In response to community feedback and a 2019 Feasibility Study, the City is improving Topham Park to provide a safer and more accessible experience for park users. The project is organized by two scopes of work: clubhouse improvements, and playground and water play improvements, which have different construction timelines.

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July 2019

Public Meeting

On July 11, 2019, the City presented details describing the intent to create a comprehensive and integrated mater plan for the clubhouse, playground, water play at the east end of the park. The concepts were presented and discussed with the community.

Download the meeting summary.

2019 Feasibility Study

The City conducted a Feasibility Study to address the improvements to the clubhouse, playground and wading pool in the park. The purpose of the study was to arrive at a supported plan to inform the future detailed design of the park improvements.

Download the 2019 Feasibility Report.

September 2018

Stakeholder Meeting

On September 13, 2018, a meeting took place to discuss the consultant’s design plans and to determine the preferred design direction for the project. The feedback collected at this meeting will inform the design during the community engagement process.

Download the meeting summary.

July 2018

Stakeholder Meeting

On July 18, 2018, in preparation for the master plan and schematic design, the project team presented information regarding the project, including costing for the integrated clubhouse, playground and wading pool improvements. It was noted that the sports field improvements will not be included in this plan.

Download the meeting summary.

Project Timeline

Phase 1

  • Summer 2019: Community engagement
  • Winter 2020: Hire a design consultant
  • Spring 2021: Design
  • Fall 2021: Hire a construction team
  • June 2023: Construction starts
  • December 2023: Construction complete

The existing clubhouse is located at the north end of the park and will be renovated in order to better align with the community’s needs. State-of-good-repair work will also be completed to ensure the life of the building. The clubhouse design was developed using community feedback and includes:

  • Two large community rooms that will allow for flexible space, including sinks and counter space for community programming
  • Snack bar/community serving area
  • Washrooms, including an accessible (AODA) washroom with automatic door operators
  • Storage space
  • New exterior doors that improve traffic flow and allow direct access to community rooms
  • A centralized reception desk
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • Roof replacement
  • A chemical storage closet and eyewash station

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The Concept Plan for the clubhouse improvements in Topham Park include a full renovation of the existing clubhouse in order to better align with the community's needs. The existing snack bar and pantry will be consolidated to create a community servery, a new centralized reception desk added, universal washroom with automatic door operators, additional new storage, large community rooms to allow for community programming and a replacement of the roof structure and windows to improve energy efficiency.

Renderings


Project Timeline

Phase 2

  • Spring to Summer 2022: Community engagement and design development
  • Summer to Fall 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Winter to Summer 2023: Design Development
  • Fall 2023: Construction starts (after Clubhouse construction is complete)
  • Spring 2024: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

The City is improving the playground and wading pool in the park as part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds and water play areas provide safe and accessible fun for years to come. The improved playground and water play area will include:

  • A new playground and play elements
  • A splash pad (replacing the wading pool) Improved accessibility
  • Accessible seating
  • Updated amenities (e.g. water fountain)
  • Improved layout

The playground and water play design will align with the preferred Meadow design from the 2019 Topham Park Master Plan.