Reimagining Westwood Park

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Westwood Park is an established neighbourhood park within a changing community. The green space was formerly shared with an adjacent school that has since been demolished and is being developed into townhomes. With this project, the intent is to revitalize the park by upgrading existing features to modern standards, and providing elements and features that reflect the needs of the community.

During the summer of 2021, the design team engaged with the public to better understand how the community uses the park. This feedback was used to inform design decisions. As a starting point for discussion, two concepts were developed to show what is possible in the space. After hearing feedback in person and online, and looking at what is needed to bring the park up to current standards, a final concept has been developed.

We are excited to reveal the final concept for Westwood Park. Please review the plan below and the overview video. More information can also be found through the links on this page, including timelines for next steps, additional documents, and a summary of engagement input.

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Westwood Park is an established neighbourhood park within a changing community. The green space was formerly shared with an adjacent school that has since been demolished and is being developed into townhomes. With this project, the intent is to revitalize the park by upgrading existing features to modern standards, and providing elements and features that reflect the needs of the community.

During the summer of 2021, the design team engaged with the public to better understand how the community uses the park. This feedback was used to inform design decisions. As a starting point for discussion, two concepts were developed to show what is possible in the space. After hearing feedback in person and online, and looking at what is needed to bring the park up to current standards, a final concept has been developed.

We are excited to reveal the final concept for Westwood Park. Please review the plan below and the overview video. More information can also be found through the links on this page, including timelines for next steps, additional documents, and a summary of engagement input.

Stay informed

Subscribe for updates and be the first to know about news and information about this project. Add your email to the Stay Informed box on this page and click ‘Subscribe’.

  • Watch construction progress

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    Work on the new park space is progressing at Westwood Park.

    You may see a camera mounted near the park that is recording the work as it unfolds. View the timelapse photography on the City’s website here. You can also find it under ‘Important Links’ on the project page Reimagining Westwood Park.

    We appreciate your patience during construction. Please subscribe for updates to this project by using the 'Stay Informed' button on the Engage project page.

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

  • Construction start

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    Construction is starting at Westwood Park!

    Fencing will go up in early July and the work of shaping the new park space will begin soon after. The park will be closed until construction is complete. We appreciate your patience during construction and will keep you updated as work progresses.

    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

  • Update on Westwood Park

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    Thank you once again for your interest in Westwood Park. The project construction has now been awarded and work at the park will begin soon.

    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 (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:

    Westwood Park is an established neighbourhood park within a changing community. The green space was formerly shared by an adjacent school that has since been demolished and is being developed into townhomes. With this project, the intent is to renovate the park, upgrading existing features to modern standards, and provide elements and features that reflect the needs of the community.

    The City is working with a team of consultants from SHIFT Landscape Architecture to lead the redevelopment of this space, including conceptual design, final design, and seeing the project through to the construction phase.

    With the current phase, we are collecting information to understand how the park currently serves the community and where improvements might be made. Below and in the links to the right, you will find an existing conditions plan of the park along with some recent site photographs for your reference.

    Fill out our survey below to share your feedback about the proposed concepts. We also encourage you to fill out the “Ideas” board below with your 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 9 to 13 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 Westwood Park project.

Page last updated: 27 May 2024, 04:16 PM