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Lake Wilcox Park

Photo: Family walking along the promenade at Lake Wilcox ParkThe Lake Wilcox shoreline is getting a makeover! The master plan includes:

  • A waterfront promenade - now open!
  • A new splash pad, washrooms and parking lot - opening spring 2016
  • A youth area - public consultation and design underway
  • Redevelopment of the Canoe Club area - Scheduled for 2021

    Lake Wilcox Park Master Plan
  • Lake Wilcox Park Overall Master Plan [PDF]
  • Lake Wilcox Park Waterfront Promenade Plan [PDF]
  • Lake Wilcox Park Design Features [PDF]

    Image: Volleyball players, a skateboarder, basketball players and text that reads - You can help shape the design of the new youth area!
    We're planning to create a unique space for youth (ages 13 to 19) at the south end of Lake Wilcox Park. It is expected to include a skatepark, 4 beach volleyball courts, 2 multi-use courts for basketball, futsal soccer and ball hockey, fitness equipment, wifi access and space to hang out and socialize.

    We want this park to be a fun and exciting space that you and your friends can enjoy. In order to achieve this, we need your thoughts and ideas. So far, we've heard from more than 300 Richmond Hill youth and parents through an online survey, information booths, workshops and a public open house. There's still time to have your say:

    Youth Area Public Open House
    If you were unable to attend the open house held on June 9, you can still provide us with feedback on the concept plan for the park. Take a look at the animated walkthrough and/or check out the design plans at the links below. If you have any feedback, please fill out the comment sheet at the link below and email it to by June 24.

    Lake Wilcox Park Youth Area Proposed Concept Plan [PDF]
    Lake Wilcox Park Youth Area Proposed Concept Plan - Skatepark [PDF]
    Lake Wilcox Park Youth Area Comment Sheet [PDF]

    Construction of the youth area will take place in 2017 pending budget approval.

    For more information, contact John Tiberio, Project Manager at 905-747-6389 or

    Lake Wilcox Park Temporary Closure Information*
    Lake Wilcox Park (formerly Sunset Beach Park) will be closed for public use for the purposes of construction as noted below. The closure includes the main parking lot, picnic areas and access to the shoreline.

    Phase 1 - May 2013 to June 2014
    Construction of a waterfront promenade and boardwalk, as well as the reconstruction of portions of Sunset Beach Road and Olde Bayview Avenue.

    *The promenade is open for use. The boardwalk is still under construction.

    Phase 2 - May 2013 to early spring 2016
    Construction of a water play facility, washroom facility and new parking lot.

    Jessie Vanek Park remains open.

    For more information, call 905-771-8800.

    Swimming at Lake Wilcox
    Please be advised that swimming is not permitted from Town property at Lake Wilcox. The water area is unsupervised and unsafe for swimming. Potential hazards include: high levels of bacteria which may pose a risk to your health. As well, sink holes, sharp items such as fishing lures and broken glass may also be present and pose a hazard.

    For more information about the Lake Wilcox Park project , contact Samuel Ng, Project Manager at 905-747-6463 or

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