Wednesday, 27 May 2015


If you haven't been to the south end of the park recently, you may not have seen the new stairs and ramp that lead into the park from Davenport Road. All we can say!

The previous staircase, a wooden railway-tie version, had aged to the point where it needed to be completely replaced. This capital improvement project was expanded to include an accessibility ramp, with preservation of the existing, healthy trees in the area a top priority in design proposals.

Several proposals later, the final design was selected; construction started last fall and the final finishing work completed earlier this month.

We couldn't be more delighted with the final results. This project has truly beautified this section of the park and has greatly improved access from the south. If it's your habit to stick to the north or central areas in the park, do make the time to stroll over and have a look.

View from Davenport, looking up. The dog park is at the top of the hill.
Side view of the stairs

View from the top of the stairs, looking down towards Davenport

Walkway leading north-west from Davenport

Walkway curves east towards the dog park and south-east corner of the track.

Midway point of the walkway. Perfect spot to relax with a book and a snack.

Looking south-west from the walkway

Sunday, 24 May 2015

New Sand!

Parks has topped up the sand in the playground. Soft, safe and fun for playing in!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Public Meeting - May 20, 2015

All are invited to a Public Meeting at Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre on Wednesday May 20, from 7-9pm.

Learn about the plan to elevate the GO tracks along the Barrie rail line that crosses St. Clair Avenue at Caledonia Road. Metrolinx Representatives & Davenport MP Christina Martins will present the plan & answer questions.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Happy Victoria Day weekend!

Just in time for the long weekend - the washrooms are open, and the walkways around them have been resurfaced.

Many thanks to our Park Supervisor for having this work done!

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Kite Fest - Such a Fun Day!

We had so much fun at Kite Fest today! 

We couldn't have asked for nicer weather - warm, sunny, and just enough of a breeze to get the kites up in the air. 

Thanks to all who joined us! Special thanks to Franco Deleo & Tre Mari bakery ( for providing treats, to Frank Ruffolo, Recreation Coodinator at JJP Community Centre for providing juice, coffee, tea & other treats, and to JJP staff, Alanna and Patrick, for running the snacks table. We can't thank you enough for your support. 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

3rd Annual Kite Fest - May 3, 2015

Spring is FINALLY here! Celebrate by joining us in the park for our 3rd annual Kite Fest, on Sunday May 3rd.

Meet up by the playground for some non-competitive fun. We'll be there from 12-2pm.

Bring your kites, tell your friends...and hope for windy weather!