Mico Valeriote Park master plan

We’re asking residents to help create a new master plan for Mico Valeriote Park, located at 235 Elizabeth Street.

The park master planning process is an opportunity for everyone to explore park concept designs and choose key park features for the neighbourhood park.

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

  • Community garden space
  • Goal post for mini soccer
  • Junior playground (ages 0-5)
  • 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

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 (see above) selected by the community. The wading pool is slated for removal for the following reasons:

  • Doesn’t comply with the Council-approved Water Efficiency Strategy
  • End of life cycle and requires ongoing costly maintenance
  • Location not suitable for an outdoor aquatic facility

Have your say!

Join the online conversation or view the Mico Valeriote Park concept designs and provide input to tiffany.hanna@guelph.ca.

Provide your comments by September 10, 2017. Your feedback will directly influence park design and impact operations and maintenance of the park.

If require special accommodation for accessibility purposes, please email tiffany.hanna@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 extension 3371 or TTY 519-826-9771.

Questions

  1. Which concept is your favourite and why?
  2. Which concept is your least favourite and why?
  3. Is there anything you would like see in the park that hasn’t been included or appears in one concept and not another?

Next steps

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

For more information

Tiffany Hanna
Park Planner, City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3371
tiffany.hanna@guelph.ca