The City is currently in the process of designing a new park in Lawrence Heights as part of the Lawrence-Allen Redevelopment project. The yet-to-be-named park will include a playground, walkways and planting. In addition, it is anticipated that public art shall be incorporated in the development of the park.
This timeline is subject to change.
The detailed design for the new park is nearly complete. The timing for the park site work is dependent on TCHC’s work at the development adjacent to the park. Procurement of construction services is anticipated for late 2022 with construction beginning in 2023, pending the completion of the roads surrounding the park.
Next steps include detailed design development which will take us the rest of 2020 to complete, and tendering of the work would likely be over the winter into 2021. Because the park site works cannot begin until the adjacent roads and servicing to the park are complete, timing for the park tender and for park construction is dependent on TCHC’s timing on the development adjacent the park. At this time, we anticipate on site park works to begin sometime in 2022, dependant on the timing of the adjacent road and servicing works.
The Project team presented residents with the general plan for the park and discussed the playground and other play options that residents would like included. Swings, slides, separate junior and senior structures, were all things residents asked us to consider in the playground design. Seating throughout the park was also a big priority for residents which we are to consider in the detailed design stage as we move forward.
The Project Team was invited to give a 45-minute presentation at a community meeting for the Public Art Plan. Approximately 45 members of the public attended this event that included a brief presentation and activity. The favoured park features at this meeting were seating areas, plantings and walkways.
This meeting was held at St. Margaret’s School (Beatrice Campus) and consisted of a presentation, interactive activities and an open question period. Approximately 15 members of the public attended and communicated their top priorities for park features such as seating areas, plantings, playground(s) and public art.
This meeting took place at Lawrence Heights Community Centre and consisted of a presentation, interactive activities and an open question period. Approximately 15 members of the public were formally introduced to the project. The project team received feedback on park principles and concepts as well as ways to engage the community going forward.
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Download the Lawrence Heights Triangular Park Conceptual Plan.