About the master plan
The City of Guelph is developing a master plan for Jubilee Park, located at 11 Sweeney Drive in the city’s south end.
In September and November, community workshops will be held for sharing and discussing of ideas to build a vision for Jubilee Park, identifying community priorities and park features, and reviewing a draft park concept based on feedback from the workshop and online discussion.
The online discussion forum was open from August 26 to October 1, 2013, and will open again from November 7 to 29, 2013. Please share your ideas to help us create a park concept design that reflects your community’s outdoor recreational needs and aspirations. Your feedback will directly influence the park design.
Next spring, Parks and Open Space staff will bring forward a proposed park master plan with recommendations to the Community and Social Services Committee and City Council. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015 with an October 2015 park opening.
September 6th, 2013
August 26th, 2013
Context and background
The Kortright East Subdivision is located in between Stone and Arkell roads, just west of the street intersection of Macalister Boulevard and Victoria Road South. Phases 1 and 2 of the subdivision have been completed. Phases 3 and 4 of the subdivision will be developed in the future.
The parkland occupies an area of 1.98 hectares (4.9 acres) and has been zoned as a Community Park (P.3 Zone).
The parkland has street frontage on Sweeney and McCann Drives and is adjacent to the Upper Grand District School Board’s (UGDSB) new school site.
The park has been named ‘Jubilee Park’ to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee year in a decision made by the City Council in 2012.
The purpose and function of a Community Park (P.3 zoning), as noted in the Official Plan, is to provide specialized recreation facilities for use by a wide segment of the population. In addition, it may serve in a dual role as a neighourhood space, serving the immediate residential area.
City of Guelph Zoning Bylaw permits conservation area, informal play area, outdoor skating rink, picnic areas, play equipment, public washroom, sports fields, trails, water spray area, concession stands, historic sites, outdoor theatre, parking, swimming pool and wildlife management area on P.3 zones.
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