Park construction projects

The following projects will be undertaken by the City of London.  A contact name is provided for each project for additional information.

Bellwood Park – West

In the northwest corner of Bellwood Park West, we will be constructing a small pathway to the existing commemorative bench and creating a connection to Apeldoorn Cres from Bellwood Park West.

Construction for this project is expected to start in the fall of 2023. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions and may be delayed. 

For more information, please contact Megan Rex at mrex@london.ca

Berkshire Park 

Improvements to the park includes the following:

  • Relocating the park entrance pathway at Berkshire Drive so it connects directly to the City sidewalk.
  • Re-constructing and improving the existing multi-use pathway between Berkshire Drive, the parks wooded area, and community garden.
  • Additional seating near the community garden.

Please note that in advance of Park construction activities commencing, Sifton Properties will be implementing improvements on their adjacent private developments at 460 and 550 Berkshire Drive. These improvements will reduce vehicle access/operations in the park and will contribute to an improved and safer park environment. Questions regarding work on private property should be directed to Sifton Properties at 519-434-1000.

Park construction activities to begin in spring of 2024. Please note that this work is dependent on weather conditions and may be delayed. 

  For more information on this project, contact Megan Rex at mrex@london.ca

Civic Space: SoHo – A Heritage Square

A concept plan was developed for the civic space located at the northwest corner of South Street and Colborne Street as part of the redevelopment of the Old Victoria Hospital Lands. Detailed design of the space is in progress.

A public open house was held on March 22, 2017 and about 60 people attended. A second public information meeting was held on June 28, 2017, with roughly 40 participants.

View the Get Involved London website or contact Julie Michaud at jmichaud@london.ca for more information on this project.

Get Involved

Foxfield District Park

Foxfield District Park will be upgraded with a new spray pad and washrooms, a full-size soccer field with lights, two additional pickleball courts, and rubber surfacing for the playground.

For more information and to view the proposed park concept, visit the project's webpage on Get Involved, or contact John Griffin at jgriffin@london.ca

Gibbons Park

Improvements in Gibbons Park and along the Thames Valley Parkway will include: 

  • Lifecycle renewal of the Thames Valley Parkway between Oxford St. and the west-end of Gibbons Park. 
  • Adding a new pathway entrance feature near the north side of Oxford St. east of the river. 
  • Adding an accessible pathway to better connect the existing gazebo, washrooms, and surrounding park features. 
  • Implementing a tree preservation plan, to ensure protection of healthy native trees, and bird nesting & wildlife trees. 
  • Removal of hazardous trees, dead trees & invasive species fall 2023 to protect park and pathway users. 
  • Additional native trees will be planted. 

 

Construction is expected to take up to 2 months mid-late 2024 subject to weather and may be delayed. Gibbons Park will remain open during construction. Access to the park & existing park amenities, including parking lots will not be impacted. Detours will be provided as needed.

For more information, please contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca

Hyde Park Rotary Trail

The existing hiking trail over the former rail corridor from Fanshawe Park Rd. W. to Sunningdale Rd. W. will be maintained and upgraded to a multi-use pathway on City property consistent with the Cycling Master Plan in 2023/2024.

For more information on this project, contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca

Jalna South Park

Invasive species were managed to avoid further impact to damaged asphalt pathway surfacing. The damaged asphalt pathway sections will be replaced in 2023 2024.

For more information, please contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca

Lambeth Centennial Park 

A lifecycle replacement of the existing boardwalk is planned for late 2023-2024. This project will provide benefits from a climate change and adaptation perspective and include ecological restoration to enhance local habitat.

For more information please contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca.

Lambeth Optimist Park

The playground expansion is complete as of Fall 2023.

The second improvement to Lambeth Optimist Park is to extend the north-south pathway to Bakervilla Road and construct a new pathway on the north side of Bakervilla Road connecting to the existing granular pathways in Campbell Woods. Pathways are proposed as three meter wide asphalt.

 

Construction for the pathway is expected to start in spring 2024. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions.

 

For more information on this project, contact Megan Rex at mrex@london.ca.

Lorne Avenue Park

Plans are in the works for the creation of clay art mosaics to be added to the entrance walls in Lorne Avenue Park, thanks to a grant from Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. 

For more information on this project visit Get Involved or contact Angela Denomme at adenomme@london.ca.

Middleton

Extending the existing multi-use pathway in Middleton Park to connect with Southbridge Drive consistent with the London Plan, Map 4 Active Mobility Network. Construction of this project is expected to start summer or fall 2024. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions and may be delayed.

For more information on this project, contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca

North Mud Creek

The existing North Mud Creek pathway will be improved as an asphalt, multi-use pathway consistent with the London Plan and the Cycling Master Plan. In addition, accessible park benches will be installed adjacent to the pathway near the access points. Construction of this project is expected to start summer or fall 2024. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions and may be delayed.
 

For more information on this project, contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca.

Peppertree Park

Improvements to this park include constructing an accessible granular trail between the north and east entrances, replacement of sand safety surfacing in swing area with engineered wood fiber mulch, adding an accessible entrance to the play area and accessible swing, replacing the bench at the play area, and adding two new benches along the proposed trail. There will also be new trees planted along the trail and play area.

Construction for this project is expected to start spring 2024. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions.

For more information on this project, contact Megan Rex at mrex@london.ca

Snake Creek

Extending the existing multi-use pathway in Snake Creek Park from Medway Park Drive to connect with Tokala Trail. Some grading will be required to achieve accessibility requirements. Construction of this project is expected to start summer or fall 2024. Please note that the schedule is dependent on weather conditions and may be delayed.

For more information on this project, contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca.

Snake Creek Pedestrian Bridge

A new pedestrian bridge will be constructed over Snake Creek. The project is bounded by Heardcreek Trail Road to the north, Wateroak Drive to the South, Wateroak Dr. to the west and Tokala Trail Road to the east.

The goal of the project is to provide pedestrian and cycling access over Snake Creek which represents a key connection in a larger active transportation network between Kent Park to the north and Saint Andre Bessette Catholic School consistent with the City’s Cycling Master Plan and Mobility Master Plan.

The anticipated date for construction is Summer 2025.

View the Get Involved London website or contact John Griffin at jgriffin@london.ca for more information on this project.

Get involved

Thames Park

Victoria Bridge, on Ridout St to the north of Thames Park, is being replaced.  This project will impact Thames Park into mid-summer of 2023.  Thames Park and neighbourhood gardens will remain open during construction; however, parking will be very limited. Drop-off is encouraged for visitors driving to the park, and parking at a nearby location off-site is recommended. Parking is available at the private lot on north-west corner of Horton/ Ridout Street. Pedestrians/cyclist can access the park from the north using the temporary bridge over the Thames River, from the west using the Wortley Road entrance, and from the south using the Ridout Street entrance.

Ridout Street will be closed (approx. May 2022-June 2023) between Ingleside Place and Horton St, though access will be maintained to Thames Park from Ridout Street south only. 

The entrance area of the park and the construction zone will be very busy with construction equipment and activities. Please use caution when accessing the park or the temporary bridge.

Tennis courts (Thames Park): CLOSED until end of summer 2023. The tennis courts will be replaced and upgraded as part of this project.

For more information, please contact James Ramsay at 226-448-1050 or jramsay@london.ca.

Thames Valley Parkway - South Branch

The Thames Valley Parkway (South Branch) will be closed between Horton St and Richmond Street until mid-summer 2023.  This closure is required due to the replacement of the Victoria Bridge (Ridout Street S).  A signed detour route (via Carfrae Crescent) will be provided. A temporary bridge will be installed across the river (to the west of the existing bridge) to provide pedestrian and cyclist crossing while the bridge replacement work is underway.  The entrance area of the park and the construction zone will be very busy with construction equipment and activities.   Please use caution when accessing the park or the temporary bridge.

For more information, please contact James Ramsay at 226-448-1050 or jramsay@london.ca

Thames Valley Corridor - SoHo

A concept plan was prepared for the creation of park space along the north side of the Thames River connecting Wellington Street to Maitland Street, including the redevelopment of Wellington Valley District Park, as part of the redevelopment of the Old Victoria Hospital Lands.

A public open house was held in November 2018 with about 80 people in attendance.  A second public information meeting was held in March 2019 gathering more feedback from the community.  Detailed design is expected to occur through 2021, for construction to start in spring of 2022. Ecological restoration and invasive species management work will start in 2021 ahead of the construction.

View the the Get Involved London website or contact Linda McDougall at lmcdouga@london.ca for more information on this project.

Get Involved

White Oaks Park 

Construction of the new courts will be completed in spring 2024. Repairing poor condition sections of pathway throughout the park and improving the parking area from Ernest Ave. will begin in spring 2024. Please note that all pathways will remain open throughout construction, although some sections may have temporary detours in place. Improvements to the parking area will begin once the tennis and pickleball courts are completed.

 

Last modified:Friday, February 02, 2024