S.A.D.R.A Park is expanding due to a development at 1800 St. Clair Ave. West! The new park addition will be 857m2 and include a splash pad, shade structure, and various seating options.

  • August 2019 to 2021: Park design, approvals, and community engagement
  • 2020 to 2023: Construction of mid-rise condominium development
  • Summer 2022: Construction starts
  • 2023: Construction complete

This timeline is subject to change.

November 4, 2019

Park Walkthrough

The City and the developer hosted a walkthrough in the park with community members to collect site-specific feedback to address concerns with the proposed design and park improvements.

September 24, 2019

Public Meeting

A public meeting took place to share information about the existing site, examples of similar projects and two proposed design options. Key feedback from the community includes:

  • General support for the park proposal with concerns regarding the proposed design of the new splash pad
  • Upgrades to the existing S.A.D.R.A. Park were requested
  • A new Dogs Off-Leash area was requested for the park or nearby

Download the meeting presentation for more information.

Design Options

Two design options for the park expansion were presented to the community.

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Option 1

Park Design Option 1: includes a splash pad as main attraction at 10 metres length and 8 metres width. It has a boomerang shaped continuous concrete seatwall bench at north-east corner. At the south-east side of the splash pad is a canopy with benches. There will be a picnic bench and table sets, Muskoka chairs and park signs at lawn areas. In addition, water filling station will be provided located at the west side of the splash pad area. Lastly, benches, pebble seating and feature paving will be located at the west side of the park adjacent the Habitat for Humanity building.

 

Option 1 includes the following features:

  • A splash pad (10 metres long, eight metres wide)
  • A boomerang-shaped concrete seatwall at the north-east corner
  • Canopy and benches at the south-east corner
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Muskoka chairs
  • A water bottle filling station
  • Pebble seating and feature paving
Option 2

SADRA Park Design Option 2: includes an "oblong" shaped splash pad as main attraction at 15 metres length and 10 metres width. It has a continuous concrete seatwall bench, pebble seating and feature paving patterns at south-east corner. At the east side of the splash pad is a canopy with benches adjacent to water filling station. There will be a picnic bench and table sets, park signs and perennial planting at lawn areas around the park.

Option 2 includes the following features:

  • An “oblong” shaped splash pad (15 metres long, 10 metres wide)
  • A concrete seatwall at the south-east corner
  • Canopy and benches at the east corner
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • A water bottle filling station
  • Pebble seating and feature paving
  • New plantings at the lawn areas around the park

The design plan for the S.A.D.R.A. park expansion project with numbered labels showing the location of the park features and amenities. From bottom left to top rights, it includes a seating area near the splash pad, a picnic table, a shade structure with benches, a seating area and water fountain near existing green space at the north side of the park and the existing park trail.

  1. Seating area
  2. Splash pad
  3. Picnic table
  4. Shade structure with benches
  5. Seating area
  6. Water fountain
  7. Existing S.A.D.R.A. Park Trail

S.A.D.R.A. Park is a 1.2 hectare park located north of St. Clair Avenue West and Old Weston Road.

The park will be expanded by 857m2 (0.087 hectares) and is proposed to include:

  • Greenspace, including space for large shade trees
  • Splash pad
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Pergola for shade
  • Water bottle filling station

Layout of the proposed extension to SADRA Park located between the existing park and proposed residential development (Block A-E) and Habitat for Humanity (Block F) development.