McKee Park Improvements
McKee Park was named after Alexander “Chick” McKee, a former mayor of the Town of Sandwich. McKee Park represents the City's first effort to provide public access to the river for local boaters.
Former/other names: Chewitt Street Park
Location: At the foot of Chewitt Street between Russell Street and the Detroit River
Property acquired: 1960
Official designation: Neighbourhood Park
McKee Park - Proposed Improvements
Due to higher than normal water levels, McKee Park is in need of improvements to the boat ramp and the shoreline in order to preserve it. The City of Windsor Parks Department is currently exploring options that will preserve the shoreline in addition to providing a better recreational experience for park users. Proposed park improvements include rock revetment/shoreline stabilization, a new boardwalk with a look-out observation deck, benches and improvements to the boat ramp that is failing. In this video, Manager of Parks Development Heidi Baillargeon describes the improvements that will take place. This park has a very high archeological potential. Any City work will be strictly monitored, and the City will follow all proper processes and procedures, including having an archeologist on site.
Partial funding is provided by the community benefits plan for the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
The Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan includes a commitment for improvements to McKee Park. The City is working on an agreement so that partial funding for this project could be provided by the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan.
In addition to the investments in Sandwich parks, The Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits plan also includes a number of community initiatives. For more information, please visit:
We heard from you!
Concept Plan for Improvements
Please see our story boards from the virtual open house and the concept plan for proposed improvements to the park.
For further information, please contact:
Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Phone: For general information, call 311.
For detailed inquiries, call (519) 253-2300.