Four Milton parks set to receive upgrades and new features


Published March 17, 2023 at 12:07 pm

As Milton continues to be among the fastest-growing communities in Canada, the Town has committed to ensuring local parks keep up with demand.

According to the Town, parks are shared spaces for members of the community to get active, socialize and connect with nature. They are places built for the community, with the community in mind.

Each year, the Town of Milton expands and enhances its park inventory, through new park development and park redevelopment.

This year, the Town is investing more than $4.6 million in designing and building parks of possibility.

The Town develops new parks, and invests in upgrades and improvements to existing parks and open spaces, as required. Planning and developing a new park is a multi-year process.

Planning for new parks begins years before a park is built, through park land designation in Milton’s Official Plan.

Park development and redevelopment projects are prioritized through the Town’s 10-year parks budget forecast. This ensures parks are redeveloped and continue to meet current standards and community needs. This may include alteration, repair or replacement of park elements at end of useful life.

Park projects typically undergo a design phase for one year. During the design phase, Town staff engage with stakeholders, agencies and the community to develop the park design and secure the required approvals and permits for construction. Construction typically takes place in subsequent years, subject to budget approval.

Here are the parks currently in construction phase:

  • Walker Neighbourhood Park, 1325 Kovachik Blvd., new children’s play area, spray pad, shade shelter, multi-use courts, soccer fields, park pathways, parking lot, open grass areas, and site furniture and signage
  • Chris Hadfield Park, 1 Chris Hadfield Way, addition of new picnic and seating areas, addition of new shade shelter, upgrades to existing shelter, addition of park pathways, replacement of building sewer system, and resurfacing of parking areas
  • Baldwin Park, 191 Wilson Dr., asphalt pathways (resurfaced and new), site furniture, signage, soccer field improvements
  • Milton Community Park, 805 Santa Maria Blvd., park lot improvements.

For more information about Milton parks, visit the Town website.

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