Project Update - January 2022
Construction began in September 2021 and focused on the east side of the park for the soccer field and baseball diamond renewal. All underground work in these sports fields is complete. Laying of the soccer field sod will be completed in spring 2022 and the field will be open for use once the sod has been established.
As of mid-November 2021, construction work stopped for the winter break. Work will resume once the weather allows in the spring.
In 2022, construction will focus on the north side of the park. The walking trails will be renewed and new playground and spray park structures will be installed. Other park amenities including furniture will also be installed. New pickleball courts will be added at the tennis court area.
Tree removals on the south side of the park have been completed. Removals were necessary to meet the required safety setbacks for the soccer fields and the ball diamond. Replacement trees were planted in October 2021.
Tree removals on the north side of the park will be completed in early spring. Approximately 25 trees will be affected. However, we are taking the opportunity to optimize the design over the winter break to look for opportunities to reduce the number of affected trees. Part of the project scope is to plant trees, including those that have already been planted on the east/south side this year. Considerations will be made for the nesting season in the tree removal process.
Tree removals are necessary to meet setback requirements with the renewed trails, amenities and playgrounds.
Fencing will remain in designated work areas to ensure public safety. Theshows the scope of the project. Every effort will be made to limit the amount of time the park is fully closed while still prioritizing public safety.
The following facilities will remain open and accessible throughout construction:
- North soccer field and running track (including the soccer field inside the running track). These fields will not be renewed as part of this project.
- Glengarry Arena
- Glengarry Child Care Society
- Glengarry Community League