Notes on the Robinson Property
The City hosted two workshops in October to support the development of a long-term plan for the Robinson Property. Approximately 30 members of the community and representatives from user groups participated in each of the two sessions. Participants enjoyed a tour of the site and a presentation on the history before diving into discussions about the needs and opportunities for the park. Some of the main topics covered include the property’s amenities, identity, landscape and access. The notes from the workshop are available here. Some of the key themes include:
- Continue the tradition of the property as a recreation hub. Consider expanding the pickleball courts and the drop-in centre to support growth.
- Enhance the park setting of the property. Consider adding seating areas, trees and vegetation, and lighting and paths.
- Strengthen the identity of the park. Consider adding public art, recognize the park’s history and create new signage.
- Improve access and safety on the site. Consider reconfiguring the driveway, add pedestrian connections and bike racks, explore options for more parking and adjust the transit service.
The City is now working on options for the park based on the feedback gathered. The options will be reviewed with the new Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee when established in the New Year and then shared with the community for feedback at a future date.