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.

Design concept review – follow up

Thank you to everyone who came out to the open house on Oct. 28. We had an amazing turn out with approximately 100 participants at the event! Public consultation will be open for the next two weeks, so if you were unable to attend, please take time to review the presentation boards found in the document library, and respond to the new online survey below. Please provide feedback by Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.

Next Steps

Following the open house, 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.

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.

Design concept review – follow up

Thank you to everyone who came out to the open house on Oct. 28. We had an amazing turn out with approximately 100 participants at the event! Public consultation will be open for the next two weeks, so if you were unable to attend, please take time to review the presentation boards found in the document library, and respond to the new online survey below. Please provide feedback by Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.

Next Steps

Following the open house, 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.

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.

What do you think is the most important consideration for Alexandra Park. Please explain why?
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. Thanks to everyone who participated. We will be working on design options to bring back to the community for input in September. Stay tuned!

Would like to see a pergolas and some seating to attract neighbours to gather.Include plant provide different color during different seasons.

Sharon Xu 6 months ago

The sketchy building on the west side of the south part of the park needs to come down. Inevitably, you're going to have families running into awkward situations that will discourage use of the park. Do something transformative instead a small incremental change that wastes an opportunity to create a social space in Uptown west. The more space and amenities (e.g. programming!) available at that park, the more you'll see families using the business in the area.

JT 6 months ago

I think it is important to maintain the park's attractiveness to young children since they seem to be the biggest users of the park. The current playground is great. Beyond that, a natural play area, wading pool, and/or half basketball court would be a nice addition.

Owen 6 months ago

Programming on evenings/weekends would be a game changer. So would something different than the other local parks have to offer. Mary Allen, Waterloo Park and Argyle Park are all within a close distance and all have basically the same playground.

Uptown B 6 months ago

We love going to this park with our 2 year old. What we enjoy about it is that it is age appropriate for him. Some of the other parks have equipment that is dangerous for his age. We specifically like the lower equipment, minimal gaping areas of the play structure, and variety of slides, steps, swings, etc. We also like that the play areas are far enough away from the street that it is safe and seems like it's own oasis when you are there. We love this park and are excited to see what the additions will be!

mmorrison 6 months ago

Programming! I would prefer programming on the weekend over any form of playground equipment.

JT 6 months ago