Current Parks Development Projects for 2020-2021

The Parks Department will be working on the following projects through 2020 into 2021. Click on the park name to locate the park using Google Maps, or you can locate them using the Open Space and Parks Application. Links in each of the project descriptions below will open a drawing or photo of the work described.

For general inquires or more information on any of the following projects, please email us at or phone 519-253-2300 and ask to speak to the project manager listed for each project below.

Central Park
New multi-use asphalt pathways 
will be constructed starting in the fall 2020, and Phase One will be completed in spring 2021. Pathway work in the park will be completed in a series of phases. In Phase One, the pathway on the east side of the park connecting Richardie Street on the north to Beals on the south is paved and will continue with restoration along both sides of the trail. Construction is currently underway and, weather permitting, will be completed in early November.
Project Manager: Dan Jaworski

Ward 2

Bradley Park
The Parks Department will be hosting a virtual open house collect information regarding the redevelopment plan for Bradley Park that were adopted by Council in 2008. A virtual open house took place in January 2021, and a proposed update to the plan will be developed. Please check back soon for more updates.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

Bridgeview Park
The improvements shown on this site plan are almost complete. They include a new parking lot, pathways, drainage, new site furnishings and lighting, which will be completed in the spring of 2021.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Malden Park
The Parks Department recently completed some new off-road bike trails​, and we are in the process of reviewing some new proposals. In addition, the Parks Department has made improvements to park drainage in areas where flooding was an issue.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

McKee Park
Please review our virtual open house regarding the proposed upgrades to the existing boat ramp, shoreline stabilization and rock revetment, a new boardwalk, benches, and observation deck.
Project Manager: Dan Jaworski

Mic Mac Park
The installation of new baseball bleachers and sun shades at Cullen Field is 95% complete, The sun shades will be installed the week of July 12-16, 2021.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

Ojibway Tom Joy Woods
A new composite boardwalk was installed over the pond along the accessible Boardwalk Path and is now open.
Project Manager: Dan Jaworski

Ward 3

Alton Parker Park
Alton Parker Park is located in downtown Windsor at the corner of Brodhead Street and Niagara Street. Park improvements​ almost complete include reconstruction of the existing asphalt pathways, the relocation of the playground and relocation of the statue of Alton C. Parker. Some minor deficiencies will be finished soon with an expected completion in the coming weeks.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Festival Plaza
The Riverfront Festival Plaza's building will have it's roof replaced with a portion of it being a green roof design. The project is currently out for tender.
Project Manager: Terry Fasan

Jackson Park
A new walkway and small sculpture plaza will be installed in Jackson Park in partnership with the Windsor Rotary Club, the City of Windsor and artist Mark Williams. The sculpture is made of bronze and titled You+Me. The walkway and plaza are complete and awaiting installation of the sculpture.
Project Manager: Terry Fasan

Ward 4

Hiram Walker Parkette
Located at 300 Devonshire Road, a new parkette across from Hiram Walker's distillery will be a plaza and sculpture dedicated to Hiram Walker. The contract for the site work and sculpture installation has been awarded, and construction is expected to begin in September 2021.
Project Manager: Terry Fasan

Ward 5

Alexander Park
New accessible washrooms​ were constructed into the embankment at Alexander Park to create minimal disturbance to views along Riverside Drive, and it boasts a beautiful terrace observation deck with unobstructed views to the Detroit River. This park is also equipped with a fishing deck and a beautiful new beach themed accessible playground. Now open.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

Garry Dugal Park
Improvements are near completion, including two new shade sails that cover a large concrete seating area, new picnic tables, sidewalks, and upgrades to the existing pavilion. Some final touches are necessary, but the park is open.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

George Avenue Park
The redevelopment of George Avenue Park is currently underway now that the reservoir under the south end of the park is complete. The Parks Department will continue to improve the northern section of the park for future use. A new forest-themed accessible playground was installed in 2020. A new shelter was installed in February 2021; drainage was improved in March with the installation of a few catch basins; lighting is now installed; and final touches are being completed on the new sports court, pathways lighting, benches and 30 to 40 trees. The pathway concrete is currently being poured, and the park should reopen by the end of July, leaving just the parking lot to complete all of the improvements.
Project Manger: Darron Ahlstedt

Ward 6

Reaume Park
A virtual open house will take place in the first quarter of 2021 to solicit public feedback for replacement of the Peace Fountain. A request for proposals (RFP) is currently underway to hire a design consultant that specializes in water fountain design. The successful proponent of the RFP will prepare design concepts based on public input for a new fountain. Please check back soon for more updates.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Riverside Baseball Park
The recently reconstructed west parking lot is now open, and a final lift of asphalt will be placed after baseball season. Improvements to existing washroom facilities are expected to reach completion in the spring of 2021. This concept plan shows improvements to the park, including a new rubber surface at the Miracle Diamond, accessible bleachers and shade sails for the Miracle Diamond, a new wellness track with three baseball-themed accessible workout stations, and new accessible picnic tables. The park is now under construction. Canadian Tire Jumpstart as well as Riverside Minor Baseball Association are working in partnership with the City on this project. The City was successful in applying to Canadian Tire Jumpstart for funding that will help complete this wonderful accessible destination park.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Tranby Park
This concept plan shows the new playground, parking lot, pathways, baseball diamond, landscaping and tree planting with expected completion in the spring of 2021. The playground is currently on hold until warmer temperatures will allow construction of the rubber surface to resume.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Ward 7

Elizabeth Kishkon Park
A new washroom building, and other improvements will be underway in 2021. The existing parking lot will have drainage installed, then be curbed and paved. Site servicing for the new building is nearing completion, and the tender for the new washroom is underway with construction expected to begin in the summer of 2021.
Project Manager: Terry Fasan

Forest Glade Park
Construction of a splash pad is complete. This site plan shows the location of a new accessible washroom building that will service the splash pad and the park in general. The washroom construction is underway​ with an expected completion of December 2021.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

Work on the tennis courts to convert the north bank of tennis courts for use as pickleball courts is tentatively scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021. Public consultation has taken place, and survey results and comments are being considered as an updated site plan gets developed.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

Little River Corridor
A new bicycling pump track was constructed during the spring of 2021 and is now open.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Construction of a new multi-use bridge crossing Little River Municipal Drain that began on Monday, February 1, 2021, is complete, and the bridge is now open. The bridge, accessible and open to pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles, was installed off of Hawthorne Crescent. A second multi-use bridge​​ was installed just south of McHugh Street​. This will improve recreation access along the Ganatchio Trail and within the community areas.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Maintenance work on one of the pedestrian bridges in the Little River Corridor between Wyandotte Street and Little River Road is now complete. The work included sandblasting and painting of the bridge structure and sealing of the bridge deck.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

Peche Island
Work on the island's interior bridge is currently out for tender, and the shoreline stabilization and construction of a new floating dock will continue. Completion expected in summer of 2021.
Project Manager: Dan Jaworski

Ward 8

Fontainebleau Park
A new splash pad is planned for the park. The Parks Department hosted a virtual open house to collect your feedback through a short survey regarding themes for the splash pad. We are working on the request for proposal (RFP), confirming utility locates for servicing, and awaiting council decision on funding. Please check back soon.
Project Manager: Terry Fasan

Meadowbrook Park
The pathway redevelopment is underway and, weather permitting, will be completed in late November.

Ward 9

Walker Homesite Bike Trail
The Parks Department will be completing a small project to improve the drainage along a portion of the Walker Homesite Bike Trail near Foster Avenue by installing two catch basins and sewer pipe that will be installed using a directional boring technique that will minimize the mess and ease the restoration of the area once complete.
Project Manager: Dan Jaworski 

Patrick Maguire Park
The existing asphalt path circulating around the park will be removed and a new, wider asphalt path will take its place. The asphalt pad for the bleachers behind home plate will also be replaced. This work is currently out for tender and will be completed this summer.
Project Manager: Darron Ahlstedt

Calderwood Park
The existing asphalt path circulating around the park will be removed and a new asphalt path will take its place. A new concrete plaza and sitting area will be installed by the existing play area. This work will be out for tender shortly and will be completed this summer.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Ward 10

Langlois Park
Phase One pathway reconstruction, lighting, benches, and drainage improvements are now complete. A similar schedule of work is planned for Phase Two pathway reconstruction, including benches, drainage improvements, and lighting which will be installed shortly. Meanwhile the pathway reconstruction for Phase Two is out to tender. Expect completion of this project in the fall of 2021.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

Southdale Park
As a continuation of the pathway reconstruction in the adjacent Langlois Park, Southdale Park will see a new loop trail and benches installed. This work is currently out to tender together with Phase Two of the Langlois Park work and will be completed in the fall of 2021.
Project Manager: Trevor Duquette

For further information, please contact:

Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
Phone: For general information, call 311. 
For detailed inquiries, call (519) 253-2300.


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