Oshawa’s redeveloped Cordova Valley Park officially open

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Published August 3, 2023 at 10:59 am

A redevelopment of Oshawa’s Cordova Valley Park that included a new splash pad got its moment in the sun last week with a ribbon-cutting at the Glen Street park.

About half of the nearly $2 million in park upgrades was provided through a $975,000 grant from the federal government’s Community-Building Fund.

The rest of the money was sourced through reserves.

Cordova Valley Park, which added an off-leash dog park to its offerings earlier this year, now boasts a splash pad, new playground, enhanced amenities and upgrades to the soccer field. The park redevelopment project also included improved accessibility to the community garden as well as increased areas of planting and naturalization to provide pollinator habitat.

“Today, we’re excited to unveil the new and improved Cordova Valley Park,” said Mayor Dan Carter. “This park will now be a place where families can create lasting memories and children can embrace the joy of play.”

“Watching Cordova Valley Park come to life with the new Off-Leash Dog Park, the upgraded gardens, the new playground and best of all, the addition of the fantastic splash pad confirms the City of Oshawa’s recommitment to this community and its residents,” added Councillor Brian Nicholson, who represents the area and chairs the Safety and Facilities Services Committee.

Community engagement helped inform the new features of the park. Construction started in May 2022 and was completed last November. The splash pad opened last month.

“Parks provide space for families and residents to enjoy the outdoors, come together and have fun,” said Whitby MP Ryan Turnbull, who was on hand for the ribbon-cutting representing Ottawa. “I am pleased that the Government of Canada was able to support improvements to Cordova Valley Park – improvements that will benefit residents of all ages and abilities for years to come.”

For more information about Cordova Valley Park and the City’s other parks and trails visit Oshawa.ca/parks.

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