The Julia Munro Park is located on Timberbank Square within the Lakeside Meadows subdivision in Sutton. This park is being constructed as a community park to serve residents within a one-to-three kilometre radius in the northwest Sutton Development Area.
The land allocated for the park site is approximately five hectares, and is bounded by Timberbank Square and residential properties to the south, a storm water facility to the west and regionally significant woodlands to the north and east. An accessible, gravel pedestrian trail has been installed to the east which connects the site via woodland and wetland to the local community (Hodgson Trail).
- The park will feature playground equipment, splash-pads, a multi-use hard-surface court for summer sports such as basketball and winter activities such as skating, walking trails, adult outdoor fitness equipment, and open spaces.
- Future features may include a sports field such as a soccer pitch.
- A permanent washroom building and mechanical building was added to the project during the design process.
- The Town has awarded the contract for construction of the park however, there is insufficient budget to complete all of the planned work.
- The permanent washrooms have been identified as park amenity that can be deferred or eliminated until such time as additional funds are available.
Town Council will receive the results of this survey and all other forms of input received at the meeting scheduled for Oct. 21 prior to making any further decision for construction of the washrooms and other features in the park.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Nov. 21, 2018 open house at the Link and the March 26 open house at the Civic Centre. Residents are encouraged to send questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 26, 2019 - Sutton Community Park
Nov. 21, 2018 Public open house presentation materials and
Council reports and presentations
Council report -- Sept. 23, 2020
Presentation -- April 10, 2019
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As Georgina’s population continues to grow, the Town is looking to develop a new neighbourhood park in Sutton to meet the needs of present and future residents. A neighbourhood park was planned as part of the subdivision design.
The Julia Munro Park is planned to be a destination park to serve residents within a one-to-three kilometre radius in the northwest Sutton Development Area. The land allocated for the park site is approximately five hectares, and is bounded by Timberbank Square and residential properties to the south, a storm water facility to the west and regionally significant woodlands to the north and east.
The park may include junior and senior playgrounds, water play, multi-use court(s), open play area, trails and passive open space. Parking and path lighting is also a consideration. Public open houses in the fall of 2018 were held to obtain feedback before consultants proceed to the detailed design.
Julia Munro Park (Sutton Community Park) is part of growth and therefore subject to Development Charges funding up to 90 per cent. Council approved the construction budget of $1.4 million during 2019 capital budget deliberations. Additional funding was approved during the 2020 capital budget deliberations for a total project budget of $2,231,450. This budget amount covers consulting fees as well as construction of Julia Munro Park.
It is anticipated that construction will take place late 2020 and into 2021.