Public input sought for the redevelopment of Knights of Columbus Park

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Peterborough, ON – Peterborough residents are invited to help shape the future of Knights of Columbus 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.

Knights of Columbus Park, located at 5 Park St. N. will become a new recreation hub.

Work on Phase 1 of the improvements to Knights of Columbus Park, including four tennis courts and associated lighting, is expected to start in fall 2024. Phase 2 work is proposed for 2025, including upgrades to the existing Legacy Bowl, a new washroom building, a pet exercise area, and shade structure.

The Co-chairs of the Community Services (Recreation and Parks, Fire Services, and Arenas) portfolio Councillor Lesley Parnell and Councillor Gary Baldwin encourage residents to participate in the community consultation.

“We’re excited to see the Knights of Columbus Park reimagined in a way that complements the work planned for Bonnerworth Park. Together the new recreation facilities will make a big step to meeting the needs of Peterborough residents, including new tennis courts at Knights of Columbus and new pickleball courts at Bonnerworth. We want to hear from you to gain insights from a community perspective,” said Councillor Gary Baldwin.

“The new multi-year Parks & Outdoor Facilities Master Plan was endorsed by Council in September 2023. This was the result of an extensive community engagement process involving all major stakeholder groups and has been confirmed at budget. We are now working through the site plans for each approved park/recreation area as the master plan is implemented. Next on the horizon will be a full review of our indoor recreation needs. Check out for all ongoing projects,” said Councillor Lesley Parnell.

Public Information Meeting

A Public Drop-in Session will take place on Thursday, April 4, 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 on the proposed development.

Knights of Columbus 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.

The survey will be open until 11:59 p.m. on April 12, 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.

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