City seeks input on Mico Valeriote Park

Guelph, Ont., August 16, 2017 – The City of Guelph is asking residents to help develop a new master plan for Mico Valeriote Park, located at 235 Elizabeth Street.

The park master planning process is an opportunity for residents to review three concept designs and comment on possible amenities for the neighbourhood park.

Given the park’s size and proximity to residential backyards, City staff are considering a combination of the following amenities:

  • Community garden space
  • Goal post for mini soccer
  • Junior playground (ages 0 to five)
  • Large accessible play structure
  • Natural playground
  • Outdoor ping pong or chess table
  • Sandbox
  • Seating areas
  • Shelter
  • Swing set
  • Tricycle track with painted lines
  • Walking/running path

Influence park design

Design concepts can be viewed at guelph.ca/micovaleriote and comments can be submitted online or by emailing Tiffany Hanna at tiffany.hanna@guelph.ca. Comments close Sunday, September 10. Feedback received will directly influence park design and impact operations and maintenance of the park.

In late 2017, City staff will bring forward an information report to City Council. Pending 2018 budget approval, construction is expected to begin in spring 2018.

Wading pool

Approved by Guelph City Council in June, the wading pool, built in 1974, is scheduled to be removed in 2018 and replaced with another park amenity selected by the community during the master plan process.

The wading pool is slated for removal because it doesn’t comply with the Council-approved Water Efficiency Strategy; is at the end of its life cycle and requires ongoing costly maintenance; and the park’s location is not suitable for an outdoor water facility.

About Mico Valeriote Park

Mico Valeriote Park was established in 1973 when the City acquired the land from the Iacocca family. The park was named in honour of Mico Valeriote, an accomplished long distance runner and one of the longest-serving members of Guelph City Council.

For more information about the Mico Valeriote Park master plan, visit guelph.ca/micovaleriote.

For more information

Tiffany Hanna
Park Planner
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 3371
tiffany.hanna@guelph.ca