New community centre, library, sports fields and skateboard park coming soon to Oakville

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Published June 16, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Oakville Town Council recently approved the advancement of several community projects including a new community centre, a library branch, sports fields and other outdoor amenities at North Park along with a new skateboard park at Cornwall Park.

Additionally, for the purpose of creating a new public park, the town will be pursuing the option to purchase the former reservoir site from the Region of Halton.

The site, which is located at 2273 Trafalgar Road, is approximately 1.7 acres and provides good connectivity to the trails along the TransCanada and Interprovincial pipeline corridors.

Due to the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, the Town of Oakville has seen an increase in the use of local parks and community facilities. As a result, the town saw an opportunity to create new public spaces to avoid overcrowding and the impacts of overuse.

“There has been a surge in demand for the use of parks, open space and community infrastructure in Oakville due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

“This trend towards increased use of recreational amenities is projected to continue for several years and the importance of being active for one’s mental physical health has never been more important, which is why in March my Council colleagues and I directed staff to identify resources and costs related to accelerating on these highly valued facilities and amenities for our community.”

North Park is expected to include outdoor amenities including two more lit multi-purpose fields, a cricket pitch, a skateboard park, a BMX park, a basketball court, a splash pad, a children’s playground, a fieldhouse and a washroom facility.

Additionally, it will include a 55,000-60,000 square-foot community centre and a 17,500 square-foot library branch.

The community centre and library complex will be an addition to the existing Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

The new Cornwall Park skateboard park, which is set to be completed in 2021, was also recently approved by council, who are currently seeking community feedback on the park elements, layout and design.

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