Developing the Rehabilitation Plan
Development of the William Hawrelak Park Rehabilitation Plan that will guide re-investment in the park is now complete.
Condition of the Park
All assets in the park including the trees, roadways, paths, buildings, underground and above ground utilities, park fixtures and furniture, were assessed to better understand their current physical condition. This condition assessment helped to evaluate the useful life of all the amenities and infrastructure in the park. Assessing the park condition was the first step in figuring out a long-term rehabilitation and maintenance plan.
The next step was to meet with the people who use the park. Various user groups, including the festival and event groups onsite, residents in the area and general park users had an opportunity to share their feedback and perspective on the park’s current state and hopes for the future. Citizens were asked to share their feedback and perspective. Engagement was completed through online surveys, focus groups, intercept and drop-box surveys at the park and an in-person neighbourhood event. The information and feedback gathered informed the rehabilitation plan by providing a greater understanding of how the park is currently used and how it could better support programs and services, safety and security and access and circulation for years to come.
A summary of the engagement: What We Heard Report
Developing the Implementation Plan
Prioritizing the work
The rehabilitation priorities were established based on the physical and functional condition of the amenities and infrastructure onsite. The following graph illustrates the cost distribution for rehabilitation of each area of the park.
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Sequencing the work
Further planning and design, as well as a funding strategy, is necessary to determine next steps for implementing the rehabilitation plan. This next step of planning work is important to better understanding how the network of amenities and infrastructure are connected.