GSP Group and WalterFedy prepared a master plan for McLennan Park. This is a 40-hectare former landfill site that was largely undeveloped andused for tobogganing, walking and general open space. The master plan considered constraints imposed by the former landfill operations, city-wide and local recreation needs, neighbourhood concerns regarding change to the undeveloped area, and private sector interest in developing a snow tube facility on the hill. As part of the master plan report, GSP Group prepared and assessed several park development options and facilities and identified a detailed phasing and implementation strategy.
Implementing the approved park master plan, GSP Group was involved in the detailed design and construction of the phased park development. Phase 1 included a grand entrance feature, entry roadway, parking, a refined toboggan hill, leash free zone and landscaping. Phase 2 included an accessible playground, BMX bike park, skateboard park, free play area, sport courts, Block Line Road entry, parking and trails, as well as amenities such as a splash pad, ice skating area, concession building, trails and landscaping. Now fully operational, McLennan Park is a major park destination within Kitchener and has hosted a range of community and city-wide events in addition to its day-to-day recreation function.
GSP Group more recently worked with engineers to complete landscape restoration of the landfill cap.
Other Park Projects
Kingsdale Community Park Splash Pad, Kitchener
South End Community Park Splash Pad, Guelph
Joe Sams Leisure Park, Hamilton
Jerome Park, Hamilton
Victoria Park Entrance, Kitchener
Greenwood Park, Shelburne