Hamilton residents can vote on the HAAA clubhouse design
Published February 8, 2023 at 2:24 pm
One of Hamilton’s most historic parks, once home to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, is planning major renovations, and the city is asking residents which clubhouse design they prefer.
Home to the Hamilton Tennis Club, basketball courts, a playground, a running track enclosing a full-size soccer and football field, and a winter skating rink, the Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association (HAAA) is a seven-acre neighbourhood park located within the Kirkendall Neighborhood on the north side of Charlton Ave. West — east of Locke St.
For its final phase of renovation planning, the City of Hamilton opened an online survey that allows residents to choose which of the two clubhouse designs they prefer.
The Charlton-facing clubhouse has been a staple of the grounds for over a century, and while it has a rustic barn charm, the building is in need of significant upgrades. In fact, the clubhouse hasn’t undergone significant upgrades since 1977.
Both design choices include the following renovations to the current clubhouse building:
- Multi-Purpose Room (approx. 1,000 square feet) with:
- Kitchenette, including sink, microwave and below-counter fridge
- New flooring, wall & ceiling finishes
- New lighting, plumbing and fire alarm upgrades as required
- Considerations for A/V rough-ins for user groups’ future use
- Glazing expanded on the North elevation to increase natural light and allow views into the park and walking track
- Four interior columns
- New accessible entrances into the building, including accessible push buttons
- Exterior bottle filling station
- Exterior storage for user groups (approx. 30 square feet)
- Interior storage for user groups (approx. 100 square feet)
- Mechanical & electrical room with janitors closet (including mop sink)
The following features are exclusive to Option 1:
- Four newly renovated gender-neutral washrooms, including:
- Two exterior access (winterized) washrooms
- Two universal (barrier-free) washrooms with adult changing tables and accessible push buttons
The following features are exclusive to Option 2:
- Five newly renovated gender-neutral washrooms, including:
- Three exterior access (winterized) washrooms
- Two universal (barrier-free) washrooms with adult changing tables, accessible push buttons
According to the city, the goal of the HAAA clubhouse renewal project “is to provide an accessible, multi-purpose space for community use and programming opportunities. The existing building at the park will be renewed and updated to serve the community’s needs better.”
“We encourage residents to participate and have a say in which clubhouse design they feel will better serve the renewed HAAA community,” says the city.
The online survey will be available until March 1, 2023. It can be found at this link.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising