Waterloo Park improvements (Silver Lake, new water play area)

Waterloo Park

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 detailed design is currently in development with construction to take place in 2019 and 2020. 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 sediment forebay to manage future sediment issues. 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:

Lions Lagoon and Waterloo Park west - water play area

The city installed Lions Lagoon in the early 1990s in Waterloo Park east. Constructed over a former outdoor swimming pool that required repair, it is the only splash pad facility that exists in Waterloo at present. Over the years, Lions Lagoon has undergone numerous repairs to maintain functionality. However, the useful life cycle of this facility has been reached. As part of the public consultation process that is now taking place with respect to the future of Silver Lake shoreline, where Lions Lagoon exists, the city is seeking feedback on a proposed replacement water play area on the west side of Waterloo Park. Should Lions Lagoon be decommissioned at the end of 2019 season, the new play area will be in place for use the following season in 2020. For more information, view the Waterloo Park west splash pad project overview.

View the proposed design for a new water play area on the west side of Waterloo Park

The project team invited the public to view and comment on proposed design concepts for a new water play area on the west side of the park located along Father David Bauer Drive. The proposed design includes a new water play area, washroom facilities, multiple shade structures and seating. This public information centre was held in conjunction with the information centre taking place to share the final design for Silver Lake and the surrounding area on Sept. 26.

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 detailed design is currently in development with construction to take place in 2019 and 2020. 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 sediment forebay to manage future sediment issues. 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:

Lions Lagoon and Waterloo Park west - water play area

The city installed Lions Lagoon in the early 1990s in Waterloo Park east. Constructed over a former outdoor swimming pool that required repair, it is the only splash pad facility that exists in Waterloo at present. Over the years, Lions Lagoon has undergone numerous repairs to maintain functionality. However, the useful life cycle of this facility has been reached. As part of the public consultation process that is now taking place with respect to the future of Silver Lake shoreline, where Lions Lagoon exists, the city is seeking feedback on a proposed replacement water play area on the west side of Waterloo Park. Should Lions Lagoon be decommissioned at the end of 2019 season, the new play area will be in place for use the following season in 2020. For more information, view the Waterloo Park west splash pad project overview.

View the proposed design for a new water play area on the west side of Waterloo Park

The project team invited the public to view and comment on proposed design concepts for a new water play area on the west side of the park located along Father David Bauer Drive. The proposed design includes a new water play area, washroom facilities, multiple shade structures and seating. This public information centre was held in conjunction with the information centre taking place to share the final design for Silver Lake and the surrounding area on Sept. 26.

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