Waterloo Park improvements (Silver Lake)

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Waterloo Park

Project background

Silver Lake improvements

In 2018, a Class Environmental Assessment Study was completed on Waterloo Park - Silver Lake and Laurel Creek to determine the preferred rehabilitation option. The environmental assessment recommended improvements to Laurel Creek upstream of Silver Lake and improvements to Silver Lake. A portion of Waterloo Park is also being reconstructed as part of the overall project.

Channel improvements along Laurel Creek from the LRT tracks to University Avenue will be done to improve fish habitat, terrestrial ecology, the vegetative community and to reduce erosion. Silver Lake improvements will include removal of the accumulated sediment, reconfiguration of the shoreline and construction of a new upstream lake cell. Waterloo Park improvements will include new walkways, lighting, amenities, features of interest and improved pedestrian circulation. For more information, view the presentation boards used at the March 6, 2019 public information centre.

View the final detailed design of Silver Lake, Laurel Creek and Waterloo Park

The project team invited the public to view and comment on the drawings being presented as part of the detailed design of the project on Sept. 26, 2019. Landscape plans were also presented at this information centre. This was the second public information centre for this project. This map shows the extent and location of the work being illustrated in the detailed design phase:



Project background

Silver Lake improvements

In 2018, a Class Environmental Assessment Study was completed on Waterloo Park - Silver Lake and Laurel Creek to determine the preferred rehabilitation option. The environmental assessment recommended improvements to Laurel Creek upstream of Silver Lake and improvements to Silver Lake. A portion of Waterloo Park is also being reconstructed as part of the overall project.

Channel improvements along Laurel Creek from the LRT tracks to University Avenue will be done to improve fish habitat, terrestrial ecology, the vegetative community and to reduce erosion. Silver Lake improvements will include removal of the accumulated sediment, reconfiguration of the shoreline and construction of a new upstream lake cell. Waterloo Park improvements will include new walkways, lighting, amenities, features of interest and improved pedestrian circulation. For more information, view the presentation boards used at the March 6, 2019 public information centre.

View the final detailed design of Silver Lake, Laurel Creek and Waterloo Park

The project team invited the public to view and comment on the drawings being presented as part of the detailed design of the project on Sept. 26, 2019. Landscape plans were also presented at this information centre. This was the second public information centre for this project. This map shows the extent and location of the work being illustrated in the detailed design phase:



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    What is happening with Waterloo Park? It seems to be on hold. Will the Park around Silver Lake be open this summer?

    Louie asked 3 months ago

    Hello, please see our full construction update at https://www.engagewr.ca/waterloo-park-improvements/news_feed/summer-2021-construction-update. Trails around the lake will be closed for this season until the final asphalt and landscaping work is done. 

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    Today is June 8th. Why has no work been done at Waterloo park since the barriers went up last Friday?

    Hey Neighbour asked 4 months ago

    The short answer is safety and timing. The contractor who was conducting the cleanout of Silver Lake has completed their portion of the project and as such has demobilized from the site. The new contractor, Gateman-Milloy who is completing the Park portion of the project is now responsible to take over the site. There are areas related to the lake work that are unfinished and not safe for the public to access at this time. The fencing installed now is a significant fence and took the contractor two full days to install and mobilize their equipment on site. General site removals are scheduled to start this week with the work continuing from there.

Page last updated: 27 May 2021, 12:13