Park Id/ Location Map
||A pathway linking the new washroom building to the Commissioners Road will be completed in 2012. Repairs to the
existing skate park are also being coordinated.
|Cedar Hollow Park
||This neighbourhood park will be developed by the City of
London in 2012.
into this parks design was received during a public meeting
held April 3 and through direct correspondence between the
period of March 13 through April 19. The park design will
include play equipment, swings, pathway system, new trees and
benches. Space for a possible future basketball court has been
incorporated into the overall park design. The
||The City of London was approached by the Fanshawe Optimists
with a proposal to fund the development of a child/youth
recreation amenity in Constitution Park. Constitution Park is a
District Park serving residents in an area generally bound by
Fanshawe Park Road E., Sunningdale Rd. E, Adelaide St. N. and
Highbury Avenue N. This is a wonderful opportunity for the City
and the neighbourhood and provides an occasion to review how the
park can best be developed to meet the surrounding community’s
A public meeting was held on March 21, 2013 to provide the
public with an opportunity to express their visions for the
park. Attached is a copy of the
used at the meeting.
Construction in the park would proceed in the summer/fall of
|Coronation Park North
||Construction of this new neighbourhood park will include a
playground, asphalt pathways, benches, a bike rack, signage, and
|Coves - Elmwood Gateway Park
||Future entrance to the Coves Environmentally Significant Area
from Elmwood Avenue. A
community meeting was
held on April 3, 2013. Suggestions from the public were
considered and added to the
revised concept plan. Construction will happen in two phases: site clean-up &
removals in the spring/early summer followed by park
construction in late summer/fall. Anyone interested in a
community garden at this location can contact .
||In the summer of 2012, the City of London will be installing
a playground within Creekside Park and constructing a pedestrian
pathway that will connect Privett Place and Blackwell Boulevard.
The attached map shows the park location and the proposed
The pathway system will be a combination of a woodchip hiking
trail and a granular surfaced path. This path system will
provide opportunities for neighbours to enjoy nature found in
the adjacent wetlands and grasslands.
|Earl Nichols Park
||Upgrade of the play area. Project to be completed by
the end of July; weather dependent.
|Foresthill Park & Foresthill Woods
||The subdivision developer in the Foresthill Subdivision will
be installing playground equipment and an asphalt pathway in a
new neighbourhood park located at 1955 Rolling Acres Boulevard.
This neighbourhood park will be expanded west in the future once
additional land is acquired by the City. The park is expected to
contain a playground and swings, mini-soccer field, asphalt
pathway, benches and trees. Opportunities also exist to install
a half basketball court. The
park plan is attached.
|Foxfield District Park
||The City of London expects construction of the new Foxfield
District Park to commence fall, 2012.
Letters describing the proposed park plan were mailed to
residents living in the Foxfield Subdivision on May 11 and a
Public open house was held on May 31, 2012. This revised
plan takes into account
received by the City of London (prior to June 30, 2012). A
detailed final plan will be
posted to the City of London web page in early September.
||Upgrade of the play area in the northwest corner of the
park. Project to be completed by the end of July; weather
||The existing Thames Valley Parkway between Highbury Avenue and Kilally Road will be repaved in 2012. The
City of London will also investigate opportunities to implement a pedestrian underpass below Highbury Avenue as part of this
|Lambeth Centennial Park
||Pathway extension to Kilborne Road
|Lambeth Optimist Park
Preferred option as discussed at the public meeting held on
April 26, 2012 includes expansion and reconfiguration of the
parking lot, relocation of the play area, and additional asphalt
pathways. Construction to be completed by the end of August.
||Please join Mayor Joe Fontana and guests this Friday for a
preview of the new Market Lane and a sneak peak of the
programmable light canopy composed of 1,430 LED coloured lights.
The canopy creates dynamic displays with moving, colour-shifting
lights. Different atmospheres are created reflecting the
changing of the seasons, special holidays and events.
The Preview will also help kick-off a week of special events in
downtown London for the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.
Market Lane will be fully opened for the public to enjoy from
March 8 - 17. The Lane will then be partially open on weekends
to allow exterior architectural work to proceed safely.
Anticipated full re-opening of Market Lane is planned for June
When: Friday March 8 at 7 pm
Where: Market Lane is the pedestrian laneway linking
Dundas Street to the north entrance of the Covent Garden Market,
just beside Fanshawe College’s future School of Applied and
|Maple Grove Park
||A new neighbourhood park will be constructed in the fall of
2012; works include a playground, swings, pathway, benches, bike
rack, signage, and trees. For more information please
click on the following
||The City of London has partnered with the London Home
Builders' Association to develop the
Cancer Survivors’ Garden in McKillop Park. The garden will
include a lookout onto the river, pathways, benches, tree
planting and gardens.
It is anticipated that the construction works will be completed
by the summer 2012.
|Meadowgate District Park
||Next phase of work includes a District level play area, asphalt pathways, site furniture, a naturalized area, and trees.
||Northcrest Park – Park Upgrades. The City of London’s
Parks Planning and Design Section invited Northcrest Park
neighbours to a public meeting
held on June 20, 2012 to discuss
potential upgrades to the park. This was a brainstorming
session to collect ideas on what changes would be desirable in
|Paul Haggis Park
||Construction of the pee-wee size ball diamond that began fall 2011 will be completed in the spring of 2012.
|Plane Tree District Park
||Additional public consultation is required before
implementing additional park amenities (multi-use court, tennis
court, etc.). A park open house will be held in the Fall 2012 and project completion is scheduled for
Fall 2012/Spring 2013.
||The City of London is currently extending the south terminus of the Thames Valley Parkway (TVP), north to Hamilton Road. Construction of this project is expected to be
completed by fall, 2012. This extension will link the TVP with pathways previously constructed along Pottersburg Creek north of
Hamilton Road in 2010.
||Construction of this new urban park in the Talbot Village Subdivision began October, 2011 and is expected to be complete by June 2012. This park contains playground equipment,
formal concrete walkways, seating areas and lighting.
|Riverbend District Park
||The Ministry of Natural Resources has reserved a small area in the park for Bobolink habitat. City and Ministry staff will
monitor the area.
It is anticipated that the park construction will be completed in the Spring 2011. Works include asphalting of pathways,
installation of picnic tables, benches and basketball nets and grass seeding of disturbed areas.
||A formal lookout and seating area, consistent with the approved Forks of the Thames Master Plan, will be constructed in
Riverside Park overlooking the Walter Blackburn Memorial Fountain in 2012. Attached is an
artist rendering and a
||This new neighbourhood park will feature a scenic lookout and an asphalt pathway connection.
||Three projects are planned:
- A small
park will be constructed at the west end of Springbank Park spring, 2012.
- An asphalt surface will be installed on the existing
gravel trail linking the West Springbank Gate parking lot
(near the gazebo) to the intersection of Commissioners Road
West and Boler Road.
- A new concrete patio will be installed around the
existing concession booth/washroom building located west of
the Springbank Gate Entrance (opposite North Street).
Phase 2 of the Mater Plan for the arboretum will include new
asphalt pathways around the conifer loop.
| Talbot Park
The City of London will be installing a playground structure and
swings in this neighbourhood park in the fall of 2012. There
will also be an asphalt pathway, park benches and new trees
installed and improvements made to an existing full size soccer
field. Space has been set aside for a future parking lot if
deemed necessary. Attached is a
letter and plan that was
distributed to surrounding residents.
|The Westdel Bourne Pathway
At the April 4, 2012 Public Meeting, it was decided to proceed
with the pathway construction in the western alignment of the
Westdel Bourne road allowance. The path will be offset as far as
possible from the large oak and maple trees; every effort will
be made to keep the path out of the trees’ crown canopy. The
asphalt path will be a 2 meters; dead hickory trees and invasive
buckthorn trees/plants will be removed to accommodate the path.
Trees and shrubs will be planted in the autumn 2012.
Construction will commence in June 2012.
||A pathway will be constructed between Valleyrun Boulevard and
Creekside Bend in 2012. Creekside Bend is a new road being
constructed in the next phase of subdivision development (Sunningdale
Meadows). This pathway will include a wooden boardwalk to
minimize grading impacts to the surrounding environment.
Attached is a concept plan describing this project.
|West County Buildings
||City of London Western Counties Health and Occupational
Centre Grounds: Cultural Heritage Plan
The Western Counties Health and Occupational Centre Grounds were
situated adjacent to the Westminster Ponds due to the
therapeutic value of the natural setting. The centre was a
rehabilitation facility, veterans’ residence and a care
infirmary for returning Veterans from WWII. Since the closure of
the centre in the late 1980s, the buildings have been utilized
to house a Radar Museum, Reforest London offices and the TVDSB
Nature Centre, amoung others. Recently due to the extremely poor
condition of the structures, several of the original site
buildings have been demolished, and only four remain on the
London Health Sciences Centre portion of the property. The site
has retained many of the landscaped features and planned
vegetation, including ponds, woodlands, circulation system, and
natural areas consistent with the original landscape plans for
the grounds adjacent to the Westminster Ponds ESA.
On Wednesday November 14, 2012, MHBC presented the newly developed Cultural
Heritage Master Plan to London’s Advisory Committee on Heritage. A
prepared by the consultant, presented
three options for implementation.
|Westminster Optimist Park
||A public meeting was held at Wilton Grove Public School on June 13, 2012 to discuss
potential options for improvements to the park||
|| Westmount Park Redevelopment
During the winter and spring of 2013, the City of London’s
Environmental & Park Planning Section and the Urban Forestry
Section will be carrying out works in Westmount Park. A large
stand of trees in the southwest area of the park and two smaller
stands in the centre of the park contain dying ash trees and
invasive buckthorn shrubs. The dead trees are currently being
Redevelopment plans have been prepared.
|| A new neighbourhood park will be constructed in the
summer of 2012, works include a playground, swings, pathway,
benches, bike rack, signage, and trees. ||
|White Oak Open Space