The first phases of Kitchener’s newest major park, RBJ Schlegel Park, opened in fall 2020. Combining a sports destination with a family fun packed park, RBJ Schlegel Park is worth a visit soon!

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. About RBJ Schlegel Park
  3. Location
  4. Parking
  5. Washrooms
  6. Park features
  7. Future phases
  8. Our partners

COVID-19 updates

City of Kitchener parks and trails remain open for walkthrough access, outdoor amenities are closed

Ontario is in a state of emergency and under a stay-at-home order. This is in addition to the current provincewide shutdown.

Effective Saturday, April 17 at 12:01 a.m., the Province of Ontario has added further restrictions to the stay-at-home order, including the closure of outdoor amenities such as: 

  • Courts (tennis, basketball and pickleball)
  • Golf courses and driving ranges
  • Soccer fields and multi-use fields (includes frisbee golf)
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Skate parks and BMX parks (e.g. McLennan Park)
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Picnic tables and shelters

Residents are encouraged to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

If you plan to enter a city-owned park, trail or open space in Kitchener, please follow these guidelines:

  • Parks remain open for walkthrough access. Please do not gather in parks. 
  • Maintain a physical distance from other people of at least two metres or six feet, except for members of the same household.
  • Masks are strongly recommended.
  • Only visit with people in your household.
  • Share the space on a trail – keep your visit short and try to avoid busier times
  • Keep moving – try to keep moving to let others also use the trail
  • Walk-in your own neighbourhood
  • Leave if the park is crowded
  • Keep your dog on a leash when not using off-leash dog parks.
  • Wash or use hand sanitizer before eating or drinking and upon returning home.
  • Please only park in designated parking areas.

Under provincial guidelines, bylaw enforcement will enforce gatherings of those not living in the same household. If you notice gatherings larger than five people outdoors or groups not physical distancing, please call 519 741-2345.

To help ease parking congestion at McLennan Park, a temporary one way system has been implemented. Traffic should enter the park from Block Line and exit onto Ottawa Street. Please park in designated parking bays and, if parking is full, park in the Lions Arena parking lot.


About RBJ Schlegel Park

RBJ Schlegel Park has:

  • two soccer fields (available to book)
  • a large multi-purpose turf sportsfield
  • our first cricket pitch
  • separate junior and senior play areas
  • a sand play area

In 2021, we will refinish the historic farmhouse to add changeroom facilities. We will also build new outdoor court spaces.


Location

Address: 1664 Huron Road (beside Kitchener Fire Station 7)

Get directions on Google Maps.


Parking

Free parking is available off Huron Road.


Washrooms

There are no washrooms available at RBJ Schlegel Park. In spring 2021, portable washrooms will be available as work on permanent facilities is being completed.

There are no washrooms available over winter.


Park features

RBJ Schlegel Park is home to these amenities:

  • playground
  • sand play area
  • artificial turf fields

In spring 2021, these amenities will be available:

The artificial turf fields are now open for booking.

Take a look at the overall plan and phasing plan for the park.


Future phases

Phase two will bring more amenities, including outdoor courts, an on-site washroom and change facility in a heritage building and more landscape improvements. These are expected to be ready for use by 2022.


Our partners

RBJ Schlegel Park would not have been made possible without the collective effort of community and government partners.

A $2.3 million investment from RBJ Schlegel, a local company involved in seniors care and urban development, is the largest sponsorship agreement in the City of Kitchener’s history. 

RBJ Schlegel Park’s green infrastructure was made possible thanks to a $750,000 investment from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program funded by the Government of Canada.