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Investing in your City: Upgrades to Burlington’s Parks

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Our weekly “Investing in your City” series continues, highlighting some of the significant investments being made in Burlington and that our community will benefit from.

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The City is investing in our parks with planned upgrades for more than 14 parks throughout Burlington and several more over the next few years. It’s important to note that the forecast projects (2025-2026) are subject to change based on the annual review of the Capital Budget.

2024 Planned Park Upgrades:

Project/LocationDescription
Recreational TrailsRecreational Trail Master Plan Update
Sheldon CreekMulti-use trail
Bayview ParkRenewal of existing granular paths
Beachway ParkDesign work for playground replacement
Burloak ParkDesign work for playground replacement
Cavendish ParkReconstruction of ball diamond
City View ParkTwo (2) natural grass ball diamonds, one with light, and parking
Cleaver ParkFence repair and renewal
Ireland ParkReplacement of sport lighting systems on ball diamonds, pedestrian bridge replacement
Millcroft ParkReplacement of playground
Nelson ParkReplacement of playground
Norton ParkDesign for new plaground, skatepark and multi-use court renewal
Orchard ParkDesign for new playground, trails, multi-use court and site furnishings
Pinemeadow ParkRenewal of playground, swings, site furnishings, soccer goal posts and recreational trail
Spencer Smith ParkReplace artificial turf, repairs to promenade, and replace sports lighting bulbs
Thorpe ParkDesign work in 2024 for renewal of ball diamond, recreational trail, playground and site furnishings in 2025
Tyandaga Golf CourseCourse repairs and renewal
Windows to the Lake – Green StreetRenewal
Playgrounds at schools: Central, King Road, Lakeshore, Tom Thomson, Pauline Johnson, Mohawk, and Paul A FisherReplacement/renewal of playground assets on school board property (from 2024-2027)

2025 Forecasted Park Upgrades:

Project/LocationDescription
Aldershot ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Amherst ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Beachway ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Burloak ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
City View Park – RenewalReplacement or renewal of park assets
Downtown Civic Square – RevitalizationReplacement or renewal of park assets
Fairfield ParketteReplacement or renewal of park assets
Nelson ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Optimist ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Orchard ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Recreational Multi-Use Trail – Sheldon CreekPark Development
Spencer Smith ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Thorpe ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Westbury ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets

2026 Forecasted Park Upgrades:

Project/LocationDescription
Brant Hills ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
McCoy Common ParketteReplacement or renewal of park assets
Mountainside ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Norton ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Palladium ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets
Pineland ParkReplacement or renewal of park assets

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