Although neighbourhood residents were pleased when the City formally established Rivard Park in 1967, a 1968 meeting with the Department of Parks and Recreation's director of parks saw these same residents express their collective dismay over the lack of a local facility designed for very young children. Consequently, rather than establishing another park, the City expanded Rivard Park in 1970 after acquiring an adjoining parcel of land from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. In 1994, it was renamed Fontainebleu Park in recognition of the subdivision in that area. In 1999, an additional piece of land was acquired. Today, it is a vibrant, predominantly sports‑oriented facility, featuring a soccer field, a toboggan hill for winter use and a variety of playground equipment. A new public library was added the property in 2005, and a splash pad will be built in 2021.