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    NEW PARKS & OPEN SPACES

    Rocking Horse Ranch - Construction Underway
    The new Rocking Horse Ranch park on Hunting Ridges Drive (off Jefferson Forest Drive, north of 19th Avenue and east of Yonge Street) will include an unlit double tennis court, full basketball court, senior play area with swings (5-12+ years), adult fitness equipment, shade structure, a walking loop and space for passive recreation.  

    Rocking Horse Ranch Presentation Panels - January 21, 2014 [PDF]

    Construction is scheduled to take place from July 2014 to June 2015, weather permitting. As a measure of safety, the site will be fenced off during construction and residents are requested to refrain from entering the park.  

    For more information about this new park, contact Kristina White, Project Manager, at 905-747-6397 or kristina.white@richmondhill.ca.



    Future Parkette on Mancini Crescent (yet to be named) - Design Underway
    A new parkette on Mancini Crescent, near Jefferson Forest Drive (north of 19th Avenue, west of Bayview Avenue) is currently in the preliminary design stage. The parkette will include a junior and senior playground, seating areas and plantings. A public meeting will be held in September 2014. Construction is proposed for 2015, pending budget approval.

    Future Mancini Crescent Parkette Location Map [PDF]

    For more information, please contact Kristina White, Project Manager at 905-747-6397 or kristina.white@richmondhill.ca.




    Future Park on Alpaca Drive (yet to be named) - Design Underway
    A new park on Alpaca Drive (north of Tower Hill Road and west of Yonge Street) is currently in the preliminary design stage. The park may include tennis courts, adventure playgrounds, a shade structure and plantings. Construction is proposed for 2015, pending budget approval.

    PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, July 3, 7-8:30 p.m. at Elgin West Community Centre (Palisade Room), 11099 Bathurst Street
    Residents are invited to drop by a public open house to review and comment on the design proposal for this new park. Town staff will be on-hand for informal discussions.

    Public Open House Notice [PDF]
    Presentation Panels [PDF]
    Site Context Map & Images [PDF]

    To comment on the proposed design, please fill out the comment sheet at the link below and return to the Town's Project Manager by July 17.

    Comment Sheet [PDF]

    For more information, please contact Mike McCallum, Project Manager Capital Parks and Open Spaces, at 905-771-2469 or mike.mccallum@richmondhill.ca.



    Saigeon Trail extension between Towerhill Road and Jefferson Sideroad - Design Underway
    An extension of the Saigeon Trail is in the planning stages. Construction is planned for 2015, pending budget approval.

    PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, July 3, 7-8:30 p.m. at Elgin West Community Centre (Palisade Room), 11099 Bathurst Street
    Residents are invited to drop by a public open house to review and comment on the design proposal for this new trail. Town staff will be on-hand for informal discussions.

    Proposed Saigeon Trail Extension Presentation Panels [PDF]
    Proposed Saigeon Trail Extension Context Map & Images [PDF]
    Proposed Saigeon Trail Extension Map [PDF]
    Public Open House Notice [PDF]

    To comment on the proposed design, please fill out the comment sheet at the link below and return to the Town's Project Manager by July 17.

    Comment Sheet [PDF]

    For more information, please contact James Condron, Project Manager, at 905-771-2486 or james.condron@richmondhill.ca.






    Future Park on Rothbury Road at Mayan Avenue (proposed name Pattern Park) - Construction Underway 
    This new community park design includes a senior soccer field, multi-sports court, junior and senior playgrounds, a splash pad and more!

    Town staff and the project design team held a public open house in September 2013 to discuss the proposed design with the community.

    Pattern Park Presentation Panels [PDF]

    Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by June 2015, weather permitting. As a measure of safety, the site will be fenced off during construction and all residents are asked to avoid entering the area.

    For more information, please contact James Condron, Project Manager, at 905-771-2486 or james.condron@richmondhill.ca.




    Future Park on Milos Road (proposed name Philips Ridge Park) - Construction Underway
    A new park on Milos Road, off of Philips View Crescent is currently in the design stage. The park may include a junior soccer field, multi-sports court, junior and senior playgrounds, shade structure, and plantings.

    Town staff and the project design team held a public open house on Thursday, October 3 to discuss the proposed design with the community.

    Philips Ridge Park Presentation Panels [PDF]

    Construction is scheduled to take place from July 2014 to May 2015, weather permitting. As a measure of safety, portions of the site will be fenced off during construction and all residents are asked to avoid entering the area. 

    For more information, please contact Mike McCallum, Project Manager Capital Parks and Open Spaces, at 905-771-2469 or mike.mccallum@richmondhill.ca.





    Lake Wilcox Park - Construction Underway
    The Lake Wilcox shoreline is getting a makeover! Construction of Lake Wilcox Park (formerly Sunset Beach Park) is underway. For more information on this project visit, RichmondHill.ca/LakeWilcoxPark.




    Future Parkette on Paradelle Drive at Worthington Avenue (proposed name Fiddlehead Parkette)Construction Underway
    This new parkette design is for a passive park with unique planting and seating opportunities. Town staff and the project design team held a public open house in December 2013 to discuss the proposed design with the community.

    Construction will take place from mid-July to the end of August 2014, weather permitting. As a measure of safety, the site will be fenced off during construction and all residents are asked to avoid entering the area.

    Fiddlehead Parkette Proposed Design Concept [PDF]

    For more information, please contact James Condron, Project Manager, at 905-771-2486 or james.condron@richmondhill.ca.



    ENHANCEMENTS TO CURRENT PARKS


    Oak Ridges Meadow Park Improvements - Design underway
    The Town is planning to replace the playground at Oak Ridges Meadow and upgrading it to meet current standards and demands, along with a trail system connecting Penny Place and George Street. We are currently in the design stage. Construction is proposed for 2015, pending budget approval.

    A public open house will be held later this year to discuss the proposed design with the community.

    For more information, contact John Tiberio, Project Manager at 905-747-6389 or john.tiberio@richmondhill.ca.




    William Harrison Park – Construction underway
    The Town is expanding the existing William Harrison Park to include the additional land on the north end of the park. Improvements will include a shade structure, planting, site furnishings and walkway connections.

    Town staff held a public open house on Wednesday, September 25 to discuss the proposed design with the community.

    William Harrison Park Presentation Panels [PDF]

    Construction is scheduled to take place from June to October 2014, weather permitting. As a measure of safety, portions of the site will be fenced off during construction and all residents are asked to avoid entering the area. The tennis courts and playgrounds will remain open during construction.

    For more information, please contact Mike McCallum, Project Manager at 905-771-2469 or mike.mccallum@richmondhill.ca.




    Richvale Greenway North Bridge Replacement – Design Underway
    The Town is planning to replace an existing pedestrian bridge that crosses the East Don River located north of May Street, east of Kersey Crescent. Stream rehabilitation work may also be required. We are currently in the design stage. Construction is proposed for 2015 pending budget approval.

    Richvale Greenway North Bridge Location Map [PDF]

    For more information, please contact John Tiberio, Project Manager at 905-747-6389 or john.tiberio@richmondhill.ca.



    Vanderburgh Parkette – Construction to begin in spring 2014
    The Town will be replacing some facilities within Vanderburgh Park and upgrading them to meet current demands. We are currently in the design stage. Construction is proposed for 2014, pending budget approval.

    A Public Open House was held on Wednesday, September 18, to allow the community to review and comment on the proposed redesign for the park.

    Vanderburgh Parkette Presentation Panels [PDF]

    Vanderburgh Park Map [PDF]

    For more information, please contact John Tiberio, Project Manager at 905-747-6389 or john.tiberio@richmondhill.ca.



    East Humber Trail Pheasant Drive Connection - Design Underway
    Design work for the East Humber Trail Pheasant Drive Connection is underway. Construction is proposed for 2014, pending budget approval.

    For more information, please contact Charlie Li, Landscape Design Associate, at 905-747-6334 or charlie.li@richmondhill.ca.

    East Humber Trail Pheasant Drive Connection Map [PDF]
    East Humber Trail Pheasant Drive Connection Site Plan [PDF]
    East Humber Trail Pheasant Drive Connection Concept Design [PDF]



    Wood’s Park Bridge Replacement – Construction to begin in summer 2014
    This project involves the construction of pedestrian bridge to replace the one removed due to safety concerns, as well as tree/shrub planting, sodding and trail improvement to provide a pedestrian connection from the bridge to Carrville Road.

    Wood's Park Map [PDF]

    Construction is proposed to begin in 2014, pending budget approval. For more information, please contact Mike McCallum, Project Manager, Capital Parks & Open Spaces at mike.mccallum@richmondhill.ca.



    Gapper Park - Official Park Opening on Wednesday, July 23, 6-8 p.m.
    Gapper Park proposed conceptGapper Park is located on Fern Avenue, north of 16th Avenue and west of Bayview Avenue. This 1.47-hectare (3.63 acre) park presently includes a junior and senior playground, walkway, pedestrian lighting, and mini soccer field. Proposed improvements to the park will include a new junior and senior playground, new walkway, new pedestrian lighting, a shade structure, additional planting, and shifting the mini soccer field north to provide space to complete the walking loop along the south to Fern Avenue.

  • Gapper Park Existing Conditions [PDF]
  • Gapper Park Proposed Concept [PDF]
  • Gapper Park Proposed Playground Concept [PDF]
  • Gapper Park Site Features [PDF]

    For more information, please contact Kristina White, Project Manager at 905-747-6397 or kristina.white@richmondhill.ca.




    Mary Dawson Park - Construction underway
    Mary Dawson Park Landscape Concept PlanMary Dawson Park is located on Don Head Village Boulevard at Lund Street, across from St Anne’s Catholic School. The 2.3 hectare park was built in 1981 and renovated in 1994 to include a basketball court, ball diamond, open lawn and playground structures. The park forms an important link in the Richvale Greenway system.

    There are three underlying goals that drive the redevelopment of the park:

    1. To create a memorable destination along the greenway system.
    2. To strengthen the connection between the park’s design and the life story of Mary Dawson
    3. To augment the park’s hydrological system in order to strengthen its ecological function, while beautifying the park’s entrance.

    The existing basket basketball court, baseball field and playground area will stay in approximately the same locations they are currently found.

    A Public Open House was held in October 2011 for residents to review and comment on the proposed redevelopment plans. In response to the comments received by residents, staff have revised the concept to reflect the following changes:

  • Delete the garden area including trellis, oval pathway system and planting.
  • Delete pathway along the outfield of the baseball diamond
  • Address the drainage issue located at the northwest corner of the park.

    Pending budget approval, this project will be constructed in the summer of 2013.

  • Mary Dawson Revised Concept Plan [PDF]
  • Mary Dawson Landscape Concept Plan [PDF]
  • Mary Dawson Main Entrance [PDF]
  • Mary Dawson Shade Structure & Play Area [PDF]
  • Mary Dawson Images [PDF]
  • Mary Dawson Profile Board [PDF]

    For more information please contact John Tiberio, Landscape Architect at jtiberio@richmondhill.ca.



    Weldrick - Nightstar Pedestrian Bridge - Construction to begin in 2013
    The existing pedestrian bridge crossing German Mills Creek will be relocated and replaced with a new, artistically enhanced bridge.

    Current and Proposed Weldrick Bridge Location [PDF]

    For more information, please contact Mike McCallum, Landscape Architect at mike.mccallum@richmondhill.ca.



    Newberry Park Tennis Court Improvements - Construction to begin September 2014
    The existing tennis courts at Newberry Park (on Bernard Avenue, north of Elgin Mills Road and east of Yonge Street) are in need of a new colour-coated surface. This improvement is proposed for the month of September.  

    Newberry Park Location Map [PDF]

    For more information, please contact Kristina White, Project Manager at kristina.white@richmondhill.ca.



    Crosby Park Home Run Fence Replacement - Design Underway
    The replacement of the existing baseball home run fence at Crosby Park is proposed for 2015 subject to budget approval. The construction is to be completed prior to the start of the baseball season. For more information, please contact Samuel Ng, Project Manager at samuel.ng@richmondhill.ca or call 905-747-6463.

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