The City is expanding Syd Cole Park by 3,019m2 (similar in size to the existing park) and is developing the park design with the help of community feedback! The expanded park area will likely feature a splash pad, and may include outdoor fitness equipment, swings, a ping pong table, game tables, and a plaza with shade structure.

  • February 2023: Hire a design team
  • Spring to Summer 2023: Community engagement
  • Fall to Winter 2023: Design development
  • Early Winter to Late Winter 2024: Detailed design
  • Early Spring 2026: Construction starts
  • Late Summer 2026: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

Level of Engagement

This project has been classified as a Consult project based on the International Association of Public Participation’s Public Participation Spectrum. This means we aim to obtain public feedback on existing analyses, alternatives, and/or proposals.

Sign Up for Updates

Sign Up Now

Sign up for updates related to the Syd Cole Park Expansion or unsubscribe from the mailing list.

During this phase of the community engagement process, the City and its design consultant will work with residents and stakeholders to define an overall vision for the park, and present two design options (called concept options) to the community for feedback, with the input collected used to develop a preferred design for the park expansion.

Anticipated community engagement activities in this phase include an online survey.

Anticipated outcomes in this phase:

  • Vision statement
  • Selection of a preferred design option

During this phase of the community engagement process, the City will share the preferred design option to the community. Once the preferred design is confirmed, the project will move into the detail design phase, where the design team will finalize the preferred design by working through the technical details and developing detailed plans and drawings to be used by the construction contractor.

Anticipated community engagement activities in this phase:

  • Online survey
  • In-person pop-up event

Anticipated outcomes in this phase include a refined preferred design.

Syd Cole Park opened to the public in 2017. The park currently includes:

  • A water and ship-themed playground with junior (ages two to five) and senior (ages five and up) play elements
  • Pathways with trees
  • Seating areas with benches
  • Water bottler filler
  • Bike racks

The existing park is being expanded as a result of a new townhouse development project at 3526 Lake Shore Blvd W. The project is funded by the developer and the City is coordinating and overseeing the design and construction.