Earlwood Park public drop-in session

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barefoot child near a slide

Peterborough, ON – The City of Peterborough is asking residents to share their ideas on features that should be included in Earlwood Park at a public drop-in session on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Kinsmen Civic Centre at 1 Kinsmen Way. City staff will be available to answer questions and receive input to help ensure it meets the needs of the community around Earlwood Park. 

The plan to rejuvenate Earlwood Park will set a vision and identify new amenities for the neighbourhood park located at 52 Earlwood Dr. in Ward 2, with construction intended to start in fall 2023 or spring 2024. 

Monaghan Ward Councillors Matt Crowley and Don Vassiliadis encourage residents to participate in the community consultation: 

“Neighbourhood parks contribute to healthy, thriving neighbourhoods. Help us ensure that the upcoming enhancements to Earlwood Park will meet the needs of the people who live nearby. Whether you are a family with young children or a senior who would enjoy spending time there, we want to hear from you.” 

“This is a great opportunity to tell us what you would like to see in Earlwood Park,” said Sean Nailer, the City’s parks and recreation project manager. “Residents are asked to talk with members of their household and take part in the consultation to help identify priorities for the rejuvenation of Earlwood Park.” 

Information on the Earlwood Park rejuvenation and consultation opportunities are available on the City’s public engagement website Connect Peterborough at connectptbo.ca/EarlwoodPark or by phone at 705-742-7777 ext. 1829. 

An online survey through the City’s community consultation website at connectptbo.ca/EarlwoodPark will be open until 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2023.  Paper copies of the survey will be available in the lobby at City Hall, 500 George St. N. 

After the community consultation has closed, an update summarizing the findings will be posted. Future information about the project and a concept plan will be updated on the Connect Peterborough project page as they come available. 

Earlwood Park was identified as a high priority for rejuvenation in the City’s Assessment of Parks and Open Spaces study which applied assessment factors of park equity and current quality and functionality of park amenities. New park development will incorporate features for all ages with a focus on improving accessibility within the parks and accessible access to parks.