Every year, we update our parks, trails and natural areas. We’re also building new parks for you to enjoy. Subscribe to this page to get updates on our park projects.

On this page:

  1. Neighbourhood park upgrades
  2. Places and Spaces
  3. RBJ Schlegel Park
  4. Prospect Park
  5. Westchester Park
  6. Trail improvements
  7. Pedestrian bridge work
  8. Tell us what you think

Neighbourhood park upgrades

Lots of work is happening in our neighbourhood parks! We're upgrading Westwood Park and Brubacher Park. These upgrades will be complete in summer 2023. Park improvements at Vanier Park, Traynor and Alpine Parks will start in 2023.
Learn more on Engage Kitchener.

We are also upgrading Kinzie, Idlewood and Oaten Parks. Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2023 for Oaten Park, with Idlewood and Kinzie Park construction to follow in the spring of 2024. Learn more on Engage Kitchener.

Westwood Park timelapse

Alpine Park timelapse

Vanier Park timelapse

Places and Spaces

Staff are continuing to refresh the parks strategic plan through the development of Places and Spaces.

The first part (Spaces) was approved by Council on August 22, 2022, along with an updated park dedication bylaw.

Engagement continues for Places which will go to city council in early 2024 for approval. Learn more on how to get involved, and the current topic of engagement, at Engage Kitchener.

RBJ Schlegel Park

One of Kitchener’s newest parks, RBJ Schlegel opened to the public in 2020 after many years of planning and construction.

Phase 2 of the park works will see the former Farmhouse residence restored and re-purposed as a three-season washroom and change facility and a wide range of court amenities (basketball, pickleball and tennis) constructed. In addition, a maintenance building will be built on site. Construction continues on site with expected openings for the 2023 season. Existing amenities will be open during construction of Phase 2. 

Expected completion: washroom opening spring 2023, remaining amenities in Phase 2 in summer 2023

Prospect Park

We're excited to add new park amenities and stormwater management at Prospect Park that meet the needs of visitors and improve sustainability of the park. We expect that further community engagement will take place throughout the fall and winter of 2023.

Expected completion: 2024

Westchester Park

In collaboration with the local community association and the #LoveMyHood program, we're installing a new basketball court at Westchester Park. The work is expected to take place over summer 2023.

Trail improvements

We're making trail enhancements and improvements in 2022, guided by the Cycling and Trails Master Plan. We expect to complete these trail projects in 2022:

  • Vanier to Kingsway: The gravel trail running from Vanier through Wilson Park to Kingsway will be upgraded to an asphalt Multi Use Trail. Work is anticipated to be completed in 2022.
  • Fisher Hallman to Lawrence Avenue: The gravel trail running through the Henry Sturm Creek and through Filsinger Park will be upgraded to asphalt Multi Use Trail. Work is expected to late spring 2022 and completed before the end of the year.
  • Rolling Meadows: Trail improvements are being undertaken in 2022 to trails through Rolling Meadows and Timberland Parks. Estimated completion: late summer 2022
  • Erinbrook: Additional trail improvements are taking place in Erinbrook Park, completing connections around Glencairn school. Estimated completion: fall 2022

Pedestrian bridge work

There are more than 70 pedestrian bridges in Kitchener connecting communities through our parks and trails. We’re are currently working to assess the condition and required repairs to the Victoria Park Bridge, leading to Roos Island.

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