Parkland Development Projects

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Graham Parkland

Graham park is located at 13 Douglas Street in Fergus. The Developers of an adjacent property have approached the Township with an offer to contribute a donation toward park improvements.

The following are the overarching details of the Parkland Development Agreement:

The Township Agrees to:

  • Hire a General Contractor to oversee construction of the park
  • Fund the removal of the old playground and purchase and install a new playground.
  • Retain the services of a Landscape Architect to finalize the detail construction drawings based on the concept drawings provided.
  • Permit the park land to be graded to change the slop of the land as per Schedule B of the Agreement, to allow for the removal of the retaining wall at 11 Douglas St.

The Developer Agrees to:

  • Fund all park improvements included in the concept drawing including Earthwork, softscape, hardscape, drainage, structures (including shade structure), furnishings and testing.
  • Allow for a Park sign to be installed at 11 Douglas Street property to improve awareness of the public park.

Harrison & Haylock Parks

The Haylock and Youngblood Subdivision are large residential developments located between South River Rd and the Trestle Bridge Trail in Elora.

The developers retained a landscape architect to create the park developments plans in collaboration with Township Community Services staff. The landscape architect also provided costing for the park development. Harrison Park will be located in both Subdivisions and the design includes a playground, natural outdoor winter skating rink, shade structure, drystone wall entry features, existing trees, new shade trees, planting beds, walkways, and passive seating. Haylock Park will be in the Haylock subdivision and the design includes an existing woodlot, new restoration planting, trails, an amphitheatre, drystone wall feature and passive seating area.

Park Enhancements
The Developers have selected to enhance both parks to a standard above the Township’s park development standards, at their own expense. These are identified in Schedule A of the Agreement as Park Enhancements and include enhanced park entry features including dry stone walls, an Amphitheatre, granite boulder seating, and an upgrade to the playground to natural style play equipment. The intent for the shade structure at Harrison Park is to utilize the wood from the trees removed on-site to build the shade structure. The Developers would like to install a playground that is more naturalized, which is a more expensive style of playground. This will create a natural atmosphere for the park to compliment the trees and natural features of the parkland. Any additional costs for the shade structure or playground are covered by the Developers.

Staff are working with the Developers to ensure that these naturalized features are built to commercial standards, and enhance the park and do not create additional maintenance issues moving forward. Staff are excited to be working with these Developers to build this unique enhanced park, while ensuring all park development standards are enforced.

It is expected that the park development will take place in 2022 and/or 2023.

Haylock Youngblood Park Development Agreement



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. Plans for the park 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.

For the first time in CW, the Township will be installing 4 pieces of outdoor fitness equipment at a park. This is strategically located near the Elora Cataract trail so anyone walking, running or biking on the trail can visit the park for some additional exercise. This equipment has been generously donated by CW Remedy RX in Fergus.

Construction of the park is schedule to begin in 2021.

Kirvan 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 is now open to the public with minor park improvements scheduled to be completed Spring 2022.



Graham Parkland

Graham park is located at 13 Douglas Street in Fergus. The Developers of an adjacent property have approached the Township with an offer to contribute a donation toward park improvements.

The following are the overarching details of the Parkland Development Agreement:

The Township Agrees to:

  • Hire a General Contractor to oversee construction of the park
  • Fund the removal of the old playground and purchase and install a new playground.
  • Retain the services of a Landscape Architect to finalize the detail construction drawings based on the concept drawings provided.
  • Permit the park land to be graded to change the slop of the land as per Schedule B of the Agreement, to allow for the removal of the retaining wall at 11 Douglas St.

The Developer Agrees to:

  • Fund all park improvements included in the concept drawing including Earthwork, softscape, hardscape, drainage, structures (including shade structure), furnishings and testing.
  • Allow for a Park sign to be installed at 11 Douglas Street property to improve awareness of the public park.

Harrison & Haylock Parks

The Haylock and Youngblood Subdivision are large residential developments located between South River Rd and the Trestle Bridge Trail in Elora.

The developers retained a landscape architect to create the park developments plans in collaboration with Township Community Services staff. The landscape architect also provided costing for the park development. Harrison Park will be located in both Subdivisions and the design includes a playground, natural outdoor winter skating rink, shade structure, drystone wall entry features, existing trees, new shade trees, planting beds, walkways, and passive seating. Haylock Park will be in the Haylock subdivision and the design includes an existing woodlot, new restoration planting, trails, an amphitheatre, drystone wall feature and passive seating area.

Park Enhancements
The Developers have selected to enhance both parks to a standard above the Township’s park development standards, at their own expense. These are identified in Schedule A of the Agreement as Park Enhancements and include enhanced park entry features including dry stone walls, an Amphitheatre, granite boulder seating, and an upgrade to the playground to natural style play equipment. The intent for the shade structure at Harrison Park is to utilize the wood from the trees removed on-site to build the shade structure. The Developers would like to install a playground that is more naturalized, which is a more expensive style of playground. This will create a natural atmosphere for the park to compliment the trees and natural features of the parkland. Any additional costs for the shade structure or playground are covered by the Developers.

Staff are working with the Developers to ensure that these naturalized features are built to commercial standards, and enhance the park and do not create additional maintenance issues moving forward. Staff are excited to be working with these Developers to build this unique enhanced park, while ensuring all park development standards are enforced.

It is expected that the park development will take place in 2022 and/or 2023.

Haylock Youngblood Park Development Agreement



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. Plans for the park 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.

For the first time in CW, the Township will be installing 4 pieces of outdoor fitness equipment at a park. This is strategically located near the Elora Cataract trail so anyone walking, running or biking on the trail can visit the park for some additional exercise. This equipment has been generously donated by CW Remedy RX in Fergus.

Construction of the park is schedule to begin in 2021.

Kirvan 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 is now open to the public with minor park improvements scheduled to be completed Spring 2022.



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