Oshawa residents invited to have their say on Kingside Park re-development

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Published August 24, 2021 at 3:33 pm

It appears the numbers don’t love the tennis courts at Oshawa’s Kingside Park, as tennis is conspicuously absent from a re-development plan for the south-east end park.

Kingside, located on Tennyson Avenue, just east of Wilson Road South, currently features a sports field, tennis courts, a small playground and a parking lot, in addition to the community clubhouse.

The re-development plan offers two options for residents:

  • Concept A proposes active recreational programming designed to provide opportunities for structured sports activities, and includes a 7 v 7 player soccer field, pickleball courts, accessible playground, gathering space with shade pavilion, paved pathway connections with benches, and an expanded parking lot.
  • Concept B proposes passive recreational programming designed to provide opportunities for unstructured leisure activities, and includes more natural and passive greenspace, an accessible playground, gathering space with shade tables, a paved pathway loop with benches that connects by a bridge over the creek, and a parking lot of existing size.

Residents are invited to participate online on Connect Oshawa (www.connectoshawa.ca/KingsidePark) to view the conceptual plans and virtual presentation as well as complete an online feedback form or by calling Service Oshawa at (905) 436-3311 during regular business hours.

Feedback will be received until noon on Thursday, September 9, and will be considered in the selection of the preferred conceptual plan and playground equipment for the park.

“The redevelopment and modernization of Kingside Park is a key project in the southeast corner of our city,” said Ward 5 Regional Councillor Brian Nicholson. “By incorporating uses for all ages, it will transform Kingside Park into the heart of the surrounding community for generations to come.”

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