Thank you for your patience with Westwood Park

Thank you for your patience as work continues at Westwood Park.

We know this is a valued community asset and are working to get the park improvement completed. Unfortunately, there have been significant delays due to unforeseen challenges on site. City staff share the community’s frustration and disappointment with the progress of work at Westwood Park. We sincerely apologize for the delay.

Due to the current challenges, we have made the decision to continue this project in a phased approach. This will allow access to the new play structure, basketball court and shade structure while we still have some good summer/fall weather. We recognize this is not ideal, and this is certainly not the exciting new park that we wanted to provide and envisioned for the community.

Our plan is to provide limited access to the park now so the local community can enjoy some of the new amenities while the nice weather is still with us. As soon as Phase 1 work is complete, we will open the park to allow access to those center amenities. The rest of the park work will be completed through a second phase of work.

Phase 1

Phase 1 was intended to wrap up in mid-August with hydroseeding. Unfortunately, the seed did not establish as expected due to significant rain events and washouts occurring. The second hydroseeding was completed on Friday September 8, 2023. Once the seed has germinated, we will move the site fencing. This is to protect only the most vulnerable turf areas—giving them time to germinate and establish. The main walkways will be open and there will be access to the playground, basketball court and shade structure in the center of the park. The back of the park will remain closed during this time as there is still more work to do there. When we move the fencing, we will also be able to complete some necessary landscape maintenance.

Phase 2

More work is being scheduled through a second phase to complete the park. This will take place throughout the Fall and into next year to ensure some sections of the park remain open. This work will include the installation of the walkway throughout the park and finishing the cricket area and walking loop. The intent is to only close those portions of the park being worked on and reduce impact to the rest of the park.

Our goal is to have an established and beautiful park to enjoy that reflects the community’s vision for the park. We are sorry we cannot achieve this vision sooner. Staff are working as hard as possible behind the scenes to have the remaining work completed as soon as possible. We look forward to providing access to the portions of the park within the next couple of weeks and and celebrating this new space with the community in 2024 when all of the park improvements are completed.

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