Council approves Phase 1 construction

Construction on the project has started!

City of Waterloo Council approved the funding to begin construction on Phase 1 of the Waterloo Park Circuit (report COM2023-001, report begins on page 6) on January 23.

The portion of the Waterloo Park Circuit to be constructed in Phase 1 is located along the Father David Bauer Drive side of the park, and anchors one end of the overall circuit. It includes:

  • Upgrade of the Bauer Lot (including a new basketball court/multi-use area)
  • New pedestrian bridge over Laurel Creek
  • New trail connection between the ION crossing (east) and the Diamond Lot (west)
  • New pedestrian entry from Father David Bauer Drive
  • Lighting for these elements

With this approval in place, we expect construction to begin in February 2023, with this phase to be mostly completed by the end of the year.

Detailed design of the enhanced Bauer Lot, with enhanced vehicle entry from Father David Bauer Drive, two way travel and painted lines for parking, barrier-free parkin stalls near a raised pedestrian path with rollover curve which cuts through the lot to connect the edge of the play area with the trail and new pedestrian bridge over Laurel Creek. Also suggested are a shelter with bike parking, basketball court and event space with removable bollards between this area and the parking lot, and a bioswale (a vegetated or mulched area for directing stormwater runoff).

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