Danville Park was designed and developed with year-round activity in mind. The site includes a premiere cricket site suitable for tournament play and a toboggan hill with accessible pathways to the top of the hill.
In addition, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) partnered with the City of Mississauga to create an Airplane Viewing Platform at the park’s pinnacle. Funded by the GTAA and soaring 25 metres above the surrounding area, the Platform is an excellent location for viewing planes leaving Pearson International Airport and celebrates the aircraft industry’s contribution to Mississauga’s development.
In an effort to develop a four season use park with recreational facilities, passive use and supporting amenties along the HWY 410 Parkway Belt corridor between HWY 401 and Courtneypark Drive East, the parkland offers tournament play cricket fields, pedestrian and cycling experiences for all abilities, a toboggan hill and provides infrastructure to accommodate future amenities such as sport lighting and washrooms and change rooms. This project implements recommendations in the Parks and Forestry 2014 Future Directions Master Plan.
Goals and objectives
The goal of the project was to provide new facilities that are geared to the neighbourhood while creating a safe, healthy and vibrant community park. Objectives included:
- Create a healthy, safe, accessible public environment
- Provide for recreational activities that complement and take advantage of the site’s unique topography
- Establish a unique park identity
- Protect and enhance existing storm water systems and create natural areas
- Design and construct with an environmentally responsible approach
- Design with a regard for maintenance efficiency