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.

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. 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 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 Kirvan Park below.


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.

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. 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 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 Kirvan Park below.


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