About this project

This project is to redevelop an existing neighbourhood park, Wallace Park. It is one of a number of parks and open space blocks in relation to the former hospital site. The existing washroom building and ball diamond will be removed. A new building complex, including a washroom building, a mechanical building, and a breezeway in between, will be constructed. Work also includes new electrical, water, sanitary, storm, and natural gas services to the site/new building, reconnection of electrical and water services from new building to existing tennis clubhouse and courts, landscaping and drainage improvements.


245 Reynolds Street
Size: 1.56 ha (3.85 acres)
Classification: Neighbourhood Park
Ward 3

New park features

  • A new building complex, including a washroom building, a mechanical building, and a breezeway in between.
  • Playground
  • Summer basketball court/winter refrigerated ice rink
  • Lit and paved pathways
  • Landscape improvements

Project history

The Parks and Open Space department had undertaken multiple public consultations for this project. A preferred concept plan was developed in consultation with local residents and Councillors. Following the town’s approval of 2020 budget, this project has come into the implementation stage.

In May 2020, the Parks and Open Space department retained a consulting team led by OMC Landscape Architecture to further develop the preferred concept plan. On March 30, 2021, the town held an online public consultation meeting to present the outcome of the conceptual design phase. Based on the residents’ feedback, town staff approved the refined conceptual design and moved the project into the detailed design phase.

The request for tender was released on September 22, and closed on October 27, 2022. Unfortunately, all submissions received exceeded the approved budget available. As a result, this project was deferred until 2023.

Since the beginning of 2023, Parks staff had been working with the consultant to evaluate cost saving options and revise the design, accordingly. In late September, this project was re-tendered. Following the tender closing in November, the town was able to retain Orin Contractors Corp. for the construction of this project.

Project status 

Construction started in early January 2024 and is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2024, weather permitting.


OMC Landscape Architecture has been retained as the prime consultant to provide design and contract administration services.

Orin Contractors Corp. has been retained as the general contractor for the construction.

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