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.

The sportsfields are now open, however work continues on the skatepark and pathways. 

 Southwest Optimist Sportsfields

The sportsfields have been reconfigured to include four softball diamonds and one blast ball diamond. As part of the reconstruction new irrigation and fencing was installed and drainage was improved. Lighting was not in the budget at this time however, electrical servicing and conduit was installed so lights can be added in the future. The project also included improvements to pathways within the park, a new basketball court, new shade structure and the playground was relocated.


Planning has begun for the Upper Canada Park skatepark - the city's fourth permanent skatepark facility. The location was recommended within the 2012 Skatepark Planning Study. 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 Jan. 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 Feb. 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 Sept.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)

Photo Gallery: Upper Canada Park will appear here on the public site.
For more information on Upper Canada Park, contact Mark Parris at 519-741-2600, ext. 4397.

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