Richmond Hill ON
Richmond Green Heritage Park was conceived of as the "Central Park” for a growing community. The site has a rich agricultural history, which through research, interpretation, detailing and construction, became a major aspect of our theme – ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’. EDA Collaborative developed this multi-use facility by working within the framework of existing site features and active park facilities, combined with current use requirements, and with an eye to developing future opportunities for continued interpretation. The site includes a boardwalk and wetland, Children’s Garden and play area, Rose Garden, Amphitheatre, water play area, several soccer, softball and basketball facilities, ice skating trail, changing room/washroom, wedding garden overlooking the pond with gazebo, bridge and waterfall, parking areas, walkways, lighting, and interpretive signage.
The plan includes on-site stormwater management ponds to remediate stormwater run-off. The master plan was developed while working with the City Design Staff, and involved consultation with Toronto Region Conservation Authority, City Engineering, building and facilities departments as well as community groups who are regular users of the park facilities. The project construction cost was $8.5 million.