Park Planning and Development Projects

Park Planning and Development is responsible for the development and re-development of the town's parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and green spaces. Their annual rehabilitation program includes the replacement of various pedestrian bridges, stairs, and shade structures, as well as required playground improvements.

Parks Planning and Development Responsibilities

The Parks Planning and Development section is responsible for: 

  • Planning and developing new parkland and open space on a town-wide basis
  • Preparing and administering an annual capital budget of $5 to 10 million
  • Selecting and retaining various consultants, contractors, and suppliers
  • Participating on various development review teams and technical advisory committees supporting other internal departments
  • Implementing the parks master plans
  • Undertaking annual capital asset renewal and rehabilitation projects
  • Reviewing site plan applications, subdivision agreements, official plan amendments and other planning documents and circulations that impact town parks and open spaces
  • Annual replacement of pedestrian bridges and stairs across the town
  • Annual replacement of select playgrounds