Previously known as Hupfield Park, Viola Desmond Park was renamed in 2018 as part of a local community initiative. The park is nestled between Sacred Heart Catholic School and Mary Shadd Public School in the Malvern Community.

Project Timeline

  • Spring 2020 to summer 2020: design development phase
  • Summer 2020 to winter 2020: construction procurement phase
  • Spring 2021 to summer 2021: construction phase

The timeline is subject to change.

About the Project

As part of the initiative in 2018, community members identified that certain areas of the park were in need of an upgrade.

The City will be working with the local Councillor and community to determine the most appropriate upgrades to Viola Desmond Park. The scope of work, public consultation and final design details will be posted as they become available.

Get Involved

April 6, 2020

Public Meeting

  • Malvern Public Library Auditorium, 30 Sewells Rd.
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A public meeting is being held to discuss opportunities for park improvements and gather input and feedback from community members. Feedback from this meeting and correspondence with community members will be used to inform the concept and develop the final park design.

July 18, 2020

Community Pop-up

A Pop-Up in Neilson Park is scheduled to take place during Junior Carnival and Family Day to present the design concept(s) for the park. Feedback from this event will be taken into consideration in the development of the final detailed park design.