Parks Projects

New parks and open spaces

We're developing new parks and open spaces for you and your family to enjoy. Here's a list of projects currently underway:

Direzze to Oxford Trail Connection - On Hold

We're planning a new trail connection between Oxford Street and Direzze Court. We are currently in the design stage. Opportunity to review and comment on the proposed design will be provided.

Email Project Manager, John Tiberio for more information or call him at 905-747-6389.

Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail - Construction underway

The Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail will be a 121 km recreational and commuter trail connecting Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario. It will form a key spine of York Region and the City of Toronto's active transportation network providing new opportunities for both recreational and commuter traffic to explore the region and to travel on dedicated and comfortable cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

In Richmond Hill, the Lake to Lake route will span 14 km in a north-south direction from Bloomington Road to Highway 7, connecting with planned sections of the Lake to Lake Route in Aurora and Markham. As of January 2017, 4 km of the route within Richmond Hill are complete.

For information about this project, visit RichmondHill.ca/LaketoLake.

Macleod Estate Trail - Construction pending

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the City of Richmond Hill are working in partnership to construct a new 800-metre multi-use trail connection from the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR) trail to the Silver Maple Road. 

For information about this project, visit Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Private Charles Hill Park - Design underway

Plans are underway for a new parkette at the west end of Shining Willow Court next to Duncombe Lane. The park will include a playground, pathways, site furniture, and planting. Construction is planned for 2021.

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed designs from December 2020 to January 8, 2021 and staff are reviewing the feedback received.

Email Project Manager, James Condron for more information or call him at 905-771-2486.

Sunnywood Local Park - Design Underway 

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed designs for Sunnywood Local Park located on Sunnywood Crescent, west of Yonge Street, south of Westwood Lane and north of Roosevelt Drive on the west side of the Richmond Hill Centre.

Concept B – Pearl Garden was selected as the preferred design. The park will include a playground, fitness equipment, multi-use trail, pedestrian paths, site furnishings and planting. Construction is proposed for 2021.

Email Michelle Dobbie, Manager of Park and Natural Heritage Planning for more information or call her 905-771-2467.

Improvements to current parks and trails

We also have a number of ongoing projects that will improve our parks and trails. These projects include:

Bayview Hill Community Park Revitalization Masterplan - Design underway

Plans are underway for the revitalization of Bayview Hill Community Park located at 114 Spadina Road. We are currently in the design stage. Opportunity to review and comment on the proposed design will be provided. 

Email Project Manager, John Tiberio for more information or call him at 905-747-6389.

Briar Nine Trail Connection – Design underway

Plans are underway for a new trail connection from Briar Nine Trail to Milbourne Lane (new development). We are currently in the design stage. 

Email Project Manager, Kristina White for more information or call her at 905-747-6397.

Fulton Parkette - Design underway

Plans are underway for the revitalization of Fulton Parkette located on Valleyford Avenue, south of Weldrick Road East and west of Bayview Avenue. This includes upgrades to the play equipment, curbs, safety surfacing, walkways, site furniture and half-basketball court. Construction is proposed for 2022 pending budget approval. 

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed designs from December 2020 to January 8, 2021.

Email Project Manager, Kristina White for more information or call her at 905-747-6397.

Horner Park - Design underway

Plans are underway for the improvements to the playground at Horner Park. The proposed playground design replaces the existing playground equipment and safety surfacing. Construction is proposed for 2021 pending possible grant funding and budget approval.

Residents were invited to comment on the revised design this summer and staff are reviewing feedback.

Email Project Manager, Mike McCallum, for more information or call him at 905-771-2469.

Humber Flats Mallard Marsh Playground Improvements - Design underway 

Plans are underway for the improvements to the playground at Humber Flats Mallard Marsh. The proposed playground design replaces the existing playground equipment and safety surfacing. Construction is proposed for 2021 pending possible grant funding and budget approval. 

Residents were invited to comment on the revised design this summer and staff are reviewing feedback.

Email Project Manager, Mike McCallum, for more information or call him at 905-771-2469.

Laurentian Park Faux Rock Replacement – Design Underway

Plans are underway for the removal and replacement of the existing faux rocks located around the playground at Laurentian Park. This park is located east of Selwyn Road, south of Alpaca Drive. Construction is proposed for 2021. 

As a measure of safety, the playground area will be closed during construction and residents are asked to refrain from entering the work area. Local residents will be notified prior to construction.  

Email Project Manager, John Tiberio for more information or call him at 905-747-6389.

Lennox Park - Construction underway

Construction is underway for the revitalization of Lennox Park 176 Palmer Drive. Construction is schedule to be completed by Fall 2021, weather permitting.

As a measure of safety, the park will be closed during construction and residents are asked to refrain from entering the site. Thank you in advance for your patience during the construction phase of this project.  

Email Project Manager, Mike McCallum, for more information or call him at 905-771-2469.

Minthorn Park - Design underway

Plans are underway for improvements to the playground and shade structure at Minthorn Park located at 13726 Yonge Street (west of Yonge Street, south of Bloomington Sideroad). Opportunity to review and comment on the proposed design will be provided. Construction is proposed for 2022 pending budget approval.

Email Project Manager, John Tiberio for more information or call him at 905-747-6389.

Palmer Park - Design underway

Plans are underway for the revitalization of Palmer Park. This includes upgrades to the playground, parking lot, lighting, mini soccer fields, site furnishings, walkways, a new shade structure, chain link fence along CN Railway and tree plantings. Construction is proposed for 2022 pending budget approval. 

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed design from June 29 to July 24, 2020.

Email Project Manager, Kristina White for more information or call her at 905-747-6397.

Phillips Park - Construction Underway 

Construction will soon be underway for the improvements to the playground and trail at Phillips Park located at 25 Rubin Street, east of Bayview Avenue and south of 16th Avenue. Construction is schedule to be completed by late fall, weather permitting.

As a measure of safety, the park will be closed during construction and residents are asked to refrain from entering the playground and trail. Thank you in advance for your patience during the construction phase of this project.

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed design from December 2020 to January 8, 2021.

Email Project Manager, Kristina White for more information or call her at 905-747-6397.

Rumble Pond Park South Trail Improvements - Design underway

Plans are underway for the repair and replacement of the Rumble Pond Park South Trail system. This trail system is located east of Bathurst Street and south of Mill Street. The proposed work includes upgrades to the playground, pathway, bridge crossings and steps. Construction is proposed for 2024 pending budget approval

Email Project Manager, John Tiberio for more information or call him at 905-747-6389. 

Russell Farm Park - Construction delayed

Construction has been delayed due to the later than expected delivery date of the play equipment. This project includes the removal and replacement of the playground at Russell Farm Park located at 290 Bantry Avenue. Anticipated completion is Fall 2021, weather permitting.

As a measure of safety, the park will be closed during construction and residents are asked to refrain from entering the site. Thank you in advance for your patience during the construction phase of this project.

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed design from June 29 to July 24, 2020.

Email Project Manager, Kristina White for more information or call her at 905-747-6397.

Silver Stream Park Waterplay Replacement - Design underway

Plans are underway for the replacement of the waterplay at Silver Stream Park located on Wayside Avenue, east of Shirley Drive. The proposed work includes the replacement of the waterplay features, system components, concrete surfacing and plumbing. Opportunity to review and comment on the proposed design will be provided. Construction is proposed for 2022 pending budget approval.

Email Project Manager, John Tiberio for more information or call him at 905-747-6389.

Town Park - Master Plan Process underway

The City is developing a Master Plan for Town Park (including William H. Graham Parkette).

The purpose of the Master Plan is to determine an overall vision and layout for a revitalized Town Park. We are interested in hearing about your vision for Town Park. What facilities would you like to see at Town Park? How could Town Park be improved to help animate the downtown?

If you would like to receive notifications and updates about the project, please email Michelle Dobbie, Manager of Park and Natural Heritage Planning or call her at 905-771-2467.

Windham Parkette - Construction underway

Construction is underway for the removal and replacement of the playground and pedestrian bridge at Windham Parkette located at 60 Naughton Drive. Construction is schedule to be completed by Fall 2021, weather permitting.

As a measure of safety, the park will be closed during construction and residents are asked to refrain from entering the site. Thank you in advance for your patience during the construction phase of this project.

Residents were invited to comment on the proposed designs from December 2020 to January 8, 2021.

Email Project Manager, Mike McCallum, for more information or call him at 905-771-2469.