Upper Canada Park


Upper Canada Park offers something for everyone - from sports enthusiasts to those looking for serenity only the great outdoors can provide.

The park is located at the corner of Homer Watson Boulevard, Pioneer Drive and Upper Canada Drive, where you'll find a playground, a natural area - including Schneider Creek, Doon-Pioneer Park Community Centre and the Southwest Optimist sportsfields.

Work is underway to upgrade the park's facilities and build new amenities to meet the current and future needs of the surrounding community. Park upgrades have begun and are scheduled to be completed in July 2018. During the time of construction, all facilities within the park will be closed.

Check out the following resources for more information on this project:

 Southwest Optimist Sportsfields

The current phase of the sportsfield improvements includes:

  • Reconfiguration of four (4) softball diamonds and one (1) blast ball diamond
  • Installation of drainage, irrigation and new fencing
  • Electrical servicing and conduit, for future lighting
  • Comprehensive pedestrian pathways and existing multi-use pathway improvements
  • Community park features such as new shade structure, new basketball court, and relocated playground.

Updated drawings illustrating the first phase of work can be viewed below:

The ball diamonds will be open for use and scheduling for the 2019 season.

For more information, contact Mark Parris, Landscape Architect, at 519-741-2600, ext. 4397.



July 13, 2018

Progress continues at Upper Canada Park. Earthworks, servicing and major structural work is complete, with the ball diamonds and many park amenities beginning to take shape. Check out these aerial images and see the progress for yourself!

Photo Gallery: Upper Canada Park - progress will appear here on the public site.
Neighbourhood Park

The playground equipment at Upper Canada Park has come to the end of its life expectancy and will be replaced during the park renovation. Residents will also be able to access the rebuilt playground more easily thanks to a new asphalt path and wood fibre safety surface that meet current guidelines for accessibility and safety.

Public input into the playground design was received via online survey and public input meeting held at the Doon Community Centre in 2017. 

Please review the new playground layout and equipment design by clicking on the below links:

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Unforeseen delays prevented the work from being completing according to our original schedule. Construction will finish by the end of June 2018. Re-seeded turf areas will be establishing thereafter however so residents are asked to restrict use to the playground and access trails until the grass has grown in. 

In the meantime please respect the construction fencing and signage for your safety and to prevent further delay in opening the park. We acknowledge your patience for this project and apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, please contact Jonn Barton, Associate Landscape Architect, at 519-741-2600 ext. 4152.


Project initiation has begun on Upper Canada Park skatepark - the city's fourth permanent skatepark facility. The location was recommended within the 2012 Skatepark Planning Study, as was Fischer skatepark, which was completed in 2015. Upper Canada Park skatepark will be about 900-1,200 square metres and the design will focus mainly on a terrain-style street course.


WORKSHOP #1 - Vision & Brainstorming

A "vision & brainstorming" workshop was held January 16, 2018 for residents to share ideas for what they envisioned this new skatepark facility to be. Feedback was received at the even as well as via the Engage Kitchener online survey.

We thank all those that participated in this first session.


WORKSHOP #2 - Concept Review & Comment

In this follow-up workshop on February 27, 2018, our consultant presented three draft design concepts based on feedback received from the first workshop and online survey. Further comments on the three concepts were gathered to help the City develop one preferred design.

View the concept drawings here: UCP Skatepark Concepts (PDF, 3 Pages)


WORKSHOP #3 - Final Design Presentation

The final workshop was held September 13, 2018 to present the preferred design of the Upper Canada Park skate park. The final design reflected and consolidated comments and feedback from the previous workshops and three concept developments

View the final concept drawing here: UCP Skatepark Final Concept (PDF, 3 pages)

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