The City is planning improvements to Viola Desmond Park and will be engaging the local community to determine a new site-appropriate park enhancement that will meet the needs of park users.

Project Timeline

  • Spring 2021: Design development phase
  • Fall 2021: Hire construction team
  • Spring 2022: Construction starts
  • Early Summer 2022: Construction Complete

The timeline is subject to change.


Viola Desmond Park, previously known as Hupfield Park, was renamed in 2018 as part of a local community initiative. As part of this initiative, community members identified certain areas of the park as being in need of an upgrade. The City is working with the local Councillor and community to determine the most appropriate improvements. The overall scope of work will be developed through consultation with the community.

Fall 2020

Online Survey

A survey was held to gather community feedback and preferences on potential park upgrades.

Download the survey feedback summary.