The park will expand the existing Scholars’ Green to provide new open lawn areas, walkways and amenity spaces, and include environmentally sustainable features, such as permeable pavements, on-site stormwater management, LED light fixtures, and native plantings.
The outcomes of public engagement (conducted in 2015 and 2018) showed the public’s desire for a park that acts as a hub for social engagement within an urban forest. The City worked with ideas generated during the public engagement to design Scholars’ Green Phase 2.
Construction is planned to begin in spring 2022 and is expected to be complete and open for public use by spring 2023.
The work is being funded, in part, by Sheridan College.
The following images are conceptual only and subject to change.
Questions and answers
The new park will include the following features and amenities:
- Walkways, specialty pavements and tree plantings
- Open lawn areas, comprised of natural grass and artificial turf
- Outdoor fitness area
- Outdoor café-style, seating and lounge areas
- Fixed ping pong tables
- Streetscape improvements, including a multi-use trail along Rathburn Road West boulevard
Yes. Scholars’ Green Phase 2 is a community park, which will be open and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
Scholars’ Green Phase 2 is 1.5 acres (0.61 hectares).
Scholar’s Green Phase 2 includes the following environmentally sustainable features:
- A variety of porous paving materials, granite chips, artificial grass and sod to aid in groundwater infiltration
- FILTERPAVE®, a porous pavement made with 100% post-consumer recycled glass, as an accent paving, creating a completely accessible surface
- Structural soil to maintain the integrity of the paving and support tree growth
- A subsurface drainage system built to handle extreme storm events
- Low flow irrigation technology for water efficiency, as well as porous areas to serve as supplemental watering for trees and the recharging of ground water
- Plant material consisting of drought tolerant, salt tolerant, non-invasive and native materials to provide habitat, diversity and shade to the park and to represent the original Southern Ontario Deciduous forest
- LED light fixtures
- A multi-use trail connection along Rathburn Road West, bike racks and connections to transit in support of Active Transportation
- An outdoor fitness area to support physical activity and active lifestyles
Outdoor fitness areas in parks are available to everyone and increase opportunities for physical fitness to support active lifestyles.
Yes. The City has implemented over 30 outdoor fitness areas across Mississauga. Find one near you.