Parks are shared spaces for members of the community to get active, socialize and connect with nature. They are places built for the community, with the community in mind. Each year, the Town of Milton expands and enhances its park inventory, through new park development and park redevelopment. For a full listing of our parks, visit our parks and facility directory.

Investing in parks of possibility

In 2021, the Town of Milton is investing over $4.2 million in designing and building parks of possibility.

The Town develops new parks, and invests in upgrades and improvements to existing parks and open spaces, as required. Park development and redevelopment projects are approved annually through the capital budget. Park capital projects and budgets are approved by Council through two phases – design approval and construction approval.

Development process

Planning for new parks begins years before a park is built, through park land designation in Milton’s Official Plan.

Park development and redevelopment projects are prioritized through the Town’s 10-year parks budget forecast. This ensures that parks are redeveloped and continue to meet current standards and community needs. This may include alteration, repair or replacement of park elements at end of useful life.

Park projects typically undergo a design phase for one year. During the design phase, Town staff engage with stakeholders, agencies and the community to develop the park design and secure the required approvals and permits for construction. Construction typically takes place in subsequent years, subject to budget approval.

 Design phase process

The process of the design phase includes the following steps:

  1. Budget approval
  2. Project launch
  3. Community engagement
  4. Conceptual design
  5. Detailed design

Construction phase process

The process during the construction year include the following steps:

  1. Budget approval
  2. Tender process
  3. Construction underway
  4. Construction complete
  5. Park opening

For a copy of the final concept of parks undergoing construction, contact us

Recent and ongoing park projects

Parks in design phase

The current list of parks in design phase, as of spring 2021.
ParkAddressProjectPark typeExpected construction yearGet involvedStatus
Cobban Park 840 Whitlock Ave. New Neighbourhood park 2022 Get involved

Community engagement

Moorelands Park 504 Laurier Ave. Redevelopment Linear park 2022 Coming soon  Community engagement

Parks in construction phase

The current list of parks in construction phase, as of spring 2021.
ParkAddressProjectExpected construction startExpected completion
Benjamin Chee Chee Park 1350 Chee Chee Landing

New

  • Accessible play area with playground equipment and swings
  • Pathways with lighting
  • Picnic tables, bench seating and armourstone seatwalls
  • Grassed open space
  • Trees and shrubs

Many streets within this plan of subdivision are named after Canadian artists. In the Town of Milton, village square parks are named after the street upon which they are located, hence we have Benjamin Chee Chee Park. The park layout and playground features are a reflection of this artists unique style of art work. Benjamin Chee Chee used simple, graceful lines with minimal colour to represent birds and animals.

Spring 2021 Winter 2021
Coulson Park 754 Coulson Ave.

Redevelopment

  • Accessible play areas with playground equipment and swings
  • Picnic tables and bench seating
  • Trail connection to existing woodlot trail
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Existing pathways widened from 2.4 to 3.0 metres in width
  • All existing trees protected and maintained
Spring 2021 Winter 2021
Coxe Boulevard Park 314 Coxe Blvd.

Redevelopment

  • Ball diamond (replacement of existing backstop and infield, paved connection to players benches and spectator seating, bleachers and player benches)
  • Passive seating area under existing mature trees
  • Port-o-let shelter
  • Bench seating
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Drainage improvements throughout the park
  • Existing pathways widened from 2.4 to three metres in width
  • All existing trees protected and maintained

Note: The soccer fields, existing play feature and sand box are on Halton District School Board property and are excluded from this project.

Summer 2021 Winter 2021
Kingsleigh Park 265 Kingsleigh Crt.

Redevelopment

  • Children’s play area
  • Open lawn areas
  • Asphalt pathways
  • Site furnishings and signage
  • Tree preservation and planting
  • Grading and drainage improvements

Note: The Kingsleigh Court Kids commemorative plaque and neighbourhood interpretive sign will remain in the park.

Spring 2021 Winter 2021
Omagh Park 9830 Britannia Rd.

Redevelopment

  • Ball field redevelopment
  • Children’s play area
  • Parking lot
  • Open lawn areas
  • Asphalt pathways
  • Site furnishings and signage
  • Park shelter
  • Multi-use court
  • Tree preservation and planting
  • Grading and drainage improvement

Note: The Omagh bell monument and neighbourhood interpretive sign will remain in the park.

Spring 2021 Winter 2021
Sam Sheratt Trail (Drury Park) Adjacent to Drury Park condominiums

Redevelopment

  • Section of the Sam Sherratt Trail behind Drury Park condominiums will be closed in order to improve drainage adjacent to the trail.
  • Some areas of the pathway will also be repaved
  • Existing trees will be protected, however minimal tree removal will take place in order to improve drainage. Replacement trees will be planted for trees that are removed.
Spring 2021 Winter 2021

Recently completed park projects

  • Bronson Park (new) 205 Bronson Terrace
  • Centre Park (redevelopment) 198 Graham Bell Crt.
  • Court Park (redevelopment) 558 Brock Crt.
  • Ford Neighbourhood Park (new) 1400 Leger Way
  • Moffat Park (redevelopment) 1250 No. 5 Side Road
  • Raspberry Park (new) 1280 Raspberry Terrace
  • Sherwood Community Centre Park (new) 6355 Main Street West

Types of parks

Milton has a hierarchy of park types to serve the needs of the community and beyond. Each park has typical site amenities.

Community park 

A community park is the largest park of the parks classification and may contain unique facilities that attract the entire Milton community.

These parks may be part of a larger development that includes civic facilities like a recreation centre. Community level parks provide active recreational facilities for organized and competitive sports, special events and tournaments. A community park may also include large landscaped spaces with site furniture to act as gathering or entrance plazas.

Some amenities may include:

  • Sports fields (tennis court, soccer field, cricket pitch, beach volleyball court, baseball diamond, multi-use courts and/or other active facilities)
  • Parking lots
  • Major play areas with playground equipment
  • Spray pad
  • Programmed recreation areas
  • Naturalized areas, floral display beds and/or water feature
  • Community facility
  • Specialized landscape features
  • Pathway system linking parking with buildings and other site features
  • Community-wide programming opportunities
  • Public art

List of community parks in Milton:

  • Milton Community Park, 805 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton ON L9T 2X5

District park

A district park services several neighbourhoods. The primary purpose of a district park is to provide active recreational facilities for organized sports, special events and tournaments. 

Some amenities may include:

  • Active sports facility (tennis court, soccer field, cricket pitch, beach volleyball court, baseball diamond, multi-use courts and/or other active facilities)
  • Play areas with playground equipment
  • Parking spaces
  • Naturalized areas with a variety of trees
  • Paved pathway system 
  • Seating areas with a variety of amenities (benches, bike racks, etc.)
  • Park service building with public washroom, storage, shade and rain protection, shelter and/or picnic pavilion
  • Spray pad

List of district parks in Milton:

  • Bristol District Park, 1098 Thompson Rd. S., Milton ON L9T 2X5
  • Lions District Park, 99 Thompson R. S., Milton ON L9T 7Z1
  • Kinsmen Park, 196 Wilson Dr., Milton ON L9T 3J9
  • Sherwood District Park, 6125 Main St. W., Milton ON  L9T 8E8

Linear park

Linear parks are off-road pathways that enhance community connection. They include trail corridors, grassed open space and/or natural areas with mature trees that provide essential connections to park facilities. Linear parks are not considered part of the parkland dedication for development.

Neighbourhood park

A neighbourhood park has a central location in a local neighbourhood.

Some amenities may include:

  • Active sports facility such as soccer or ball fields intended for casual and programmed use
  • Parking is providing within the park or shared with a nearby school
  • Naturalized areas which are enhanced by their close proximity to existing woodlots, streams or mature trees

  • Turf areas, tree and shrub planting
  • Maintained activity areas and paved walkways with lighting
  • Seating areas
  • Play areas with playground equipment
  • Spray pad, multi-purpose court(s) and gazebo or shade structure
  • Additional signage such as neighbourhood history and interactive panels

Village square 

A village square is a small park typically located within sub-neighbourhoods. Typically, this park does not have active recreational facilities and because of its size, may not require naturalized areas.

This type of park provides a passive recreational experience. If possible, a village square will provide a link to the larger open space systems like creeks or woodlots.

Some amenities may include:

  • Variety of trees
  • Paved pathway
  • Seating areas
  • Play areas with playground equipment
  • Shade structures