On Friday, Nov. 15, the ring road through City Park will be closed to motor vehicles. Motorists will no longer be able to drive or park on the road. The road will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. The road has been used and damaged by motorists for several years and this closure will allow the City to improve the condition of the road for active transportation and event uses.
Park visitors who drive to the park will continue to have many parking options in the immediate area, including metered parking both on-street and in nearby parking lots.
The City is planning an upgrade of the washroom and change building in Grass Creek Park. The project will involve the reuse of a post and beam structure that once sheltered the Phoebe antique steam launch exhibit. See the project page for public engagement opportunities. Construction: fall 2019. Project contact: Laurie Paquin
Jade Avenue Park - Construction
The City is building a new park on Jade Avenue in the Midland Park subdivision. Amenities proposed for the 1.5 acre park include a lawn, playground, pathways, seating and trees. Construction: summer 2019. Project contact: Laurie Paquin
Improvements to the McBurney Park include converting the wading pool into a spray pad and replacing the equipment in the playground. Staff plan to use the footprint of the existing wading pool for the new spray pad. Archaeological monitoring will occur for the duration of the project. Spray pad construction: 2020. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe.
- Dec. 17, 2018: info session presentation panels: Site conditions
- Nov. 7, 2019: open house / presentation panels
The City is developing new parkland on the former Napier Street/St. Joseph and St. Mary school site at 671 Brock St. The new parkland will connect adjacent Churchill Park, incorporate Napier St. and connect to Macdonnell Street. Project contact: Chanda Sames.
- Parks development project page
- School parcel division: Council Report 16-374, 671 Brock Street project page
- Napier Street: Council Report 17-183, Napier Street closure project page
- Market block: Council Report 17-044, Council meeting minutes 2018-01
Shoreline and pathway repairs
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 19, the following Waterfront Trail shorelines and pathways will be temporarily closed to accommodate short-term repairs. Detour signage and barriers are in place and residents are asked to use an alternate route until this work is completed.
- waterfront pathway in Macdonald Memorial Park, west of Murney Tower to the heli-pad
- waterfront pathway at the bottom of Mowat Ave. from the south end of Mowat bridge to Lake Watch Lane
Proposed improvements to Richardson Beach include improved access to the beach and water's edge, access to the water and shoreline improvements. Improvements to Richardson Beach were identified as the top priority in the Waterfront Master Plan. Project contact: Neal Unsworth
The City of Kingston is considering improvements to the current foot path that connects Rudd Avenue to Serpentine Lane. The foot path is located on municipally owned land. Construction: 2020. Project contact: Patricia Sharpe
Shannon Park will be renovated to include a multi-purpose sports court, refurbished sports fields, a playground, paths, seating and open lawn areas. The Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City, in partnership, completed the construction of a new skatepark in 2016. View the Shannon Park & Rideau Heights Community Centre project page for more details. Project contact: Laurie Paquin
This project is intended to help guide people to and celebrate Kingston's waterfront, and encourage the community to connect physically or spiritually to the water. View the wayfinding project page for more details. Project contact: Chanda Sames
This new green space is being planned in partnership with the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) and Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO). The future park will be adjacent to the future French secondary school and is proposed to be designed to allow a fluid connection between the sites.
Offer input on the proposed design and potential future name of a new 1.5 hectare being planned on Wheathill Street in the new West Village subdivision:
- Open house: Wednesday, April 24 at the INVISTA Centre
- Survey: April 24 to May 16
For any accessibility feedback related to the proposed improvements please contact the person listed for the project (in accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11).