This expansion will provide new park space, trails and two pedestrian bridges to residents in Mississauga and is supported by the Credit River Park Strategy (2013). Public engagement for the park was completed as part of the Credit River Park Strategy (2013). Additionally, public engagement for the pedestrian bridge locations and connecting trails was completed as part of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2021) (MCEA) process.
The MCEA was completed in March 2021 confirming the preferred route as Alternative 3 – Southern Route.
The Credit Meadows park expansion will follow the recommendations of the MCEA and be developed in phases over time.
The following park features will be included in Phase 1 of construction, as budget allows:
- Existing laneway and entrance improvements off Creditview Road
- 2 pedestrian bridges crossing the Credit River
- Multi-use trails and connections to bridges
- Natural areas protection and enhancement
- Interpretive signage
A temporary construction access route from Creditview Road through the southern portion of Credit Meadows is required to construct the pedestrian bridges. In order to minimize re-work and limit disturbance to the area, the City is proposing to align the construction access route with the future multi-use trail planned for Credit Meadows within the southern portion.
The trail alignment will connect the existing parking lot at Creditview Road to the pedestrian bridges while minimizing disturbance to existing trees, natural areas, woodlands and meadows.
the City is assessing the existing informal trails and their impact on the land. No decision has been made on their inclusion within the permanent trail connection. There are currently no plans to manage or change these trails.
Phase 1 construction is scheduled to start late 2022.
A focused and targeted virtual public meeting took place on February 2, 2022. Residents in the surrounding area of the park were invited to attend. Staff presented the proposed trail alignments and provided opportunities for residents to give feedback.
There will be other opportunities in the future for residents to share their input on upcoming phases of development.
Questions and answers
Construction is scheduled to start late 2022.
The existing informal trails at Credit Meadows are outside the scope of this project and there are currently no plans to change them.
Yes, there are several transit stops close to this trail. Visit triplinx.ca to plan your trip or to locate transit stops.