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Castlebury Park, located at 50 Castlebury Drive, is close to the intersection of Stephanie and Castlebury Drives. The park is bounded by a stormwater drainage channel, a future school site and residential lots. The vacant future school site, owned by Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), is located adjacent to the park on the south-west side.
The park has been zoned as a Community Park (P.3) and is approximately 3.66 hectares (9 acres) in size with an irregular shape. The existing park features include two intermediate size soccer fields, a temporary gravel parking lot, earth berms, naturalization areas and a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees.
A master plan was prepared for the park, in 1999, before the houses were built around the park site. The park was designed jointly by the UGDSB and the City. The parkland and the open space of the adjacent future school site were viewed as valuable open space for the neighbourhood, school and local sports clubs. The master plan proposed two intermediate soccer fields, trails, landscaping, play equipment and a softball diamond overlapping the adjoining school lands property line. (Appendix 1)
To provide recreational amenities to the community two soccer fields were immediately installed when the park opened. Soccer and other sport users have booked these fields since 2000 and a temporary parking lot was installed in 2001.
Originally the play equipment and parking area were proposed to be located within the boundaries of the future school site for shared use. The installation of these facilities was to be tied to the development of the school board site. However, without a timeline from the public school board to develop their site, and the need to address several community concerns, staff are proposing a revised master plan.
The City has received previous comments and complaints regarding
- Park and on-street parking issues
- Lack of play equipment
- No paths for walking, jogging and biking
- Lack of picnic and seating areas
Proposed changes to the Master Plan
- The Master Plan proposal includes the following
- Removal of the existing temporary parking surfacing including the post and wire fence
- Removal of the existing berms along Castlebury Drive to increase sightlines into the park
- Transplanting of the existing deciduous trees to new locations within the park
- Installation of play equipment in a children’s play area with junior and senior play structures, swings, engineered wood fibre safety surfacing and a concrete curb
- Paved parking lot
- Stone dust trail with a connection to Paisley Road
- A shade structure
- Permanent seating and picnic area
- New irrigation and subsurface drainage system to improve both the quality and lifespan of the existing soccer fields
- Site furniture and signage
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