Park Renovation Surveys

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Devon Down Park

We are excited to share that we will be continuing our playground replacement and rehabilitation program and the playground at Devon Down Park is scheduled for an upgrade. Staff is working to develop plans for this exciting upgrade and construction is scheduled for 2020.

Devon Down Park is approximately six acres in size with access along Devon Street, Cornwall Street and Abigail Ave. This park is also within walking distance of the Brantford General Hospital. As part of our Parks and Recreation Masterplan, our goal is to ensure there are recreation opportunities within a 400m walking distance of every resident. Additional recreational opportunities include Cityview Park that overlaps within a 400m buffer. Please note that while some parks may fall within a 400m buffer circle around Devon Down Park, walking distance may be increased due to location and availability of sidewalks, train tracks and bridges or main arterial roads.

Devon Down Park is one of many neighbourhood parks that include programmedsports fields. This park is home to both a highly programmed soccer field and baseball diamond. It also includes a small playground area, skating rink in the winter and open grass area. Approximately 0.2 acres in the park is currently used for the existing playground area that includes a two-bay swing set and a junior platform play structure and a senior platform play structure.

The proposed design for Devon Down Park is available to review.

Please visit our Current Projects page to see up-to-date information as the project progresses throughout 2020.

Devon Down Park Survey

Moose Park

We are excited to share that we will be continuing our playground replacement andrehabilitation program and the playground at Moose Park is scheduled for an upgrade. Staff is working to develop plans for this exciting upgrade and construction is scheduled for 2020.

Moose Park is a small neighbourhood park approximately 0.7 acres in size with access along Webling Street and Bishop Street. As part of our Parks and Recreation Masterplan, our goal is to ensure there are recreation opportunities within a 400m walking distance of every resident. Other parks with with playgrounds that overlap within a 400m buffer of Moose Park include Tutela Park, Parson’s Park and Bellview Park. Please note that while some parks may fall within a 400m buffer circle around the park, walking distance may be increased due to location and availability of sidewalks, train tracks and bridges or main arterial roads.

Moose Park includes multi-use asphalt pad, small playground area and skating rink in the winter. Approximately 0.1 acres in the park is currently used for the existing playground area that includes a two-bay swing set and a small platform play structure.

The proposed design for Moose Park is available to review.

Please visit our Current Projects page to see up-to-date information as the project progresses throughout 2020.

Moose Park Survey

Pleasant Ridge Park

We are excited to share that we will be continuing our playground replacement and rehabilitation program and the playground at Pleasant Ridge Park is scheduled for an upgrade. Staff is working to develop plans for this exciting upgrade and construction is scheduled for 2020.

Pleasant Ridge Park is a small neighbourhood park approximately 2.5 acres in size with access points from three different roads: Kinnard Road, Elderwood Avenue and Glendale Road. As part of our Parks and Recreation Masterplan, our goal is to ensure there are recreation opportunities within a 400m walking distance of every resident. Pleasant Ridge Park currently services the entire neighbourhood of Oakhill Drive. Although Brantford’s well-used trail system is within easy walking distance, other recreational opportunities are limited.

Pleasant Ridge Park currently includes a multi-use pad with full-court basketball and ball hockey (ice rink in the winter), an unprogrammed baseball diamond, a storage/community building and small playground area. Approximately 0.1 acres in the park is currently used for the existing playground area that includes a two-bay swing set, a dome climber and a platform play structure. The existing playground equipment has outlived its intended lifespan and requires replacement.

The existing playground equipment is currently located along the perimeter of the multi-use pad, within 7m of Elderwood Avenue and 9m of Kinnard Road (existing bus route). 

The new playground design will feature accessible asphalt pathways, new play equipment and swings, accessible wood fibre safety surfacing, trees and benches.  Playground elements are clustered together to provide a fun, more comprehensive play experience and to allow for easy supervision of more than one child. New playground installations also require a setback from roadways for safety. Design staff will try to provide generous setbacks greater than 15m (minimum) where possible.

Note: Formal programming of the baseball diamond has not been in place for many years and the diamond is slated for removal in the new playground design. The park is too small to house an active diamond with an adequate outfield. The diamond was decommissioned for programming due to the close proximity of the adjacent properties and limited parking.

Based on community feedback, it is our understanding that the baseball diamond is primarily being used by leagues from other parts of the city for practice. Use of diamonds for league play and practice requires a permit from Parks and Recreation. 

An open lawn area for a variety of informal play (throwing, kicking a ball, frisbee, tag, pick up baseball and other informal games) is proposed in the area where the diamond is currently located.

A site plan of Pleasant Ridge Park is available for review.

Please visit our Current Projects page to see up-to-date information as the project progresses throughout 2020.

Pleasant Ridge Park Survey

Spring Street Buck Park

We are excited to share that we will be continuing our playground replacement and rehabilitation program and the playground at Spring Street Buck Park is scheduled for an upgrade. Staff is working to develop plans for this exciting upgrade and construction is scheduled for 2020.

Spring Street Buck Park is approximately four acres in size with access along Spring Street. As part of our Parks and Recreation Masterplan, our goal is to ensure there are recreation opportunities within a 400m walking distance of every resident. Other parks that have playgrounds that overlap within a 400m buffer of Spring Street Buck Park include Dufferin Park and Robert Moore Park. Please note that while some parks may fall within a 400m buffer circle around the park, walking distance may be increased due to location and availability of sidewalks, train tracks and bridges or main arterial roads.

Spring Street Buck Park includes a multi-use asphalt pad, small playground area, skating rink in the winter and open grass area. This park is also the site of a community garden. Approximately 0.1 acres in the park is currently used for the existing playground area that includes a two-bay swing set and a platform play structure.

The proposed design for Spring Street Buck Park is available to review.

Please visit our Current Projects page to see up-to-date information as the project progresses throughout 2020.

Spring Street Buck Survey