Below is the Preferred Overall Concept Plan for Glendale Park. This plan was directly shaped by public feedback gathered on the Preliminary Concept Plans and previous visioning surveys and workshops. Phase 1 of the Park will include an all-new, fully inclusive hybrid playground that will combine nature-play with traditional playground structures like swings, slides and climbing towers. The exact components of the playground will be subject to a competitive RFP process. Nevertheless, it will include a variety of play elements for all ages and abilities, encourage creativity and help foster the development of essential physical and social skills. Phase 1 will also include the maintenance of existing vegetation and natural areas on the site to remove any hazardous plant material while ensuring site lines through the park are maintained and a paved trail that wraps around the perimeter of the playground.
The Town has applied for federal funding through the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative to help advance Phase 2 of the Park. If successful, Phase 2 elements will include an interpretive pollinator garden where the community can learn about native pollinator species and the important role they play in the ecosystem and food production, a sport court that can be easily flooded and converted into an ice rink in the wintertime, a paved loop trail that is fully accessible, an open lawn space with mini-soccer nets, a shaded picnic area that will provide relief from the sun and a place to rest while enjoying the park amenities or waiting for the school bus and various site furnishings such as benches along the trail, bike parking and site lighting.