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Park Development

Aerial Image of Park Development

The City is committed to maintaining the vitality of its parks and natural areas.  This involves planning and designing parks for new neighbourhoods, as well as refurbishing parks in established areas.

Parks Currently Under Construction

The following parks are currently undergoing construction or upgrades:

Hyde Park Land Development Phase II

Plans for the park include:

  • Placing a formal crusher dust pathway in the Southwest corner of the park to connect with existing pathways.
  • Placing formal crusher dust pathways at the North and South gates of the Dog Park to connect with existing pathways in Hyde Park.
  • Adding significantly more rip-rap (small-to-medium rocks) to the Dog Park area that experiences flooding during spring melt and rain events.
  • Installing outdoor sculptures within the park.
  • Developing interpretive signage and education areas to explain the significance of the naturalized areas within the park.
  • Enhancing naturalized plantings throughout the park.

For more details on Hyde Park Land Development Phase II

Aden Bowman Sports Field

The City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public School Division have a joint use agreement in place for this project.

Project includes:

  • Multi-purpose field.
  • Site furniture.
  • Tree plantings.
  • Automatic irrigation system.

For more details on Aden Bowman Sports Field

Pierre Radisson

   A second cricket field is currently under construction at Pierre Radisson Park.  Click Here to view the construction zone.

 

 

Future Park Construction 

The following are concept plans for new park developments or park refurbishments scheduled for construction over the next few years:

Pierre Radisson Park Redevelopment

This proposed redevelopment plan for Pierre Radisson Park is currently an unfunded project.

Background

The Hudson Bay Area Parks Master Plan (Master Plan) was completed and approved by City Council in 1989, since then, Community Local Area Plans were completed in 2011. Based on the Master Plan and Local Area Plans, a number of recommendations emerged that included the following: 

  • Redevelop Pierre Radisson Park;
  • Develop a well-lit pathway system connecting the parks, communities, and park amenities;
  • Establish historical elements throughout the parks that educate and enhance the overall park experience;
  • Improve safety throughout the parks during the day and night; and
  • Improve traffic safety along the intersecting corridors.

The following is a list of alterations within Pierre Radisson Park that are targeted as part of the redevelopment

Developing a well-lit pathway

This component is projected to increase natural surveillance on the park, limiting illegitimate use while connecting the communities surrounding the park. Currently, the only pathway crosses at 31st Street. Creating a north-south corridor that moves citizens through the park network, and exiting at appropriate intersection to safely cross is an important consideration to traffic safety. 

The plan also includes extending the sidewalk along Faulkner to reach 33rd Street. This will complete the north-south pathway corridor from 29th Street to 33rd Street without having to leave the park.

Historical/Educational Node

Objective is to create a historical/educational node based on Pierre Radisson, a French Explorer from the 1600's. The node is targeted to be placed near the midpoint of the park as pathways intersect to create a hub within the park.

Parking Lots 

A parking lot is planned for the north end of the park (nearest 33rd Street). This will be an 18-stall lot for use by dog park patrons to lessen the impact of on-street parking in the neighbourhood.

A second parking lot is planned for the south end of the park (nearest 29th Street). This will be a 38-stall lot for use by cricket patrons to lessen the impact of on-street parking in the neighbourhood.

Adjustments to Pierre Radisson Dog Park

The Pierre Radisson Dog Park perimeter fence will be adjusted on the north, south, and west sides to accommodate the new pathway network as well as the parking lot for the dog park. The size of the dog park will remain roughly the same (2.99 acres); however, it will be re-shaped to provide connectivity through the park. 

How can I provide comments on the upgrade plan?

Comments and feedback can be submitted via phone or email to:

Mark Campbell
Open Space Consultant
306-975-3485
mark.campbell@saskatoon.ca