survey but some items are out of scope and budget for the current project; these include but are not limited to: pathway lighting, a new splash pad, improvements to the wading pool, a garden bed, and maintenance issues.

Thank you again for your valuable input into the project. Should you have any further questions, please contact Jennifer Shepherd, by phone or by email.

Contact

Comments or questions regarding the proposed park can be directed to:

Jennifer Shepherd, Planner II, OALA, CSLA
Parks and Facilities Planning, Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Cres, Ottawa K2G 6J8
613-580-2424 ext. 13771
Jennifer.Shepherd@ottawa.ca