Parc Verdun Improvements

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Update - July 20, 2022

The contractor continues to work on-site and the improvements to Parc Verdun are now scheduled to be completed by the end of July or the first week of August.

Update - June 27, 2022

Asphalt for the new sports courts was installed over the week of June 20. The asphalt has to cure and harden before the sports court coating and lines can be applied. In the meantime, the contractor will be installing steps, and preparing the area for the tennis net posts and basketball hoop this week, before moving on to installing the fencing and practice board. We anticipate the courts will be ready for play by July 25.

Update - June 6, 2022

The Parc Verdun improvements project is now nearly complete.

Installation of the asphalt for the tennis/sports court is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16. Court fencing, practice wall, basketball net, court lines, and nets will be installed as soon as the weather and contractor availability allows.

The final bridge over Wood Creek has been installed, and all trails within the park are now open to the public.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with our contractor to complete this project.

Update - March 24, 2022

The Parc Verdun improvements project continues to move ahead, despite some construction delays.

Owing to unfavourable weather conditions, installation of the asphalt for the tennis/sports court has been delayed. The courts are still anticipated to be ready for use by summer.

Trails within the park are now open to the public, with the exception of one bridge over Wood Creek. Supply chain issues have delayed installation of the second bridge over Wood Creek. We expect the second bridge will be re-installed in the next several weeks, dependent upon material delivery.

Update - November 30, 2021

Parc Verdun improvements are almost complete. The asphalt for the tennis/sport court still needs to be installed, however, it is not advisable to install asphalt during colder temperatures. This is particularly important for tennis courts which have particular requirements that cannot be achieved when the air temperatures are too low. We anticipate having the courts paved in early March 2022 with temporary lines and then painted later in spring 2022. We will be opening portions of the park to the public in the interim.

The second bridge over Wood Creek will be re-installed this winter.

Update - September 15, 2021

Creek enhancement work at Parc Verdun has begun and will continue for two to three weeks. A creek by-pass has been installed, with the use of a power generator, and will remain in place during the stream work.

Reinstatement of the sports court will begin following the stream work.

Update - August 26, 2021

Parc Verdun improvements are underway and are expected to be complete in fall 2021.

The District has received the Water Sustainability Act Approval permit necessary to begin improvement work on Wood Creek.

Arborist inspections have determined that some trees need to be removed because they will be directly impacted by the stream improvements, or have been determined as hazardous and will be removed for safety reasons.

As part of the creek improvements, new native trees will be planted to replace the ones removed and additional ground cover will be added to help stabilize and restore the area.

Mobilization of equipment and materials to the site will begin in the last week of August, followed by tree work. Once the tree work is complete, the remainder of the stream and then court work will begin.

We will post updates here when they are available.

Update - March 2021

Parc Verdun improvements will be constructed in summer/fall 2021 to align with warmer temperatures to complete the work.

Planned improvements include:

  • Sports court renewal: The two tennis courts and one multi-sport court will be rebuilt and one of the courts will be lined for both tennis and pickleball. The courts will be reduce in length by 1.2m to reduce stream bank erosion.
  • The practice wall and surrounding asphalt paving will be removed. A new practice wall will be added inside one of the tennis courts attached to the fencing. The old practice wall area will be restored to native planting with seating and a trail connection.
  • Trail improvements and fence repairs behind the sports courts.
  • Chipped paint will be removed from the existing exercise equipment.
  • Stream bank improvements will be dependent on environmental permit process.* Proposed improvements include bank erosion control, removing old wood retaining and naturalizing bank, instream improvements for fish habitat.

Park Plan

*The District has applied for environmental permits and is waiting for review. The scope of work may either change or be delayed based on permit requirements. Should the permits not be issued, stream improvements will be removed from scope and the remainder of planned changes will proceed.

Survey and open houses

Park Verdun has been identified as being a popular neighbourhood park in need of improvements. In June 2019, District staff conducted an online survey in addition to three park information sessions to determine the interests and priorities of the community with regards to improving Parc Verdun.

We received 159 surveys submitted between June 6 and July 5, 2019. We learned that there is a desire to improve the stream bank and trails and keep both tennis courts and the multi-use courts. We heard interest in restoring the area where the practice wall is located as well as some interest in keeping the practice wall.

Thank you to everyone that took the time to provide feedback. Learn about the survey findings by reading the summary report:

Survey Summary Report - Parc Verdun



Update - July 20, 2022

The contractor continues to work on-site and the improvements to Parc Verdun are now scheduled to be completed by the end of July or the first week of August.

Update - June 27, 2022

Asphalt for the new sports courts was installed over the week of June 20. The asphalt has to cure and harden before the sports court coating and lines can be applied. In the meantime, the contractor will be installing steps, and preparing the area for the tennis net posts and basketball hoop this week, before moving on to installing the fencing and practice board. We anticipate the courts will be ready for play by July 25.

Update - June 6, 2022

The Parc Verdun improvements project is now nearly complete.

Installation of the asphalt for the tennis/sports court is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16. Court fencing, practice wall, basketball net, court lines, and nets will be installed as soon as the weather and contractor availability allows.

The final bridge over Wood Creek has been installed, and all trails within the park are now open to the public.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with our contractor to complete this project.

Update - March 24, 2022

The Parc Verdun improvements project continues to move ahead, despite some construction delays.

Owing to unfavourable weather conditions, installation of the asphalt for the tennis/sports court has been delayed. The courts are still anticipated to be ready for use by summer.

Trails within the park are now open to the public, with the exception of one bridge over Wood Creek. Supply chain issues have delayed installation of the second bridge over Wood Creek. We expect the second bridge will be re-installed in the next several weeks, dependent upon material delivery.

Update - November 30, 2021

Parc Verdun improvements are almost complete. The asphalt for the tennis/sport court still needs to be installed, however, it is not advisable to install asphalt during colder temperatures. This is particularly important for tennis courts which have particular requirements that cannot be achieved when the air temperatures are too low. We anticipate having the courts paved in early March 2022 with temporary lines and then painted later in spring 2022. We will be opening portions of the park to the public in the interim.

The second bridge over Wood Creek will be re-installed this winter.

Update - September 15, 2021

Creek enhancement work at Parc Verdun has begun and will continue for two to three weeks. A creek by-pass has been installed, with the use of a power generator, and will remain in place during the stream work.

Reinstatement of the sports court will begin following the stream work.

Update - August 26, 2021

Parc Verdun improvements are underway and are expected to be complete in fall 2021.

The District has received the Water Sustainability Act Approval permit necessary to begin improvement work on Wood Creek.

Arborist inspections have determined that some trees need to be removed because they will be directly impacted by the stream improvements, or have been determined as hazardous and will be removed for safety reasons.

As part of the creek improvements, new native trees will be planted to replace the ones removed and additional ground cover will be added to help stabilize and restore the area.

Mobilization of equipment and materials to the site will begin in the last week of August, followed by tree work. Once the tree work is complete, the remainder of the stream and then court work will begin.

We will post updates here when they are available.

Update - March 2021

Parc Verdun improvements will be constructed in summer/fall 2021 to align with warmer temperatures to complete the work.

Planned improvements include:

  • Sports court renewal: The two tennis courts and one multi-sport court will be rebuilt and one of the courts will be lined for both tennis and pickleball. The courts will be reduce in length by 1.2m to reduce stream bank erosion.
  • The practice wall and surrounding asphalt paving will be removed. A new practice wall will be added inside one of the tennis courts attached to the fencing. The old practice wall area will be restored to native planting with seating and a trail connection.
  • Trail improvements and fence repairs behind the sports courts.
  • Chipped paint will be removed from the existing exercise equipment.
  • Stream bank improvements will be dependent on environmental permit process.* Proposed improvements include bank erosion control, removing old wood retaining and naturalizing bank, instream improvements for fish habitat.

Park Plan

*The District has applied for environmental permits and is waiting for review. The scope of work may either change or be delayed based on permit requirements. Should the permits not be issued, stream improvements will be removed from scope and the remainder of planned changes will proceed.

Survey and open houses

Park Verdun has been identified as being a popular neighbourhood park in need of improvements. In June 2019, District staff conducted an online survey in addition to three park information sessions to determine the interests and priorities of the community with regards to improving Parc Verdun.

We received 159 surveys submitted between June 6 and July 5, 2019. We learned that there is a desire to improve the stream bank and trails and keep both tennis courts and the multi-use courts. We heard interest in restoring the area where the practice wall is located as well as some interest in keeping the practice wall.

Thank you to everyone that took the time to provide feedback. Learn about the survey findings by reading the summary report:

Survey Summary Report - Parc Verdun


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