Hammill Park master plan

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This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the master plan design. Watch the city website for the final design and playground equipment later this fall.



We’re starting the process to create a new neighbourhood park located at 51 Skinner Drive, the northwest corner of Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway.

We completed engagement back in June where you helped us select the best of two park designs. We’ve taken your feedback and chosen the Green Flow concept and added in some of your favourite design options from both designs.

The final park master plan features:

  • Playground and swings
  • Shade structure
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Games tables and ping pong table
  • Rain garden
  • Space for a community garden
  • Green spaces

We need your help to review the final design between July 27 - August 17 , provide your feedback or ask us a question. The new park will be built in the summer of 2022 with a separate design process for the playground.



Revised Green Flow concept

overhead view of park design showing open lawn area, adjusted community garden location, playground and pathsReview the revised design overview and the concept inspiration image board here.

The green flow concept promotes natural exploration and discovery in Hammill Park. The circulation system provides multiple options to move through the space and has incorporated the Skinner Drive sidewalk.

The park includes a pollinator/rain garden along the southern boundary that will provide habitat as well as an unstructured exploration space for children. The lawn provides an opportunity to engage in unstructured active and passive activities. A community garden brings residents together with accessible raised beds and at ground level plots. The central shade structure with picnic tables anchors the park providing a sheltered lookout over the lawn, community garden and playground featuring equipment inspired by nature.

Changes to the original Green Flow concept include:

  • adding games tables
  • adding ping pong table
  • adding a ramp to the play equipment area
  • adding concrete pads for rolling waste bins at the corner of Law/Skinner and the southwest entrance to park on Skinner
  • consolidating the armour stones at the play equipment area
  • adjusting the pathways to provide more uninterrupted lawn space
  • adjusting location of benches and bike racks
  • graphically representing the middle armrest on the benches
  • relocating the community garden south of the path to create more separation from active lawn area activities
  • adjusting the size/layout of the rain garden/pollinator garden space
  • removing the low shrub plantings throughout the park


Next Steps

When the master plan is finalized using your feedback, we will pre-select the play equipment in fall 2021 and share on City’s webpage. The construction drawings will be tendered to contractors in winter 2022. Pending budget approval, construction is expected to begin in summer 2022.

For more information

Jyoti Pathak, Parks Planner
Park and Trail Development, Parks
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2431
jyoti.pathak@guelph.ca

This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the master plan design. Watch the city website for the final design and playground equipment later this fall.



We’re starting the process to create a new neighbourhood park located at 51 Skinner Drive, the northwest corner of Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway.

We completed engagement back in June where you helped us select the best of two park designs. We’ve taken your feedback and chosen the Green Flow concept and added in some of your favourite design options from both designs.

The final park master plan features:

  • Playground and swings
  • Shade structure
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Games tables and ping pong table
  • Rain garden
  • Space for a community garden
  • Green spaces

We need your help to review the final design between July 27 - August 17 , provide your feedback or ask us a question. The new park will be built in the summer of 2022 with a separate design process for the playground.



Revised Green Flow concept

overhead view of park design showing open lawn area, adjusted community garden location, playground and pathsReview the revised design overview and the concept inspiration image board here.

The green flow concept promotes natural exploration and discovery in Hammill Park. The circulation system provides multiple options to move through the space and has incorporated the Skinner Drive sidewalk.

The park includes a pollinator/rain garden along the southern boundary that will provide habitat as well as an unstructured exploration space for children. The lawn provides an opportunity to engage in unstructured active and passive activities. A community garden brings residents together with accessible raised beds and at ground level plots. The central shade structure with picnic tables anchors the park providing a sheltered lookout over the lawn, community garden and playground featuring equipment inspired by nature.

Changes to the original Green Flow concept include:

  • adding games tables
  • adding ping pong table
  • adding a ramp to the play equipment area
  • adding concrete pads for rolling waste bins at the corner of Law/Skinner and the southwest entrance to park on Skinner
  • consolidating the armour stones at the play equipment area
  • adjusting the pathways to provide more uninterrupted lawn space
  • adjusting location of benches and bike racks
  • graphically representing the middle armrest on the benches
  • relocating the community garden south of the path to create more separation from active lawn area activities
  • adjusting the size/layout of the rain garden/pollinator garden space
  • removing the low shrub plantings throughout the park


Next Steps

When the master plan is finalized using your feedback, we will pre-select the play equipment in fall 2021 and share on City’s webpage. The construction drawings will be tendered to contractors in winter 2022. Pending budget approval, construction is expected to begin in summer 2022.

For more information

Jyoti Pathak, Parks Planner
Park and Trail Development, Parks
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2431
jyoti.pathak@guelph.ca

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