Alexandra Park expansion

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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 Revealed

Thank you to all who contributed ideas and stories for Public Art in Alexandra Park. An artist and art piece have been selected for the forest area of the park.

We are pleased to announce the award of the Alexandra Park Public Art call to artists Sandra Dunn and Mark Resmer. The work is comprised of five over-sized, birdhouse-like structures. These structures will be placed throughout the wooded area of the park. Two of the five pieces will be located along the paved walkway to ensure that the pieces are accessible. These small and colourful structures will take on the look of dollhouses. The pieces will be suggestive of wooden block constructions and will echo the shapes of homes in the surrounding neighbourhood.


The giant birdhouses bridge the architecture of the neighbourhood and the natural life that exists in pockets of urban greenspaces. The artists describe the birdhouses as “an expression of community caretaking - we feed birds, we count birds, we invite them into our urban backyards. We can’t train them, they come and go with the seasons and they wake us up before the sun rises.”

We plan to install these beautiful pieces in the spring of 2021.


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 Revealed

Thank you to all who contributed ideas and stories for Public Art in Alexandra Park. An artist and art piece have been selected for the forest area of the park.

We are pleased to announce the award of the Alexandra Park Public Art call to artists Sandra Dunn and Mark Resmer. The work is comprised of five over-sized, birdhouse-like structures. These structures will be placed throughout the wooded area of the park. Two of the five pieces will be located along the paved walkway to ensure that the pieces are accessible. These small and colourful structures will take on the look of dollhouses. The pieces will be suggestive of wooden block constructions and will echo the shapes of homes in the surrounding neighbourhood.


The giant birdhouses bridge the architecture of the neighbourhood and the natural life that exists in pockets of urban greenspaces. The artists describe the birdhouses as “an expression of community caretaking - we feed birds, we count birds, we invite them into our urban backyards. We can’t train them, they come and go with the seasons and they wake us up before the sun rises.”

We plan to install these beautiful pieces in the spring of 2021.


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.


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