The City is expanding Charles G. Williams Park and making improvements to the existing playground to better serve the community’s needs!
Charles G. Williams Park is a small park located at 75 Wabash Ave., near Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West. The park features a mature tree canopy, a basketball court, wading pool and a children’s playground. The City is planning to improve and expand the existing park.
The timeline is subject to change.
The Project Team consulted the community and local community groups on the design of the park improvements. The scope of work includes:
Construction for this project is to be determined and pending site plan approval. The timeline is subject to change.
As part of the townhouse development at 41 Wabash Ave., the property developer is dedicating new land to further expand the eastern edge of the park. The expansion will be 1.5 metres wide and 77 metres long, for a total expansion of 115.7m2.
The existing concrete wall will be removed and replaced with a metal fence in some locations. This new fence will match the existing fence along the north and west sides of the park. A new 2.4-metre high barrier wall will replace the existing concrete wall next to the basketball court and will be extended on either end to reduce conflict between park users and the new residents at 41 Wabash Ave.
A virtual stakeholder meeting is taking place to gather feedback on park expansion. The feedback gathered from this meeting will inform the materials and length of the new replacement wall along the new park boundary and the existing basketball court.
A public meeting was facilitated by the Councillor to gather feedback from the community on the design of the park improvements. MEP Design Inc. presented various playground options, water play features and park amenities. The meeting was well attended and the feedback informed the final concept design, which received positive feedback from the Friends of Charles G. Williams Park community group.
The final park improvement plan was circulated in January 2020:
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