A new design for Alpine Park

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Alpine Park is an existing park in the Alpine neighbourhood that has a small wooded area, play equipment and is linked by a trail network to two adjacent school properties. The wooded area is an incredible asset to this park space and a focal point within the neighbourhood. Consultants from SHIFT Landscape Architecture have been engaged to lead the redevelopment of this park including conceptual design, final design, through to construction completion.

Through the summer of 2021, the design team sought input about how Alpine Park is currently used as well as how the park can support the community into the future. A summary of that engagement can be found here.

Based on this initial input, two preliminary conceptual designs were developed for Alpine Park:

These concepts were a starting point for discussion. We invited additional community input through an ideas board, survey and live forum. The final concept design and woodlot trail route incorporated your comments and feedback.

Alpine Park: Final Concept


We are working towards construction on Alpine Park in 2023. If you would like to stay informed, please subscribe for email updates by using the 'Subscribe' button.


Alpine Park is an existing park in the Alpine neighbourhood that has a small wooded area, play equipment and is linked by a trail network to two adjacent school properties. The wooded area is an incredible asset to this park space and a focal point within the neighbourhood. Consultants from SHIFT Landscape Architecture have been engaged to lead the redevelopment of this park including conceptual design, final design, through to construction completion.

Through the summer of 2021, the design team sought input about how Alpine Park is currently used as well as how the park can support the community into the future. A summary of that engagement can be found here.

Based on this initial input, two preliminary conceptual designs were developed for Alpine Park:

These concepts were a starting point for discussion. We invited additional community input through an ideas board, survey and live forum. The final concept design and woodlot trail route incorporated your comments and feedback.

Alpine Park: Final Concept


We are working towards construction on Alpine Park in 2023. If you would like to stay informed, please subscribe for email updates by using the 'Subscribe' button.


  • Final concept and project update

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    We have a few updates to share on the park improvement project at Alpine Park.

    Final concept

    We would like to thank all those who shared their thoughts with us during the engagement on the Alpine Park project.

    Your feedback showed us that most respondents want to enjoy nature, and visit and explore the forest. We also heard that the ability to play with children is desired, with a preference for a traditional playground. You also want to see more seating options throughout the park such as benches, and a gathering area with shade.

    Your input has been used to shape the park design for Alpine Park: View the final concept and woodlot trails layout plans.

    The full engagement report with more detail will be posted to Engage soon.

    We are working towards construction on Alpine Park in 2023.

    Archaeological assessment

    Fieldwork for the archaeological assessment of Alpine Park was completed in July. Following feedback received from First Nations rights-holders, additional fieldwork was completed in November.

    In December, the stage 1 / stage 2 archaeological assessment was submitted to the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism (MCM), formerly the Ministry of Heritage Sport Tourism and Culture (MHSTC). We await their compliance letter confirming the report has been submitted to the Ontario Public Register of Archaeological Reports.

    Tree removals in the woodlot

    This winter, you will see some tree removal work happening in the Alpine Park woodlot. This is part of the regular maintenance of the woodlot, and to prepare for the trail work planned next year.

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    If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Roy, Landscape Architect, rebecca.roy@kitchener.ca, 519-741-2600 x 4151

  • Now available: information session recording

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    Did you miss our virtual information session about the design for Alpine Park? A recording of the presentation is now available. Watch the video at: A New Design for Alpine Park (November 23, 2021)

  • Update on Alpine Park

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    Thank you once again for your feedback on the Alpine Park concepts. The project team is working on the final design and will share it on Engage when ready.

    Through our ongoing review of park improvement processes, we’ve identified the need for some additional site investigation before we can start construction. Two things are planned:

    The first is an archaeological assessment of Alpine Park, which includes drilling in the park. Drilling is scheduled this spring and will take about two days. The archaeology consultant will then write a report. The City of Kitchener and First Nations rights holders will review the report. We will then submit the final report to the Ministry of Heritage Sport Tourism and Culture for approval.

    The second is geotechnical fieldwork to inform the construction. This also includes drilling. The geotechnical fieldwork can only happen after we receive approval from the Ministry. We do not know yet when we can schedule this fieldwork.

    Access to some park features may be affected at points during both the archaeological and geotechnical fieldwork days.

    The impact of all this on the construction timeline is significant, but we will keep you updated as work unfolds.

    Please subscribe for updates to this page by using the Stay Informed button.

    If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Roy, Landscape Architect, rebecca.roy@kitchener.ca, 519-741-2600 x 4151

  • Previous page content (fall 2021)

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    Please share your input using the short survey on this page. The design team will also be monitoring the “Ideas” tool, so please share your thoughts, ask questions, make comments to help shape the future of Alpine Park.

    Have a question or want more information? On November 23, we will be hosting an online presentation and forum. Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoduqgqjkpH9DnWq4vm3fK8wAHpBVJzdDu. Please note that you must register to reserve your spot. This event will be presented in English with live interpretation available in select languages. Please let us know your preferred language in your registration. We will make every effort to accommodate, however not all languages may be available.

  • Previous page content (summer 2021)

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    We have updated the home page for the project. If you are looking for information that was up here previously, you can find it below:

    Alpine Park is an existing park space in the Alpine neighbourhood that has a small wooded area, play equipment and is linked to both a trail network and two adjacent school properties. The wooded area is an incredible asset to this park space and a focal point within the neighbourhood. Through this project, it is anticipated that updates to the existing park space will be explored along with the addition of a formal trail through the woods to mitigate impacts from over-use.

    As part of this park renewal project, some potential opportunities could include new play features, accessibility upgrades, tree management in the woodlot, and better connections to the existing trail network and school areas, including the baseball diamond. There has also been shown interest in a community garden space and permanent cooking area/barbecue.

    The project team is currently seeking input on how the Alpine Park space is currently used as well as how the park could better support the community into the future. We need your input to help inform the process and generate design ideas. Below and in the links to the right, please find an existing conditions plan of the park along with some recent site photographs for your reference. We also encourage you to fill out the “Ideas” board below with any thoughts or ideas for the park space.

    Have a question? We know people are tired of virtual meetings but are perhaps not yet comfortable with in person events, so we're doing this consultation a different way. From August 3 to 6 we will host an online forum right here on this page. The project team will be closely monitoring this forum during business hours that week, answering your questions in real time. Visit this page anytime that week to ask questions, make comments and learn more about the Alpine Park project.

Page last updated: 22 Dec 2022, 09:35 AM