Alexandra Park expansion

Alexandra Park is located at 47 Alexandra Avenue, a very short distance to uptown Waterloo. It is bounded by Alexandra Avenue to the north, William Street West to the south and residential development to the east and west. It is the uptown west neighbourhood’s primary neighbourhood park.

In 2017, the city purchased 46 and 48/50 William Street West properties with the intent to expand the park (please see map for area details). Existing buildings on these properties were demolished in 2018 and the city is now in the process of redesigning and rebuilding the park. The park redesign will include the existing park site as well as the additional new space.

The expansion of Alexandra Park offers a unique opportunity to re-imagine an urban park in the heart of one of Waterloo’s historic neighbourhoods.

Park Design - Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who came out to the open house on Oct. 28 or provided feedback for the design. If you have not seen concepts for the park design yet, please review the presentation boards in the document library of the project. Moving forward, the landscape architectural design consultant, PLANT Architect Inc., will review comments provided by members of the public to develop a final design concept for Alexandra Park. Stay tuned for a final concept presentation by signing up for project updates in the toolbar on the right hand side of this page.

Public Art Engagement

Based on feedback from the public consultation, the community prefers an interactive public art feature. Many people were also excited about the idea of incorporating the public art feature in the forest area of the park in a way that encourages curiosity and exploration. We will be putting out a request for proposal for an artist to create a unique art piece that responds to the input received from the community. At this time in the process, we are asking you to share your stories and narratives that illustrate the unique sense of place and character of the Uptown West Neighbourhood. The artist will use the information gathered to capture the essence of Uptown West in the public art piece. Please respond to the survey question below by Jan. 31, 2020, to share a story about your neighbourhood.

This project is part of our 2019-2022 strategic plan, specifically: Healthy community and resilient neighbourhoods. To learn more about our strategic plan, visit waterloo.ca/strategicplan.

Alexandra Park is located at 47 Alexandra Avenue, a very short distance to uptown Waterloo. It is bounded by Alexandra Avenue to the north, William Street West to the south and residential development to the east and west. It is the uptown west neighbourhood’s primary neighbourhood park.

In 2017, the city purchased 46 and 48/50 William Street West properties with the intent to expand the park (please see map for area details). Existing buildings on these properties were demolished in 2018 and the city is now in the process of redesigning and rebuilding the park. The park redesign will include the existing park site as well as the additional new space.

The expansion of Alexandra Park offers a unique opportunity to re-imagine an urban park in the heart of one of Waterloo’s historic neighbourhoods.

Park Design - Next Steps

Thank you to everyone who came out to the open house on Oct. 28 or provided feedback for the design. If you have not seen concepts for the park design yet, please review the presentation boards in the document library of the project. Moving forward, the landscape architectural design consultant, PLANT Architect Inc., will review comments provided by members of the public to develop a final design concept for Alexandra Park. Stay tuned for a final concept presentation by signing up for project updates in the toolbar on the right hand side of this page.

Public Art Engagement

Based on feedback from the public consultation, the community prefers an interactive public art feature. Many people were also excited about the idea of incorporating the public art feature in the forest area of the park in a way that encourages curiosity and exploration. We will be putting out a request for proposal for an artist to create a unique art piece that responds to the input received from the community. At this time in the process, we are asking you to share your stories and narratives that illustrate the unique sense of place and character of the Uptown West Neighbourhood. The artist will use the information gathered to capture the essence of Uptown West in the public art piece. Please respond to the survey question below by Jan. 31, 2020, to share a story about your neighbourhood.

This project is part of our 2019-2022 strategic plan, specifically: Healthy community and resilient neighbourhoods. To learn more about our strategic plan, visit waterloo.ca/strategicplan.