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Council Announces Significant Investment to Riverside Park for a Four-Season Experience

November 17, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Riverside Park will be undergoing a major expansion beginning in 2022.

Earlier today, North Grenville’s Council was on site at Riverside Park to unveil the conceptual plan and timeline for new recreational amenities. 

Construction will commence in 2022 for an outdoor rink, splash pad and a new four season building with accessible washrooms and changerooms. 

“One of Council’s key priorities was to bring more recreational options to the community, including in Riverside Park in Old Town Kemptville,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“The addition of a refrigerated outdoor rink, splash pad and four season change rooms will ensure that families, youth and seniors are able to seize the opportunity for outdoor play and year-round recreation in what is effectively, North Grenville’s central park, added Mayor Peckford. 

“Our parks and greenspaces are more popular than ever, and it’s clear people are looking for more ways to be active outdoors,” said Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan and Parks, Recreation and Culture Liaison. “These new amenities will improve the quality of life for residents in North Grenville.”

The total cost for the project is budgeted for $1.5 Million dollars over two years which will include the feasibility study, design, and construction.

New Recreational Amenities include:

  • A 50 by 100 feet outdoor rink with a concrete base. Elements will include ice refrigeration, provisions for a roof structure, and will be designed to support summer sports such as basketball, ball hockey, and special events.
  • A splash pad with a variety of spray elements including a mega bucket soaker.
  • A new building facility that will support accessible washrooms and provide year-round outdoor access to other users of the park.

Construction will begin Spring 2022. It is anticipated that some of the amenities will be ready for public use by Fall 2022, with the outdoor rink ready for the 2022-2023 ODR season.

The recreational amenities identified were based on public engagement in the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan. 

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Quick Facts:

  • Based on significant public engagement, the 2020 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan included recommendations to enhance recreational amenities at Riverside Park.
  • On June 4, 2021, Council approved the feasibility study, which included the addition of a splash pad, outdoor rink and an accessible washroom/changeroom facility at Riverside Park.
  • Total cost for the project is budgeted for $1.5 million dollars over two years.

For more Information Contact:

Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168 

Conceptual Designs:

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