Artist’s rendering of the accessible lakefront walk.
Artist’s rendering of the accessible lakefront walk.

Hawrelak Park is temporarily closed for rehabilitation of utilities, facilities, open spaces, paths and roads.

Project Update - April 2023

A full park closure is in place as rehabilitation work is underway. 

River valley trails around the park perimeter remain open during construction. Occasionally, short-term trail detours may be necessary and will be identified with signage, as appropriate. Although the perimeter trails are accessible around the park, there is no trail, parking or washroom access within William Hawrelak Park. Trail access parking and washroom facilities are available at the adjacent park sites, including: Buena Vista Park, Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, Emily Murphy Park and Victoria Park.

A Council Report on the Tree Management for the William Hawrelak Park Rehabilitation Project (IIS01731) was prepared for the Urban Planning Committee on May 2, 2023. Included in this report are the Tree Preservation Plan and the Tree Restoration Plan.

Site preparation and deep utility work is underway at this time.

During construction, nearby residents may experience increased noise levels and traffic due to the nature of the work. The majority of construction will take place between the hours of 7am and 7pm in accordance with the Community Standards Bylaw 14600.

Please respect all signage and obey instructions of staff in this active work zone.

We understand the inconvenience caused by the park closure and look forward to the reopening in winter 2025/26. Visit to find other parks and amenities available.