The park construction is underway and anticipated to be substantially complete by fall 2021.
The City is constructing a new park at 5055 Fairwind Drive. Cooksville Creek flows diagonally through the site, separating the land into east and west parcels. Park 525 (west of the creek) is much larger than Park 524 (to the east) and contains a number of natural features that will be integrated into the park’s development.
The project’s objective is to create an all-season community park with outdoor recreational amenities, trails and passive uses including natural areas and stormwater management features.
A new Fire Station (FS120) shares the site, just west of Cooksville Creek on Eglinton Avenue West. The fire station was constructed in 2019
The City uses its Future Directions Master Plan and community feedback to make recommendations and decisions about programming and designing community parks.
The project was planned through a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA), Schedule B Process.
Features and amenities
- Adventure playground
- Two outdoor fitness stations
- Bench fitness
- Two tennis courts
- Basketball court
- Interactive public art feature
- Open playfield
- Natural ice rink
- Shade structure
- Trail lighting
- Parking lot
- Meadow and wetland restoration planting
- Green stormwater management features
- Existing wetland
- Sidewalk extension at Fairwind Drive
Public Information Centre 1
A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on June 5, 2018, at Cooksville Creek Public School to share information about the park’s land features and preliminary park program.
Public Information Centre 2
A second Public Information Centre was held on September 26, 2018, at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School. This meeting provided an update on the project including findings of first Public Information Centre, results of the completed site investigations, site constraints and opportunities as well as preliminary design options for the park.
- Notice of Public Information Centre #2
- Conceptual Design – Option #1
- Conceptual Design – Option #2
- New Updated Final Development Concept Plan
EA notices and reports