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Granwood Gate Park Development

A park development agreement was reached between Council and Wrighthaven Homes Limited for the Granwood Gate Park lands. Wighthaven Homes generously offered to fund the Park Development within the neighbourhood park block that had been previously conveyed to the Township in an earlier phase of the Granwood Gate subdivision.

In exchange for funding the Parkland Development, Wrighthaven Homes Ltd. has requested the implementation of a Memorial Tree Program, and permission to name the park. This is a significant savings for the Township, as the cost of park development is typically an expense that is funded by taxpayer (10%) and development charges (90%).



O'Brien Park

Council awarded the Request for Proposal for the re-construction of O'Brien Park to Yard Weasels Inc. The updated development will include a new splashpad, playground and a washroom/utility building.
View the O'Brien Park concept plan here.


Forfar Park

Forfar Park is a lot of land measuring just over 3 acres, located along Gartshore St, just north of Forfar St. E in Fergus. With the park’s location along the Elora Cataract Trail, it was an ideal location to install outdoor fitness equipment in the park. Plans for the park also include a shade structure, junior soccer field, and playground with seating. A new asphalt path connecting the parking and washroom area to the trail and walkway connection to Forfar St. E will improve the accessibility of the park.

During the 2020 budget deliberations, Council allocated $275,000 in the 2020 budget and forecasts another $65,000 in 2021 for a total investment of $340,000 to refurbish this park. In 2018 a parking area was added to this park along Gartshore St. and the Township partnered with the Van Grootheest Team at Century 21 Excalibur Realty Brokerage to build a universal accessible washroom at this site. This was a generous donation by the Van Grootheest team that will benefit the community and provides a rest stop along the Elora Cataract Trail. In 2018 the access to the park along Gzowski St was improved with a switchback asphalt path for improved accessibility.

The concept plan for this park was shared at the Key Township Open House in November 2019, with positive feedback from the community. Construction of the park is schedule to begin in 2020, with the final installation of park amenities to be completed in 2021.

Storybrook Park

As part of the subdivision agreement between the Township and Sorbara/Tribute Nigus Holdings Inc, a parkland development agreement was executed to provide for the design, construction and financing of the neighbourhood park. The developer retained a landscape architect to come up with a park design in collaboration with Township Community Services staff. The park design provides for a playground, shade structure, parking and a soccer field. The park will be adjacent to a potential school site and it is expected that the park development will take place in 2020.

View concept drawings of Storybrook Park below.


Granwood Gate Park Development

A park development agreement was reached between Council and Wrighthaven Homes Limited for the Granwood Gate Park lands. Wighthaven Homes generously offered to fund the Park Development within the neighbourhood park block that had been previously conveyed to the Township in an earlier phase of the Granwood Gate subdivision.

In exchange for funding the Parkland Development, Wrighthaven Homes Ltd. has requested the implementation of a Memorial Tree Program, and permission to name the park. This is a significant savings for the Township, as the cost of park development is typically an expense that is funded by taxpayer (10%) and development charges (90%).



O'Brien Park

Council awarded the Request for Proposal for the re-construction of O'Brien Park to Yard Weasels Inc. The updated development will include a new splashpad, playground and a washroom/utility building.
View the O'Brien Park concept plan here.


Forfar Park

Forfar Park is a lot of land measuring just over 3 acres, located along Gartshore St, just north of Forfar St. E in Fergus. With the park’s location along the Elora Cataract Trail, it was an ideal location to install outdoor fitness equipment in the park. Plans for the park also include a shade structure, junior soccer field, and playground with seating. A new asphalt path connecting the parking and washroom area to the trail and walkway connection to Forfar St. E will improve the accessibility of the park.

During the 2020 budget deliberations, Council allocated $275,000 in the 2020 budget and forecasts another $65,000 in 2021 for a total investment of $340,000 to refurbish this park. In 2018 a parking area was added to this park along Gartshore St. and the Township partnered with the Van Grootheest Team at Century 21 Excalibur Realty Brokerage to build a universal accessible washroom at this site. This was a generous donation by the Van Grootheest team that will benefit the community and provides a rest stop along the Elora Cataract Trail. In 2018 the access to the park along Gzowski St was improved with a switchback asphalt path for improved accessibility.

The concept plan for this park was shared at the Key Township Open House in November 2019, with positive feedback from the community. Construction of the park is schedule to begin in 2020, with the final installation of park amenities to be completed in 2021.

Storybrook Park

As part of the subdivision agreement between the Township and Sorbara/Tribute Nigus Holdings Inc, a parkland development agreement was executed to provide for the design, construction and financing of the neighbourhood park. The developer retained a landscape architect to come up with a park design in collaboration with Township Community Services staff. The park design provides for a playground, shade structure, parking and a soccer field. The park will be adjacent to a potential school site and it is expected that the park development will take place in 2020.

View concept drawings of Storybrook Park below.


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