Public input sought for the redevelopment of Bonnerworth Park

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Peterborough, ON – Help shape the future of Bonnerworth Park by participating in the consultation on how the City of Peterborough will invest in the community park to enhance the space and add new recreation features.

Work on the improvements to Bonnerworth Park is expected to start in fall 2024.

Bonnerworth Park, located at 560 McDonnel St. in Town Ward 3, will become a new recreation hub.

Town Ward Councillors Alex Bierk and Joy Lachica encourage residents to participate in the community consultation.

“We are thrilled to see Bonnerworth being redeveloped into a community hub. Community parks contribute to healthy, thriving cities. Please help us ensure that the upcoming redevelopment of Bonnerworth Park will meet your needs today, and into the future. Whether you are a family with young children or a senior who would enjoy spending time there, we want to hear from you,” said Councillor Joy Lachica.

“I love Bonnerworth! I live close by and have enjoyed the park in so many different ways throughout my life — the redevelopment offers so much potential. I'm thankful for the community's support for the project so far. In the upcoming planning stages, we have the opportunity to reimagine the park to meet our collective needs and vision,” said Councillor Alex Bierk.

Public Information Meeting

A Public Drop-in Session will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McDonnel Street Community Centre at 577 McDonnel St. City staff will be available to answer questions and receive input about which amenities residents would like to see in the park.

Bonnerworth Park Redevelopment Survey

Everyone is invited to complete the online survey at . The survey will allow participants to identify features they would like to see in the park and make suggestions to create an inclusive environment. Paper copies of the survey will be available in the lobby at City Hall, 500 George St. N.

Bonnerworth Park was identified as a priority project in the City’s Parks and Outdoor Recreation Facilities Study that identified key objectives to improve and expand opportunities to support recreation across the City. Pickleball was identified as a priority sport to meet the demand for facilities for one of the fastest-growing sports in the country.  

The Bonnerworth Park redevelopment will include 16 new pickleball courts, a bike pump track, an expanded skatepark and associated landscape and lighting.

Information on the Bonnerworth Park project and details on the consultation opportunities are available on the City’s public engagement website Connect Peterborough at or by phone at 705-742-7777 ext.1829.

The survey will be open until 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2024. Once the survey has closed, an update summarizing the survey findings will be posted at Additional consultation is planned with facility user groups. Future information about the project and a concept plan will be updated on the page as the project proceeds.