South End Community Park closed until spring 2024 for community centre construction work

Notice date: October 20, 2023

About the project

With construction underway and the first shovels breaking ground at the future site of the upcoming South End Community Centre, the City is temporarily closing the South End Community Park. The park, located at 25 Poppy Drive West, will close October 23, and will re-open spring 2024.

Park features close October 23

The following South End Community Park features will close on October 23, including all:

  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Asphalt trails
  • Nick’s Dragonfly playground
  • Larry Pearson baseball diamonds

Full accessibility of the park features cannot be guaranteed during this period of construction and season, and the City has decided to close the park until the spring for public safety.

Security fencing has been installed on-site to prevent further use and will remain in place until the park features reopen in the spring.

Alternative play area locations

Nearby alternative parks and play areas for residents to use include Gosling Gardens Park located at 75 Gosling Gardens, Clair Park located at 22 Eugene Drive and Westminster Woods Park located at 146 Clairfields Drive East. An alternative accessible play area is Royal City Park located on Gordon Street.

A full list of City play areas can be found at


Learn more about the South End Community Centre project here:

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation during this important construction project.

For more information

Ian Scott, Manager
Facility Design & Construction, Facilities & Energy Management
519-822-1260 extension 3496
TTY: 519-826-9771
[email protected]