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Improvements to St. Clair Park in LaSalle

Posted on Thursday January 21, 2021
St. Clair Park
Overhead view of St. Clair Park

In 2021, the Town of LaSalle is undertaking a project to improve and enhance the parkland located at St. Clair Park. The park is located between St. Clair Avenue and Betts Avenue, just off of Normandy Street. The project is expected to cost $150,000, and is included in the Town’s 2021 Budget. 

The plan includes the installation of a new playground structure including components like a swing, slide and balance feature for children between the ages of 18 months to 12 years old. The structure will be accessible, meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act (AODA). In addition, an engineered wood fiber base will be installed under the play equipment.

The new park design will also include the installation of a multiuse pathway, fenced-in basketball court that will also be painted for ball hockey, installation of benches, garbage cans and bike racks, and planting of trees. Some drainage improvements are also part of the project.

“All major work for the project at St. Clair Park is expected to take place in 2021. We plan to complete the tender for the playground equipment in March or April,” said Mark Beggs, Manager of Roads and Parks. “The park will be closed to the public between June and September when most of the work will take place.” The play equipment and court may be usable in the fall, but the grass will need some time to grow. The project timelines are dependent on the availability of the contractor and materials, as well as the weather.

The Town will be using PlaceSpeak to notify the neighbourhood and Town residents about this project. This is also a platform that gives the community the opportunity to share their thoughts about the project. The Town encourages the community to participate and review the project resources on PlaceSpeak. Feedback about St. Clair Park will be accepted until February 24, 2021.

To participate through PlaceSpeak, the participant will need to create a PlaceSpeak account. This account only needs to be created once, and then the participant will have access to other Town of LaSalle consultation projects, as well as any other projects that are posted to PlaceSpeak. The participant’s address is never displayed to other users or the administrators of the consultation. Addresses are collected to allow the administrators to know where respondents live. Learn about the St. Clair Park improvements at: www.placespeak.com/StClairPark

Residents can also participate by providing feedback in writing no later than February 24, 2021 to:

Mr. Mark Beggs and Mr. Tom Brydon

Town of LaSalle

5950 Malden Road

LaSalle, Ontario N9H 1S4