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The Pioneer Park Stormwater Management Project rehabilitated aging stormwater infrastructure (built in 1985) to provide modern standards of water quality treatment, erosion and flood control.
Pioneer Park, located just northwest of the intersection of Major Mackenzie Drive West and Trench Street(immediately west of and adjacent to Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, formerly York Central), is a 26-hectare open space parcel that receives stormwater discharge from the surrounding Don Head Village community. It provides erosion and flood control protection for approximately 700 hectares of land extending to points north of Gamble Road.
In 2010, Richmond Hill was awarded the Ontario Public Works Association Technical Innovation Award for this project. Richmond Hill was also named by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Insurance Bureau of Canada as the Ontario region co-winner for the 2010 Watershed Awards.
The following links provide additional information on this award winning project.
Pioneer Park Stormwater Management Rehabilitation Project Presentation [PDF]
Pioneer Park Landscape Plan [PDF]
Pioneer Park Rehabilitation Benefits [PDF]
Richmond Hill Wins National Watershed Award - May 31, 2010
Pioneer Park Rehabilitation Receives $2.25 Million Grant - April 10, 2008